Our Priority Green Expedited program shortens the time it takes you to get a new construction permit.
We give you:
Your project must:
You must hire an approved verifier or consultant to document and verify the appropriate certification level before your intake appointment. Once construction is complete, the verifier or consultant must submit documentation to us confirming the certification will be achieved. DPD Alternative Path is available for residential projects under the Seattle Residential Code, and provides an option for applicants who choose not to seek a certification or use a verifier. These projects are verified by DPD staff. Small residential projects using Passive House standards meet or exceed DPD Alternative Path energy requirement, and are eligible if the size limit and other prerequisites are met.
We require no additional permit fees if your project is eligible for Priority Green. Your permit fees are the same as for regular construction permits:
We try to finish our initial review of construction permits in 8 weeks, but for Priority Green projects we shorten your review by:
Find out if you're eligible. To confirm your project is eligible for Priority Green Expedited, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Priority Green eligibility material. Send your Priority Green eligibility documents via email to email@example.com at least two weeks before your intake appointment. We'll review your documents and notify you within 2 weeks to confirm your eligibility or to request further information. For single-family and multifamily projects, provide the amount of conditioned floor area per dwelling unit on the checklist or on your correspondence.
Built Green, LEED for Homes, & LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise
LEED New Construction
DPD Alternative Path
You must have your mechanical and plumbing permits before you get your building permits.
Prepare your plans. Prepare the plan sets documents required for your permit type. For DPD Alternative Path, provide details and notes on plan sets demonstrating how your project conforms with our program requirements.
Schedule your intake appointment. Call (206) 684-8850 to schedule an intake appointment at the Applicant Service Center, or schedule an electronic plan intake appointment online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be rescheduled into a priority appointment. Allow 2 weeks between when you submit your Priority Green Eligibility Documents and your intake appointment.
Make sure to submit your signed agreement letter accepting our program requirements to email@example.com before your appointment. You do not need to bring the preliminary LEED or Built Green checklist or intent letter to the intake meeting ― these will be on file at DPD.
Initial plan review. During plan review, call (206) 684-7744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ― your single point of contact to facilitate resolution of issues during plan review.
Built Green, LEED for Homes, LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise, & LEED New Construction
DPD Alternative Path
We will verify that all Priority Green elements are built and installed per approved plans.