Contact Us - Hours & Location


All customer service areas are closed to in-person visits. Please see SDCI Service Updates in Response to COVID-19 for information on how to access our services online.

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

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

Electrical Code Technical Support

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We are closed on most federal holidays.

How to Find Us

We are located in 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
(include the division: Director's Office, Land Use, Finance, Human Resources, Inspections, Etc.)
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

By Bus

We are conveniently located in downtown Seattle, near several bus stops. Nearby bus stops include:

  • 2nd Ave. and Marion St.
  • 2nd Ave. and Cherry St.
  • 2nd Ave. and James St.
  • 3rd Ave. and Marion St.
  • 3rd Ave and Columbia St.
  • 4th Ave. and Madison St.
  • 4th Ave. and Cherry St.
  • 4th Ave. and James St.

Visit King County Metro to plan your trip by bus.

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
    • Media & Council Relations
  • Code Compliance
    • Housing and Zoning Enforcement
    • Construction Enforcement
    • Property Owner and Tenant Assistance
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Land Use & Design Review

20th Floor

  • Applicant Services Center
    Permit application and issuance, plan review
  • Cashier's Station
  • Development Site Review
  • 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
  • Licensing and Testing
    Trade licenses for gas piping, steam engineer, refrigeration
  • Rental Registration & Inspections Ordinance
  • Zoning Review

21st Floor

  • Engineering Services
  • Intake & Review Team

22nd Floor

  • Boiler Inspections
  • Building Inspections
  • Electrical Inspections
  • Elevator Inspections
  • Mechanical Inspections
  • Noise Inspections 
  • Sign Inspections
  • Site Inspections
  • Structural Inspections