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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: You need a demolition permit to remove structures, including accessory structures with a roof area (including overhangs) of more than 120 square feet. (See the Seattle Building Code (SBC) Section 106 and the Seattle Residential Code (SRC) Section 105 for specific requirements.) Demolition generally means the removal of the entire structure, although in some cases the foundation may remain to stabilize a site.

Date Revised: 08/19/2019

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