I’m pleased that you have reached our website, designed to give you a sense of the wide range of services we provide at DPD. We hope it will save you a trip downtown, or, at the very least, help you focus your questions in preparation for meeting with our staff, your client, or nearby neighbors.
More importantly, I hope our website demonstrates our commitment to making our services accessible and understandable. Our primary goal is to provide you with quality service as we carry out our mission--managing growth and development within Seattle in a way that enhances quality of life. We're working daily to promote a safe and sustainable environment through comprehensive planning, good design, and compliance with development regulations and community standards.
Like many public service agencies, we're continually making improvements to our processes and to our website. If you have comments about current services or improvements you would like to see in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Diane Sugimura, Director
Department Mission Statement
We partner with the community to build and preserve a great city – safe and sustainable, diverse and healthy, energizing and supportive. For more information, see our Department Overview.
Our 2012 Annual Report covers our City Planning successes, permiting activity and department highlights.
Monthly City Council Briefings
DPD Director's monthly briefing memos to Seattle City Council's Committee on the Built Environment:
- Jan. 17, 2013 - 2012 year end memo
- March 14, 2012 (Committee Briefing Cancelled)
- February 8, 2012
- December 19, 2011
- October 12, 2011
- August 10, 2011
- July 13, 2011
- June 8, 2011
- May 11, 2011
- Feb. 9, 2011
- Jan. 10, 2011 - Year in Review
- Dec. 3, 2010
- Sept. 3, 2010
- July 2, 2010
DPD RSJ Report to Council
- June 4, 2010
- April 9, 2010
COBE Permit Activity Presentation
- March 8, 2010
- February 3, 2010
March 5, 2013