Seattle.gov Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections home page

Director's Rules

Superseded Rules

DR # Name
1-2020 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
2-2020 Implementation of Fee Ordinance
1-2019 Building Valuation Data
2-2019 Implementation of Fee Subtitle
7-2019 Adjustment to the Amount of Emergency Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code
7-2019 Adjustment to the Amount of Emergency Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code
2-2018 Updates to State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Thresholds for Infill Residential and Mixed Use Development in Urban Centers
7-2018 Exemptions from State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
8-2018 Attached vs. Detached as Applied to Accessory Structures and Accessory Uses
11-2018 Adjust Amount of Reloc Assist Payment Under TRAO
1-2017 Implementation of the Fee Subtital, Building Valuation Data
3-2017 Adjustment to Amount of Emergency Relocation Assistance under HBMC
4-2017 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance under TRAO
20-2017 Green Building Standard
1-2016 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
2-2016 Adjustment to the Amount of Emergency Relocation under HBMC
3-2016 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance Under the TRAO
7-2016 Small Efficiency Dwelling Units
10-2016 Update of Environmentally Critical Areas Mapping
12-2016 Green Building
1-2015 Fee Subtitle & BVD table
4-2015 Additional General Duties and Responsibilities of Structural and Geotechnical Special Inspection Agencies
17-2015 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance Under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
17-2015 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance Under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
21-2015 Stormwater Manual
29-2015 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Exemptions From Environmental Review Requirements When Establishing, Changing or Expanding A Use
30-2015 Standards for Landscaping, including Green Factor
1-2014 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
3-2014 Updates to State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Thresholds for Infill Residential and Mixed-Use Development in Urban Centers and Certain Urban Villages
16-2014 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment Under TRAO Application)
25-2014 Small Efficiency Dwelling Units
2-2013 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
14-2013 Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment under the Tenant Relocation assistance Ordiance
15-2013 Implementation of the RRIO Weighted Checklist
1-2012 Implementation of Fee Subtitle, BVD
6-2012 Building, Mechanical and Energy Code Requirement for Boarding Houses having 8 or fewer bedrooms and less than 2000 sq. ft. of floor area
9-2012 Updates to SEPA Review Thresholds for Infill Residential and Mixed-Use Development in Urban Centers and Certain Urban Villages
10-2012 Transportation Management Programs
11-2012 Parking Reductions based on Frequent Transit Service
12-2012 SEPA Exemptions from Environmental Review Requirements When Establishing, Changing or Expanding a Use
15-2012 Requirements for Green Stormwater Infrastructure to the Maximum Extent Feasible for Single-Family Residential and Parcel-Based Projects, DWW-201.1
16-2012 Requirements for Green Stormwater Infrastructure to the Maximum Extent Feasible for Roadway, Trail, and Sidewalk Projects, DWW-201.2
1-2011 Implementation of Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
2-2011 Implementation of Fee Subtitle
8-2011 Parking Reductions Due to Frequent Transit Service
9-2011 Height Measurement: Calculating Average grade level
10-2011 Clarifying Landscape Standards, including Seattle Green Factor
17-2011 Requirements for allowing grading in ECA between Oct. 31st and April 1st (grading season extension application)
18-2011 General duties and Responsibilities of Geotechnical Engineers
9-2010 Transportation Management Programs
13-2010 Groundwater/Dewatering
1-2009 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
1-2009 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
2-2009 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
15-2009 Vol. 1 Source Control Technical Requirements Manual
16-2009 Vo. II Construction Stormwater Control Technical Requirements Manual
17-2009 Vol. III Stormwater Flow Control and Water Quality
18-2009 Vol. IV Stormwater Code Enforcement Manual
