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SDCI Closures, Service Updates, and Inspection Requirements

SDCI customer service areas remain closed until further notice and continue offering services online. King County has approval from the State Department of Health to allow all private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. The City WILL NOT INSPECT any site that does not follow these requirements.


Summary: Removal of a hazard tree is allowed in environmentally critical areas (ECAs) when an applicant demonstrates a significant risk exists. This Tip details the process for assessing whether a hazard exists and submitting a Hazard Tree Removal Application. See Tip 331, ECAs: Tree and Vegetation Overview, for more general information about trees in ECAs.

Date Revised: 02/28/2020

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