Seattle Public Utilities

Development Services Office

Hours and location

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Ave, 27th floor
Seattle, WA 98124

(206) 684-3333
spu_dso@seattle.gov

Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Mail-in payments:
Seattle Public Utilities - DSO
PO Box 94647
Seattle, WA 98124-4647

In-person payments:
Information & Payments desk
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Ave, 4th floor (lobby entrance)
Seattle, WA 98124

The Development Services Office (DSO) assists and coaches developers and homeowners who are looking to obtain new water utility services within the Seattle Public Utilities service area. We ensure that new development in the public right-of-way conforms to applicable code requirements. We also partner with Seattle Department of Transportation to review and approve street use permits associated with drainage, wastewater, and water main extensions.

Proposal to update charges for development services

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans to update charges for development-related services on October 1, 2018, pending the adoption of a director’s rule. This includes updated charges for water services (“taps”), water main extensions, hydrant services, drainage and wastewater core taps and others. The public can comment on the draft rule during a formal comment period in August 2018. The comment period will close on Aug. 24, 2018. Visit the At Your Service blog for more information on the charges.

Taps Tracker

waterMeterDSO Learn about the status of your water service project. Please have your project address or invoice number ready to search your project status.

Water and sewer research map

dso map Use the DSO's Water and Sewer Map to research existing Seattle water, drainage, and sewer infrastructure for new property purchases or development.

Form and resources

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Other questions

Waterline inspections: (206) 684-5803
Billing questions: (206) 684-3000