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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: This Tip is designed to help applicants understand the requirements for sites regulated by Seattle's Grading Code (SGC) - Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 22.170. This code applies to both permanent and temporary grading, as well as other land disturbing activities such as replacement of impervious surface, maintenance and protection of grades, slopes, soil stability and the correction of hazards related to any of the above. The purpose of this regulation is to protect the graded site and adjoining public and private properties, preserve natural drainage patterns and watercourses and control pollution.

Date Revised: 02/24/2010

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