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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: “Controlled receptacles” are electrical outlets that are automatically turned on and off by occupancy sensors or time switch systems. Seattle Energy Code Section C405.13 requires at least 50 percent of all outlets to be controlled receptacles in the following space types: private offices; open offices; conference rooms; classrooms; print/copy rooms; break rooms; and individual workstations (including office cubicles).

Date Revised: 06/19/2017

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