Our Applicant Services Center (ASC) is the hub of our permitting services. In the ASC you can:
The Construction Codes Advisory Board gives SDCI input about proposed code amendments and Director’s Rules related to technical codes. The board also advises us when permit applicants are unsatisfied with our decisions and want another opinion.
The Design Review Boards review most new multifamily and commercial buildings. The boards consider a broad set of design considerations and apply design guidelines that the project architect must use to design the exterior of the building. The boards' guidance and recommendations help us promote designs that fit into and relate to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Our emergency preparedness effort has two goals:
Our Noise Enforcement Program acts through a variety of measures to minimize the public’s exposure to excessive noise from construction sites, maintenance activity, and installed mechanical equipment.
The Public Records Act promotes transparency and an open government by making it easier to request and get copies of agency records. SDCI has a Public Disclosure Officer who responds to public records requests for the department.
Our Public Resource Center (PRC) provides one location to access publications, information on permits under review, and historical records. You can also apply for approvals, including opinion letters, tree & vegetation removal permits, and minor Master User Permit revisions.
We conduct trade licensing exams and issue licenses for tradespeople in Seattle who: