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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: The City of Seattle requires that a Side Sewer Permit be issued before work begins on all side sewers and service drains, including new installations, alterations, repairs, capping, relocations, removals, and conditional and temporary dewatering work. Emergency repair work is allowed without getting a permit in advance, but a permit must be obtained from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) the next City working day,

Date Revised: 08/12/2019

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