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Zoning

See also: Land Use CodeShoreline Master Program Code

What Is It?

Our Zoning Code governs the use and development of land in Seattle. Zoning districts specify a category of uses (e.g., neighborhood residential, multifamily residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) and are applied by ordinance. The zoning districts are shown geographically on the City's official land use map.

Read the Code

Proposed Changes

For proposed zoning changes, see our Changes to Codes page and the Office of Planning and Community Development's Ongoing Initiatives list.
 

 

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.