Repair or Replace
Home Repair Loans
The Seattle Office of Housing offers Home Repair Loans for owner-occupied, single family homes with low- to moderate-income families
Once it is determined that a repair or replacement is needed, the following steps should be taken:
- Hire a contractor.
There are many companies offering a full range of services including unblocking, repairing and replacing side sewers, but some specialize in certain areas. It is important to select a contractor that has experience and knowledge with the method of repair needed.
- Get permits.
Permits are always required, on both private property and in the right-of-way, when performing repair work on side sewers. Permits are not required for root removal or unclogging services. Permits can be obtained online or in-person at:
- Department of Planning and Development
Seattle Municipal Tower
Floor 21, Permit Counter
700 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
- Get final inspection.
Once all work is completed, a City inspector will inspect the work to ensure it was constructed in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations.