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How Do You Get a Permit?

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The permit process differs for each permit type, and may also vary depending on how complex your project is. These steps are a general guideline to follow to apply for a permit. you can submit most permit applications electronically through your Seattle DCI Project Portal.

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Submit Preliminary Application Materials

  • Submit required preliminary application materials electronically through your Seattle DCI Project Portal or submit paper copies of these forms:
    • Preliminary Application form with site plan
    • Pre-Application Site Visit Request form

Prepare Your Plans

  • Prepare plans showing all of your proposed work
  • Determine which permit forms are required for your permit type
  • Review your PASV Report or Preliminary Assessment Report to see additional requirements

Submit Plans

Screen Application Materials

Upload your application materials through your Seattle DCI Project Portal or bring them to the Applicant Services Center. We will review your material to make sure you have everything you need for a successful permit application intake. If you are a consistently prepared applicant (CPA) with a current rating of 80 percent or higher, this step is not required.

Schedule an Intake Appointment

You can schedule either an electronic or an in-person intake appointment once your screening is approved and you have completed all required preliminary application steps.

Submit Your Permit Application

Submit electronic permit application materials through your Seattle DCI Project Portal before 7:00 a.m. for your electronic intake appointment. For an in-person intake appointment, bring paper copies of all your permit application materials. You will need to pay all fees due at this time.

Plan Review & Corrections

After your permit application, we review your plans. Our reviewers may ask for corrections to any errors they find in your application materials.

Get Permit

Pay any outstanding fees and receive approved plans and permit.

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