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SDOT Street Use Inspection

All projects permitted by Street Use are subject to inspection. More complex permits have a standard inspection schedule, while more simple projects (such as moving containers and dumpsters) are only inspected if a problem warrants it.

For more complex permits, the inspection schedule is as follows:

  • Initial inspection: To ensure traffic-control and stormwater best management practices are set up correctly, and to review the project at the very start.
  • Periodic site inspections: To ensure that all work is staying in compliance with the terms of the permit. The periodic inspection schedule varies in association with the possible impacts to the transportation network and surrounding land use.
    • Every 10 days for arterials, high-impact areas, or urban villages.
    • Every 20 days for low-impact areas.
  • Final inspection: To ensure that the street and sidewalk are clear, and that all damaged infrastructure is properly repaired.
  • Acceptance inspection: To ensure that any restoration is functioning and without defect.

All inspections are billed at an hourly rate of $196/hour and will be based on the time spent on the project site.

Street Use inspectors are responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations of the City of Seattle, including the permit conditions. This is to ensure that all construction, safety, and accessibility requirements of the permit are met as approved.

The inspector can answer questions or meet with you to help smooth the permitting and inspection process for your project or event.

NOTE: Working in the public right of way without a permit can result in warnings, citations, or stop work orders.

Please call the Street Use main line (206-684-5283) with any questions.

Street Use Inspectors

North Construction District

Team Lead

David Ryles


Kirk Calkins

Magnolia / Queen Anne

Horton Young

North Lake Union

Jon Skinner


David Ryles


Sandra Petersen


Daniel Conn

Central Construction District

Team Lead

Danny Young


Benito Gonzalez

Central Capitol Hill

Warren Villanueva


Benito Gonzalez

South Lake Union

Steve Canda

West Capitol Hill

Bryan Harris

South Construction District

Team Lead

Dennis Stewart


Ilana Zimmerman

East Capitol Hill

Salim Mayberry


David Soule

South Seattle

Lorin Rafferty

West Seattle

Ted Malveaux

Street Improvements/Major Projects

Team Lead

William Bou


Kevin Miller


Jack Holliday


Tim Stegner


Mike McCandlish


Kenyon Johnson



Mike Houlihan

Map of Street Use Construction Inspection Districts
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