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Hours and Closures

Permitting Services
(including Applicant Services Center, Public Resource Center, and Plans Routing)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Note: For walk-in services, please arrive before 2:00 p.m.

Code Compliance
(including housing and zoning enforcement and landlord / tenant concerns)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Electrical Code Technical Support
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We are closed on all city holidays.

How to Find Us

We are located on the 19th - 22nd floors of the Seattle Municipal Tower at 700 Fifth Ave. in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Municipal Tower’s main entrance is at Fifth Ave. and Columbia St.

Mailing Address

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

Driving Directions

From I-5 Northbound: take the James St. exit; turn left on James St.; go downhill three blocks to Fourth Ave.; turn right onto Fourth Ave.; go one block and turn right on Cherry St. Seattle Municipal Tower is one block up on the left side between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

From I-5 Southbound: take the James St. Exit. Seattle Municipal Tower is on the right side between Columbia and Cherry Streets (one block before James St.).

From the I-5 Southbound Express Lanes: take the James St. exit. The exit ends in a tunnel directly underneath Seattle Municipal Tower.


The closest parking garages are the Seattle Municipal Tower Garage (entrance on 6th Avenue) and SeaPark Garage (entrances on both 6th Avenue and James Street). There are parking lots on the other side of I-5 and there are metered parking spots on the street.

Floor Directory

19th Floor

  • Office of the Director
    • Community Engagement
    • Land Use Code Development
  • Code Compliance
    • Housing and zoning enforcement
    • Construction enforcement
    • RRIO
    • Property owner and tenant assistance

20th Floor

  • Applicant Services Center
    Permit application and issuance, plan review
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
  • Public Resource Center
    Microfilm and electronic document library, permit history and research, Master Use Permit info, GIS maps and services, general single family zoning info (not site-specific), publications
  • Land Use Division
  • Licensing and Testing
    Trade licenses for gas piping, steam engineer, refrigeration

21st Floor

  • Electrical Inspectors
  • Engineering Services
  • Technical Code Development

22nd Floor

  • Building Inspectors
  • Elevator (Conveyance) Inspectors
  • Land Use Division
  • Mechanical Inspectors
  • Site Inspectors
  • Noise Inspectors


Still Need Help?

 Ask Us

  • Applicant Services Center, (206) 684-8850
  • TTY: 7-1-1 or (206) 233-7156