1-2008 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
1-2008 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
8-2008 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
17-2008 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Exemptions From Environmental Review Requirements When Establishing, Changing or Expanding A Use
19-2008 Transportation Management Programs
1-2007 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
2-2007 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data
5-2007 Great Blue Heron Management Plan
13-2007 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
15-2007 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Exemptions from Environmental Review Requirements when Establishing, Changing or Expanding a Use
1-2006 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle - Building Valuation Data
2-2006 Requirements for Design & Construction of Side Sewers (Sewage)
3-2006 Requirements for Design & Construction of Service Drains (Drainage)
6-2006 Repair of Earthquake-Damaged Buildings
12-2006 Continuously Approved Concrete Design Mixes: Review Criteria and Procedure
13-2006 Shotcrete for Structural Applications, Including Duties and Responsibilities of Registered Special Inspectors
14-2006 Continuous and Periodic Batch Plant Inspection Procedures
15-2006 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
16-2006 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code
20-2006 Special Inspection of Post-Tensioned Concrete
29-2006 Environmental Review Sign
33-2006 General Duties and Responsibilities of Geotechnical Engineers
1-2005 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
2-2005 Side Sewer Fee Schedule
3-2005 Criteria for Allowing 6'4" Ceiling Heights in Dwelling Units
6-2005 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Ducts: Standard Alternatives For Exhaust Duct Termination at Locations Other than the Building Rooftop
9-2005 Revised Side Sewer Fee Schedule
10-2005 Variances from the Standards of the Noise Control Code
17-2005 Sprinkler Systems and Fire Alarms for Elevator Machinery Rooms, Hoistways and Pits
18-2005 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
19-2005 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code
22-2005 Right of Way Improvements Manual, Chs. 3 & 4
1-2004 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
2-2004 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
3-2004 Side Sewer Permit for Temporary Dewatering
4-2004 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code
6-2004 Small Efficiency Dwelling Units
7-2004 Requirements for Design and Construction of Side Sewers
7-2004 Requirements for Design and Construction of Side Sewers
8-2004 Clarifying terms and provisions regarding minor communications utilities (personal wireless facilities) in all zones
1-2003 Requirements for Side Sewer Design and Construction
3-2003 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
6-2003 Requirements for Wetland Assessment Reports
7-2003 Exemptions from Shoreline Program Permit Requirements
7-2003 Exemptions from Shoreline Program Permit Requirements
3-2002 Requirements for Allowing Grading in Environmentally Critical Areas Between October 31st and April 1st (Dry Season Extension Letter).
4-2002 Storage and Use of Hazardous Materials, Including Flammable And Combustible Liquids, in Freight Containers Outside of Buildings
6-2002 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
8-2002 Alteration and Repair of Unreinforced Masonry Chimneys
11-2002 Standard Design for Energy Code Analysis for Nonresidential Buildings
14-2002 Transportation Management Programs
20-2002 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
4-2001 Repair of Unreinforced Masonry Chimneys
6-2001 Clarification of State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Plants and Animals Policy concerning outstanding trees; and designation of Exceptional Trees under the Tree Protection Chapter (25.11) of the Seattle Municipal Code
7-2001 Adjustment to amount of relocation assistance payment under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
8-2001 Application of the 2001 Fee Subtitle to Specific Fees
12-2001 Pin Piles
14-2001 Standard Design for Energy Code Analysis for Nonresidential Buildings
1-2000 Implementation of the Fee Subtitle
2-2000 Application of the Fee Subtitle to Specific Fees
16-2000 Construction Stormwater Control Technical Requirements Manual (Vol. 2 of 4)
17-2000 Source Control Technical Requirements Manual (Vol. 1 of 4)
23-2000 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Exemptions from Environmental Review Requirements when Establishing, Changing or Expanding a Use
26-2000 Flow Control Technical Requirements Manual (Vol. 3 of 4)
27-2000 Stormwater Treatment Technical Requirements Manual (Vol. 4 of 4)
1-99 Clarification of the Fee Subtitle
4-99 Transportation Concurrency Project Review System
12-99 Charging Fees for Zoning Review of Master Use Permit Revisions
14-99 Special Conditions and Code Alternates for Day Care Centers
15-99 Exceptions for Installing Fire and Smoke Dampers in Exhaust Shafts by a Continuously Operating Fan
18-99 Standard Design for Energy Code Analysis for Nonresidential Buildings
21-99 Variances from the Standards of the Noise Control Code SMC 25.08
6-98 Adoption of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Addenda
8-98 Use of Protected Aboveground Tanks for Fuel Storage in Buildings
14-98 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Ducts: Standard Alternatives For Exhaust Duct Termination at Locations Other than the Building Rooftop
20-98 Statement of Financial Responsibility for Payment of Fees
1-97 Clarification of the Fee Subtitle
3-97 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critical Areas - Letter of Certification and Acknowledgement Statement
4-97 Statement of Financial Responsibility for Payment of Fees
6-97 Adoption of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Addenda
8-97 Criteria for Allowing 6'4" Ceiling Heights in Dwelling Units
14-97 Environmental Review Sign and Land Use Sign Standards for Applications
18-97 Major Institution Master Plans Annual Status Report Requirements
21-97 Sprinkler Systems and Fire Alarms for Elevator Machinery Rooms and Pits
1-96 Clarification of the Permit Fee Subtitle
4-96 Location of Property Line for Determination of Required Wall and Opening Protection in the Case of Side Yard Easements and Agreements Between Single Family Lots
5-96 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Duct Standards for Alternates and Exceptions
8-96 Adoption of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Addenda
9-96 Adoption of 1992 National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Inspection Code (ANSI NB-23)
11-96 Small Efficiency Dwelling Units
14-96 Criteria for Allowing 6'8" Ceiling Heights in Dwelling Units
15-96 Noncommercial Speech on Signs
19-96 Spray-Applied Fireproofing Thickness Reduction at Steel Beam Web Penetrations
20-96 Method of Specifying Thickness of Spray-Applied Fireproofing for Structural Steel
21-96 Field Inspection Procedures for Spray-Applied Fireproofing
24-96 New Downtown Office Development: Interpretation and Allocation of Usable New Office Space
28-96 Structural Support of Ducts and Mechanical Equipment
32-96 Seismic Survey and Report Requirements
34-96 Special Inspection of Post-Tensioned Concrete
35-96 Shotcrete for Structural Applications, Including Duties and Responsibilities of Registered Special Inspectors
1-95 Clarification of the Permit Fee Subtitle
2-95 Off-Premises Advertising Signs
3-95 Noncommercial Speech on Signs
4-95 Transportation Concurrency Project Review System
13-95 Clarifying the Authority of DCLU to Charge a Fee to recover Costs As ------ted with Return of Permit Applications and to Establish the Fee to be Charged
1-94 Clarification of the 1994 Permit Fee Ordinance
2-94 Transportation Management Programs
2-94 Transportation Management Programs
3-94 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critical Areas
3-94 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critical Areas
5-94 Allotment of Office Square Footage Downtown
8-94 Noncommercial Speech on Signs
9-94 Distinction Between Detached and Attached Structures
10-94 Criteria for Establishing 6'-8" Ceiling Heights in Dwelling Units
12-94 Fees for Accessory Dwelling Unit Applications
1-93 Clarification of the 1993 Permit Fee Ordinance
2-93 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critical Areas
3-93 General Duties and Responsibilities of Geotechnical Engineers
6-93 Best Management Practices for Construction Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
7-93 Shotcrete for Structural Applications, Incluting Duties and Responsibilities of Registered Special Inspectors
9-93 Adoption of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Addenda
10-93 Clarification of the 1993 Permit Fee Ordinance
11-93 Design Guidelines/Implementation Process for Designated Green Streets
14-93 Adoption of the 1992 National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Inspection Code (ANSI NB-23)
