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Active Rules that interpret Building Code (Ch 22.100)

DR # Name
9-2018 Clarification and corrections to energy modeling procedures of the 2015 Seattle Energy Code
20-2018 Implementation of March 22, 2018 Basin Amplification Workshop Results
2-2017 Alternate for the use of lateral force-resisting systems in buildings between 160 and 185 feet in height
9-2017 Small Efficiency Dwelling Units
19-2017 Partial/phased occupancy, occupancy during construction & temp. c of occupancy
5-2016 General Duties & Responsibilities of Geotechnical Engineers
6-2016 Additional General Duties & Responsibilities of Structural & Geotech Special Inspection Agencies
5-2015 Alternate Design Reqmnts for use of Special Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls in bldgs. between 240-265 feet
15-2015 Structural Steel Welder Qualifications
5-2014 Seismic Design Alternative for Elevators
7-2014 Sprinkler Systems & Fire Alarms for Elevator Machinery Rooms, Cpontrol Rooms, Hoistways & Pits
9-2014 Bldg., Mechanical & Energy Code Requirements for Boarding Houses having 8 or fewer bedrooms and less than 2000 sq. ft. of Floor Area
10-2014 Steel fabricators
11-2014 Continuously Approved Concrete Design Mixes: Review Criteria & Procedure
12-2014 Shotcrete for Structural Applications, Including Duties & Responsibilities of Registered Special Inspectors
13-2014 Continuous & Periodic Batch Plant Inspection Procedures
14-2014 Post-tensioned concrete Installation & Special Inspection Requirements
23-2014 Method of Specifying Thickness of Spray-Applied Resistant Material (SFRM) for Structural Steel
24-2014 Field Inspection Procedures for Spray- Applied Fire Resistant Material (SFRM)
7-2012 Testing of stairway and hoistway pressurization systems in high rise buildings
4-2009 Demolition permits w/ waste diversion plan
7-2009 Seismic Survey and Report Requirements for Buildings Undergoing Substantial Alterations or Repairs
10-2009 Small Diameter Pipe Piles (Pin Piles)
16-2008 Designation of Exceptional Trees
23-2008 Criteria for Allowing 6'-4" Ceiling Height in Dwelling Units
24-2008 Determining Level of Repair for Damaged Buildings
11-2006 Augercast Piles: Mix, Inspection, and Reporting Requirements
24-2005 Storage and Use of Hazardous Materials, Including Flammable And Combustible Liquids, in Freight Containers Outside of Buildings
29-2005 Structural Support of Ducts and Mechanical Equipment
30-2005 Ventilation Systems in Research and Educational Laboratories (Fume Hoods)
5-2004 Alteration and Repair of Unreinforced Masonry Chimneys
8-2000 Building Identification Plan Requirement for Properties Having More than Two Buildings
6-99 Method of Specifying Thickness of Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM) for Structural Steel
7-99 Fire Inspection Procedures for Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM)
17-93 Establishment for the Record of Uses Not Established by Permit
7-90 Central Waterfront Piers - Restoration and Maintenance Requirements
23-87 General Duties and Responsibilities of Registered Special Inspectors

37 Rules Found

Keeping Your Rules Up-to-date


We publish official legal notice for all Director’s Rules in Seattle's Daily Journal of Commerce. We also publish notice about land use rules in our Land Use Information Bulletin through the Seattle Services Portal. To receive an email alert when the Land Use Information Bulletin is posted contact our Public Resource Center.

 

Draft Director's Rules

 

DDR 9-2021, Right to Legal Counsel in Eviction Proceedings (SMC 22.206.195) Reference Language Requirement for Notices Issued Pursuant to SMC 22.206.160.C.

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DDR 8-2021, Alternate Design Requirements for Use of Special Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls in Over Height Buildings

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DDR 7-2021, Alternate Design Requirements for lateral force-resisting systems in buildings between 160 and 185 feet in height

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DDR 10-2021, Stormwater Manual

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DDR 5-2021, Transportation Management Programs

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DDR 13-2020, Designation of Exceptional and Significant Trees, Tree Protection, Retention, and Tree Removal during land division, including tree service provider requirements

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DDR 12-2020, Residential Loading Standards for Downtown and South Lake Union Urban Centers, and Design Standards for all Loading Berths

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DDR 3-2020, Signs Capable of Video Display

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DDR 14-2019, Floating Home Height Exceptions

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DDR 16-2019, Determination of State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Exemption Levels for Infill Residential and Mixed-Use Development in Urban Centers and Urban Villages

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DDR 9-2019, Design Review Thresholds for Additions & Expansions

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If you have questions about superseded or rescinded rules, please contact Jill Vanneman at (206) 733-9062.