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SDOT Street Use Inspection

All projects permitted by Street Use are subject to inspection. More complex permits have a standard inspection schedule, while more simple projects (such as moving containers and dumpsters) are only inspected if a problem warrants it.

For more complex permits, the inspection schedule is as follows:

  • Initial inspection: To ensure traffic-control and stormwater best management practices are set up correctly, and to review the project at the very start.

  • Periodic site inspections: To ensure that all work is staying in compliance with the terms of the permit. The periodic inspection schedule varies in association with the possible impacts to the transportation network and surrounding land use.

    • Every 10 days for arterials, high-impact areas, or urban villages.
    • Every 20 days for low-impact areas.

  • Final inspection: To ensure that the street and sidewalk are clear, and that all damaged infrastructure is properly repaired.

  • Acceptance inspection: To ensure that any restoration is functioning and without defect.
All inspections are billed at an hourly rate and will be based on the time spent on the project site. The current hourly inspection rate is listed on the Street Use permit fee schedule here.

Street Use inspectors are responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations of the City of Seattle, including the permit conditions. This is to ensure that all construction, safety, and accessibility requirements of the permit are met as approved. The inspector can answer questions or meet with you to help inform the permitting and inspection process for your project or event.

NOTE: Working in the public right of way without a permit can result in warnings, citations, or stop work orders.

Please call the Street Use main line (206-684-5253) with any questions.

Street Use Inspectors

North & West Central Supervisor: Jon Skinner

North Construction District

Team Lead

Benito Gonzalez


Sandra Petersen


Kirk Calkins

North Lake Union

Bill Miller


Daniel Conn


Dawn Steele

West Central Construction District

Team Lead

Danny Young

Magnolia / Queen Anne

Horton Young

South Lake Union

Kyle Abrahamson


Mick Dawn


Damon Siguenza

East Central & South Supervisor: David Ryles

East Central Construction District

Team Lead

Ted Malveaux

West Capitol Hill

Bryan Harris

Central Capitol Hill

Jessica Crosetto

East Capitol Hill

Salim Mayberry

South Construction District

Team Lead

Dennis Stewart


David Soule

South Seattle

Lorin Rafferty

West Seattle

Michael Minor


Garrick Hopkins

Street Improvements/Major Projects Supervisor: William Bou


Kenyon Johnson


Mike McCandlish


Kevin Miller


Tim Stegner


Jack Holliday



Mike Houlihan

Map of Street Use Construction Inspection Districts
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