18-93 Large Sign Standards for Applications Requiring Environmental Review
19-93 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critical Areas
1-92 Clarification of the 1992 Permit Fee Ordinance
3-92 Review of Permit Applications Subject to the Northgate Area Interim Traffic Standards
4-92 Seattle Energy Code Requirements for Additions, Alterations and Repairs to the Building Envelope and Changes of Occupancy or Use (Including from Unheated to Heated Space) in Existing Buildings
15-92 Nonconforming Floating Homes Beyond the Lake Union Construction Limit Line
18-92 Adjustment to Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
20-92 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critical Areas
21-92 Requirements for Permitting Development in Environmentally Critial Areas
1-91 Clarification of the 1991 Permit Fee Ordinance
3-91 Fully-Sprinklered Buildings -- Sprinkler Systems and Fire Alarms for Elevator Machinery Rooms and Pits
4-91 Transportation Management Programs
5-91 Requirements for Permitting Development in Critical Areas
6-91 Review of Permit Applications Subject to the Northgate Area Interim Traffic Standards
8-91 Allotment of Office Square Footage Downtown
10-91 Mobile Home Park Resident Assistance Ordinance relocation Report and Procedures, Definitions, and Implementation
11-91 Seattle Energy Code Requirements for Additions, Alterations and Repairs to the Building Envelope and Changes of Occupancy or Use (Including from Unheated to Heated Space) in Existing Buildings
14-91 Requirements for Permitting Development in Critical Areas
17-91 Landscape Standards for Compliance with the Land Use Code and SEPA Requirements
1-90 Clarification of 1990 Permit Fee Ordinance
3-90 Small Efficiency Dwelling Units
10-90 Method of Specifying Thickness of Spray Applied Fireproofing for Structural Steel
11-90 Height of Chimneys on Floating Homes
12-90 Establishment for the Record of Nonconforming Uses
15-90 Field Inspection Procedures for Spray-Applied Fireproofing
16-90 Access to Exits from Elevator Lobbies
18-90 Revisions to Component Performance Calculations Procedures for Group R Occupancy and Addition of Log Home Compliance Option (As Required by the Washington State Energy Code)
23-90 Clarification of the 1990/1991 Permit Fee Ordinance
25-90 Seattle Energy Code Requirements for Additions, Alterations and Repairs to the Building Envelope and Changes from Unheated to Heated Space in Existing Buildings
26-90 Submittal Requirements for Steel Joist Institute Framing Products
30-90 Street Improvement Manual
31-90 Solar Collectors: Submittal Requirements and Standards for Review
33-90 Selection of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Consultants
34-90 Requirements for Permitting Construction in Critical Areas
35-90 Requirements for Permitting Development In Critical Areas
36-90 Special Inspection of Post-Tensioned Concrete
1-89 Clarification of the 1989 Permit Fee Ordinance
4-89 Determination of Residential Setbacks in the Shoreline District
5-89 Guidelines for Preparation and Review of Building Permit Applications for Laboratory Construction and Laboratory Hood Installation
10-89 Environmental Review Requirements when Establishing, Changing or Expanding a Use
11-89 Clarification of Fees to Recover City Costs for Services Associated with Mitigated DNS's
13-89 Adoption of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Addenda
14-89 Definition of Usable New Office Space
15-89 Metering of Office Square Footage Downtown
16-89 Public Benefit Features: Guidelines for Evaluating Projects, Adminstrative Procedures and Submittal Requirements in Downtown Zones
17-89 Duties and Responsibilities of Insuring Company Inspectors - Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection
18-89 Seattle Energy Code Requirements for Additions, Alterations and Repairs to Building Envelope and Changes from Unheated to Heated Space in Existing Buildings
20-89 Code Alternate Requirements for Day Care Facilities
24-89 Review of Permit Applications Subject to the Northgate Area Interim Traffic Standards
1-88 Clarification of the 1988 Permit Fee Ordinance
16-88 Applications to Place Tables and Chairs on Public Sidewalks
19-88 Dolphins not Requiring Use or Building Permits
24-88 Transportation Management Program
25-88 Verification of Shoreline District Boundary Line
27-88 Exemptions from Shoreline Program Permit Requirements
27-88 Exemptions from Shoreline Program Permit Requirements
29-88 Prescriptive/Component Performance Compliance Alternate for Seattle Energy Major Projects
30-88 Determination of Residential Setbacks in the Shoreline District
39-88 Sprinklers, Fire Alarms and Sprinkler Controls in Elevator Machinery Rooms of Fully Sprinklered Buildings
40-88 Standard Design Building for Energy Code Analysis
41-88 Landscaping Standards for Compliance with the Land Use Code and Environmental Review (SEPA) Requirements
43-88 Requirements for Records Indexing
50-88 Environmental Review Requirements When Establishing, Changing or Expanding a Use
51-88 Requirement for a Master Use Permit when there is an Establishment, Expansion or Change of Use
54-88 Large Sign Standards for Master Use Permit Applications and Council Decisions
1-87 Clarification of 1987 Permit Fee Ordinance and Rescission of Rules 29-86, 30-86, and 36-86
2-87 Requirements for Permitting Construction in Potential Slide Areas
6-87 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Duct Standards for Alternates and Exemptions
11-87 Adjustments of Boundaries of Undersized Lots
15-87 Developmental Coverage: Design of Drainage Control Facilities
16-87 Adoption of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Addenda
17-87 Adoption of Addenda to the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators -- ANSI/ASME A17.1
19-87 Spray Applied Fire-Proofing Thickness Reduction at Steel Beam Web Penetrations
25-87 Sotcrete for Structural Applications Including Duties and Responsibilities of Special Inspectors
26-87 Auger Cast-in-Place Piling
27-87 Continuously Approved Concrete Design Mixes: Review Criteria and Procedure
1-86 Clarification of the 1986 Fee Ordinance, and Rescission of Rule 8-80
2-86 Determination of Certain Multi-family Development Standards on Lots Zoned Partially Single Family and Partially Multi Family
3-86 Buildings Unfit for Human Habitation: Standards, Definitions and Enforcement Options
4-86 Clarification of the Definition of a Sidewalk Café
6-86 Master Use Permit Procedural Requirements Applied to Projects for Which SEPA Determinations have been Issued by Agencies other than the City of Seattle
7-86 Design Departure: Administrative Guidelines for Evaluating Projects, Administrative Procedure and Submittal Requirements
13-86 Parking Reductions Due to Transit Service
17-86 Definition of "Next More Intensive Zone" as Used in Land Use Code (Title 23)
19-86 Requirement for a Master Use Permit when there is an Establishment or Change of Use; Environmental Review Requirements
33-86 Requirement for a Master Use Permit when there is an Establishment, Expansion or Change of Use; Environmental Review Requirements
38-86 Continuously Approved Concrete Design Mixes: Review Criteria and Procedure
1-85 Clarification of the 1985 Fee Ordinance, Establishing Fees for Vacant Building and Advisory Housing Code Inspections and Fees for Condominium Conversion Inspections
8-85 Determination of Certain Multi-Fafmily Development Standards on Lots Zoned Partially Single Family and Partially Multi Family
10-85 Definition of Street Improvement Requirements and Exemptions of the Land Use Code, and Seattle Engineering Department (SED) Street and Alley Design Standards
11-85 Public Benefit Features: Guidelines for Evaluating Projects, Administrative Procedures and Submittal Requirements in Downtown Zones
12-85 Large Sign Standards for Master Use Permit Applications and City Council Decisions
15-85 Energy Consumption and Peak Demand Information for Environmental Review
1-84 Location of Property Line for Determination of Required Wall and Opening Protection in Side Yard Easements Between Single Family Lots
2-84 Fees for Advisory Housing Code and Required Condominium Conversions Inspections
3-84 General Duties and Responsibilities of Special Inspectors
4-84 Auger Cast-In-Place Piling
6-84 Field Inspection Procedures for Spray-applied Fireproofing
7-84 Procedures for Permitting Construction in Potential Slide Areas
17-84 Awnings and Canopies
25-84 Design Departure: Administrative Guidelines for Evaluating Projects, Administrative Procedure and Submittal Requirements
26-84 Code Alternate Requirements for Day Care Facilities
32-84 Master Use Permit Procedural Requirements Applied to Projects for which SEPA Determinations have been Issued by Agencies other than the City of Seattle
35-84 Public Benefit Features: Interim Administrative Guidelines for Evaluating Projects, Administrative Procedure and Submittal Requirements in Interim Downtown Zones
1-83 Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement
