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About Director's Rules

Our Director's Rules (DRs) are binding rules about land use, construction, housing, and other codes we administer. The rules are adopted according to the administration section in the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC Section 3.06.040). We issue our Director’s Rules after we have published public notice in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.

We number our Director's Rules chronologically, with the document number and the year it was published. For example, DR 24-88 means the 24th rule of 1988.

Our final Director's Rules available online are not signed by the Seattle DCI Director, but they do contain the official, approved text. If you need a signed copy, please call our Public Resource Center at (206) 684-8467.

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

 

12-2021 Adjustment to the Amount of Emergency Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code

View public notice

 

DDR 11-2021 Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance

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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

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

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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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Still Need Help?


If you have questions about superseded or rescinded rules, please contact Jill Vanneman at (206) 733-9062.