When you make changes to the approved work during construction, you must first get approval from Seattle DCI. Our building inspector may approve changes for work that does not reduce the structure's strength or cause fire and life safety issues. Our building inspector will tell you if you need to revise your approved construction plans.
A building permit revision allows you to submit plan changes to an issued construction, demolition, mechanical, or site work permit. There are two types of revisions: major and minor.
A major revision requires you to reapply for a new permit. Examples of major revisions:
Revisions that don’t meet the criteria above are considered minor. You can receive approval for minor revisions with a post-permit submittal.
You can submit revisions as long as the permit has not expired or been finaled.
You must pay for one hour of review time when you submit your revision. You pay any additional hourly review fees when you pick up your permit.
We try to finish the initial review within two weeks.
How long it takes to get the final permit depends on how complex your project is and how many corrections, if any, you need to make.
Determine if you need a revision. Talk to your building inspector about proposed changes to determine if you need a revision. You should discuss changes before making them so the project is not unexpectedly delayed by additional drawings and approval.
Determine your revision type. If you do need a revision, talk with your reviewer to find out if it is a minor or major revision.
Major revisions. Follow the steps outlined for your permit type to reapply.
Minor Revisions. Follow the steps below. Note: We do not require printed forms and plans if you are submitting online.