1-83 Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement
2-83 Master Use Permit Procedural Requirements Applied to Projects for which SEPA Determinations have been Issued by Agencies Other than the City of Seattle
11-83 Replacement of Abated Nonconforming Structures
20-83 Acceptable Alternatives to Section 802(c) of the Seattle Building Code for Special Provisions for Day Care Facilities
29-83 Changes in Lot Area in Single Family Zones by Lot Boundary Adjustment
32-83 Rescission of Director's Rules 39-80, 54-80, 22-81, 23-81, 63-81, 5-83, 14-83 and 28-83 Relating to Fees
10-82 Parking Requirements when there is a Change of Use in a Portion of an Existing Building
11-82 Clarification of the Definition of a Sidewalk Cafe and Renewals of Existing Street Use Permits for Sidewalk Cafes
12-82 Facade Modification in the Shoreline Area
17-82 Setbacks in the Shoreline Area
18-82 Parking Conditions Imposed on New Development Proposals in Downtown Seattle
20-82 Early Notice of Projects Requiring Specification of Design Terms for Revie of Public Amenity Features Proposed to Achieve Floor Area Bonuses
21-82 Permit Requirements and Code Distinctions Between Billboards and Off-Premise Painted Wall Signs
22-82 Large Sign Standards for Master Use Permit Applications and City Council Decisions
23-82 Changes from One Nonconforming Use to Another
24-82 Projecting Windows on Shoreline Residences
27-82 Exemptions to the Large Sign Requirement of the Land Use Code
30-82 Master Use Permit Procedural Requirements Applied to Projects for which SEPA Determinations have been Issued by Agencies Other than the City of Seattle
31-82 Dolphins not Requiring Use or Building Permits
35-82 Submittal Requirements and Standards for Review of Solar Collectors
37-82 Changes from One Nonconforming Use to Another
39-82 Calculation of Open Space Requirements for Additions to Nonconforming Apartments in Lowrise 1 Zones and for Projects which Include Both Ground-related Structures and Apartments
42-82 Standards for Minor Structural Building Overhangs Encroaching into Streets and Alleys and Criteria for Approval
44-82 Design Departure: Administrative Guidelines for Evaluating Projects, Administrative Procedure and Submittal Requirements
45-82 Charges for Quarterly Reinspection of Vacant Buildings
46-82 Key Plan Requirement for Properties having More than Two Buildings
47-82 Hydronic Heat Pumps - Heating Mode
50-82 Distinction between Detached and Attached Structures in Single Family Zones
54-82 Fees for Advisory Housing Code and Required Condominium Conversions Inspections
1-81 Criteria for Establishing 6'8" Ceiling Height in Dwelling Units
2-81 Land Use Fees: A) Short Plats - Lot Line Adjustment B) Preliminary Work
3-81 Definition of Family
5-81 Conditional Use, Special Exception and Variance Applications for SEPA-Exempt Actions are Exempt
6-81 Floats Included in Lot Coverage
14-81 Fees for Advisory Housing Code and Required Condominium Conversion Inspection
15-81 Charges for Quarterly Reinspection of Vacant Buildings
25-81 Large Sign Standards for Master Use Permit Applications Requiring Environmental Review
33-81 Verification of Shoreline District Boundary Line
37-81 Interpretation of Exemptions from the Substantial Development Permit Requirements of the Shoreline Management Act of 1971 as Applied to Floating Drydocks, Repair Floats, and Flating Paint Sheds
38-81 Requirements for a Use Permit When There is an Establishment or Change of Use; Environmental Review Requirements
39-81 Requirements for Premix Concrete Plants Certification Inspection
44-81 Master Use Permit Application Fees for "Use" Components
47-81 Clarification of the Responsibilities of the SEPA Public Information Center
59-81 Advisory Housing Code and Condominium Conversion Inspection Fee Refund
61-81 Definition of the Term "Under Construction" as Used in the Housing Preservation Ordinance
1-80 Requirements for a Use Permit When There is an Establishment or Change of Use; Environmental Review Requirements
7-80 Establishing an Interim Energy Code Fee Affecting Building, Mechanical, and Electrical Permit Applications
18-80 Exemption of Superintendent's rulings from Compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act
20-80 Amending the Definition of "Shoreline Adjacent Structures" contained in Superintendent's Ruling 14-79, deleting the terms "in an Arc" from the Definition.
29-80 Signs for Public and Semi-Public Institutions in Residential Zones and Signs for Conforming Uses in RMH and RMV Zones
