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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 Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) administers and enforces Seattle’s Housing and Building Maintenance Code (SMC 22.200 - 22.208) and several other city ordinances affecting landlords and tenants. Members of SDCI’s Code Compliance staff are available to assist tenants and owners in understanding City code requirements. This Tip is a general guide to the rights and responsibilities of Seattle tenants and rental property owners under city laws.

Date Revised: 07/11/2016

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