Inspections

Inspection Restart of Most Construction Projects

On Friday, June 5, King County received approval from the State Department of Health to move into a Phase 2 Restart for ALL private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued the following guidelines for construction projects seeking inspections. City inspectors are required to confirm COVID-19 safety measures are in place. If those measures are not in place, City inspectors will not conduct the inspection. 

These COVID-19 job site safety practices are required as long as the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Gubernatorial Proclamation 20-25 is in effect or if adopted as rules by a federal, state, or local regulatory agency. All issues regarding worker safety and health are subject to enforcement action under L&I's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

  • Employers can request COVID-19 prevention advice and help from L&I's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
  • Employee workplace safety and health complaints may be submitted to the L&I DOSH Safety Call Center: (1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to adag235@lni.wa.gov.
  • General questions about how to comply with the agreement practices can be submitted to the state's Business Response Center.
  • All other violations related to Proclamation 20-25 can be submitted at https://bit.ly/covid-compliance.

Depending on your project, we may be able to conduct a video inspection instead of an in-person inspection. Please read Video Inspections Available for Some Projects and SDCI Guide to Video Inspections to see if your project qualifies. Once you have completed your video inspection, please take our brief, anonymous survey to help us improve our process.

To schedule an inspection Schedule an Inspection Online or call our 24-hour automated phone line at (206) 684-8900. You need to send your inspector the COVID-19 Site Safety Requirements for Inspections form before your first inspection.

We will process requests during regular business hours. 

Inspection Types

We require a set of inspections for all permits to confirm various steps in the construction and installation process. Find out what's required and when to schedule each type:

Scheduling an Inspection

You can schedule most inspections by:

Annual inspections for boilers and elevators or escalators and inspections for code compliance and design review are scheduled automatically; special inspections require that you select an inspection agency and arrange site visits with them.

Find Your Inspector

To find the inspector assigned to your area, view the following: