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FMOInspectionChanges to Plan Review Associated with the City's Permitting Process

E-Plans Required as of April 1, 2017

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has notified the Seattle Fire Department that they are moving to fully electronic plan submittals as of April 1, 2017. E-plan submittals will be required for architectural plans as well as shop drawings for sprinklers, fire alarms, and other fire protection systems if plans submittal is required as part of the SDCI permit process. For more information see:

Approved/Stamped Paper Copy, Printed in Color, Required at the Job Site

The approved/stamped paper copy of the plans must still be maintained at the job site for the City inspectors including SFD inspectors to review. This plan must be printed in color so that City comments are readily recognizable.

New Online Building Permit System

SDCI is replacing their online building permit system with a new software called Accela in late May. There will be enhancements that are intended to improve the customers' experience, and SDCI plans to make the transition as simple as possible for customers, for example automatically creating accounts in Accela for customers who have accounts in Hansen. For more information see:

The purpose of Seattle Fire Department's plan review and inspection services is to ensure that buildings under construction and those being remodeled in the City of Seattle are in accordance with the Seattle Fire Code and will protect occupants in an emergency.

For detailed information on the Plan Review and Construction Inspection process, follow the links displayed to the right.

To schedule an inspection:

To cancel a regular or overtime inspection:

  • Send email with inspection date, time, location and type to: with "Cancel Inspection" in the subject line.
  • Regular inspections must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid fees.
  • Overtime inspections must be cancelled by 9 a.m. on the business day prior to thee inspection to avoid fees.








Last Modified:   May 16, 2017

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