The City of Seattle’s Land Use Code has specific requirements for notifying the public of opportunities to comment on proposed land use activities. The type and extent of this notice generally depends on the type of project in question. Our primary notice methods include land use signs we post on properties within Seattle and our twice-weekly Land Use Information Bulletin.
Land Use Information Bulletin
Our twice-weekly notice, called the Land Use Information Bulletin, is posted on our website and mailed to over 200 neighborhood organizations and individuals citywide.
- View current and past bulletins
- Search bulletins
- Subscribe to the bulletin
- About the Land Use Information Bulletin
Land Use Signs
White and yellow land use signs are posted when a project requires a specific type of review by DPD, particularly for environmental concerns, design review, variances, conditional uses, short subdivision projects, and most shoreline projects.
In certain cases we also mail a notice to property owners and tenants located near sites where development activity is proposed.
Commenting on Land Use Activity
When you see a DPD land use sign posted on a property or read our Land Use Information Bulletin, consider it an invitation to become involved in the development of the community, as you are welcome to comment on the development proposals. Browse this website to learn:
- How to make effective public comments
- How to appeal a land use decision
- How to request a code interpretation
If you have a question about DPD public notices, land use signs, and the public comment process, see key contacts.