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Land Use Code

See also: Design Review Guidelines, Land Use / Master Use Permit - PlatShoreline Master Program Code, Sign CodeZoning

What Is It?

The Land Use Code regulates the use and development of land in Seattle. SDCI reviews permit applications to make sure they comply with this code. With input from residents, designers, developers, and other interested stakeholders, City planners draft amendments to update the code to better address Seattle's land use policies.

Read the Code

Proposed Changes

The City is proposing temporary Design Review regulations for affordable rental housing. 

For other proposed changes, see our Changes to Codes page.

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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SDCI issues land use, construction, and trade permits, conducts construction and housing-related inspections, ensures compliance with our codes, and regulates rental rules. SDCI is committed to an antiracist workplace and to addressing racism through our work in the community.