36-80 Fee for Certification of an Approved Fabricator's Manufacturing Plant
42-80 Training School and Quartering of Crews as an Accessory Use to Shipbuilding and Repair
53-80 Rescinding Administrative Ruling 1-75: Method of Assessing Fees for FHA/Hud Single-Family Renovation Contracts
5-79 Charges for Quarterly Reinspection of Vacant Buildings
6-79 Advisory Housing Code and Condominium Conversion Inspection Fee Refund
8-79 Establish a Travel Limitation for Special Purpose Platform Lifts
10-79 Pedestrian Access Bridge Permitted Without Variance
11-79 Sign Requirements When Required Accessory Parking is Provided on Other than the Principal Use Lot in a BN or More Intensive Zone
14-79 Determination of Residential Setbacks in the Shoreline District
14-79 Determination of Residential Setbacks in the Shoreline District
17-79 Minimum Float Clearance for Floating Home Replacement, Remodelling or New Construction
20-79 Legalization of Existing Non-Conforming Uses
22-79 Interpretation of Exemptions from the Shoreline Permit Requirement
25-79 Point of Attachment of Conductors shall be 12 Feet Unless Impracticable in which case it shall be no Less than 10 Feet; Also, on Existing Services of Any Amperage, a Weatherhead to Weatherhead Connection Shall be Permitted, for Conversions or Service Increases
26-79 Extent of Automobile Repair and Maintenance Permitted in Existing Service Stations and Auto Maintenance Constituting a Service Station
4-78 Decks as Regulated by the Seattle Zoning Ordinance
6-78 Determining the Existence of a Dwelling Unit for the Purpose of Code Enforcement
8-78 Method of Wiring for Stage Set Lighting and Stage Effects that are Not Fixed to Location
9-78 Acceptance of Plans and Specifications for Steel Joists that have been Approved by the Steel Joist Institute
15-78 Approval of Shop Drawings for Structural Steel Joists
17-78 The Measurement of Painted Wall Graphics
18-78 Front Yard Exceptions for Developed Block Fronts
26-78 Minimum Float Clearance for Floating Home Replacement, Remodeling or New Construction
32-78 Allowance for Existing 7 Foot Ceilings in Single Family Dwellings
35-78 Determining the Existence of a Dwelling Unit for the Purpose of Code Enforcement
3-77 Interpretation of Exemption of Interior Remodeling of Existing Structures within the Shoreline District Where No Change of Use is Involved
6-77 Property Located Within 200 Feet of the Shoreline Where the Development is Not Within 200 Feet
7-77 Setback Requirements for Single Family Residences in Shoreline Areas
14-77 Alternate Locking Devices for Sliding Patio Doors
17-77 Reasonably Weathertight, Watertight and Damp-Free Building Components
18-77 Building Vacated and Closed or Open to Unauthorized Entry
22-77 Standards for Repairing or Vacating and Closing a Building as Opposed to Repairing or Demolishing and Removing…
30-77 Charges for Quarterly Reinspection of Vacant Buildings
31-77 Heavy Timber Construction - No Substitution for One-hour Construction
11-76 Computation of Density of Off-Premise Signs
15-76 Exemptions From Substantial Development Permit/Shorelines
17-76 Fees for Examination and Registration of Registered Special Inspectors
24-76 Alterations to Doors Opening into Corridors Which Are Not Part of a Stairwell Enclosure
25-76 Submerged Outlets
26-76 Security Requirements for Building Main Entrance Doors
27-76 Alterations to Doors Opening Into A Stairwell Enclosure
30-76 Decks as Regulated by the Seattle Zoning Code
36-76 Maximum Design Stress Allowable Without Substantial Data: Old Masonry Building
48-76 Front Yard Exceptions for Developed Block Fronts

381 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.

View public notice

 

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

View public notice

 

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

View public notice

 

DDR 10-2021, Stormwater Manual

View public notice

 

DDR 5-2021, Transportation Management Programs

View public notice, DNS, and SEPA Checklist

 

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

View public notice

 

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

View public notice

 

DDR 3-2020, Signs Capable of Video Display

View public notice

 

DDR 14-2019, Floating Home Height Exceptions

View public notice

 

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

View public notice

 

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

View public notice

 

Still Need Help?


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