Client Assistance Memos

The following is a list of Client Assistance Memos (CAM) organized by subject area. The CAMs should not be used as a substitute for the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) or Director's Rules. The applicant is responsible for complying with all SMC and rule requirements, whether or not described in a CAM. Visit our Codes, Rules & Tools page for reference links. The SMC can be accessed directly at:

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General Information
Construction and Street Improvements
Urban Forestry
Other Street Uses
Utility Permits
Term Permits

General Information

CAM 2102 Certificate of Liability Insurance August 14, 2015
CAM 2106 Right-of-Way Improvements Manual Website April 22, 2010
CAM 2107 Holiday Construction Moratorium in Downtown Retail Core and Pioneer Square August 10, 2016
CAM 2108 Single Use or Annual Vehicle? How To Determine Which Permit You Need November 15, 2011
CAM 2109 Permitting Requirements for Construction Use and Minor Utility Permits N/A
CAM 2110 How to Plan, Document and Implement Pedestrian Mobility In and Around Work Zones N/A
CAM 2111 Checklist for Traffic Control Plan Submittal August 31, 2015
CAM 2114 Temporary No Parking Signs and Easels March 17, 2010
CAM 2116 Site Plan Requirements for Construction Use Permits N/A
CAM 2118 Moving/Storage Containers and Residential Dumpsters January 9, 2017

Construction and Street Improvements

CAM 2200 SDOT Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Process N/A
CAM 2201 90% Complete Street Improvement Plan Requirements July 17, 2009
CAM 2203 Dedication of Right-of-Way or Easement December 28, 2016
CAM 2204 Curb Cut/Driveway-Clearance to Vertical Objects December 5, 2005
CAM 2206 Interdepartmental Permit Coordination for New Construction Projects May 1, 2011
CAM 2207 Skybridge Permitting Process April 22, 2011
CAM 2208 Sidewalk Maintenance and Repair N/A
CAM 2209 Permitting Requirements for Street Improvements May 1, 2011
CAM 2211 SDOT Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Design Guidance July 17, 2009
CAM 2212 Base Map and Survey Requirements for Street Improvement Plans (SIP) February 9, 2015
CAM 2213 60% Street Improvement Plan (SIP) Approval Process July 17, 2009
CAM 2214 90% Street Improvement Plan (SIP) Intake Appointment and 90% Complete SIP Acceptance Processes July 17, 2009
CAM 2216 Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Pre-Construction Process April 5, 2010
CAM 2217 SDOT Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Inspections June 7, 2010

Urban Forestry

CAM 2300 Street Tree Planting Procedures March 23, 2010
CAM 2301 Guidelines for Affixing Decorative Lighting N/A
CAM 2302 Tree Pruning or Removal Permits N/A
CAM 2303 Tree Service Companies with an Annual Equipment Permit January 7, 2011
CAM 2304 Planting Strip Paving & Tree Planting Rules N/A
CAM 2305 Gardening in Planting Strips March 21, 2017
CAM 2306 SDOT Green Factor Right-of-Way Permit N/A
CAM 2307 Public Notice Posting for Street Trees January 1, 2012
CAM 2308 Voluntary Curbside Rain Gardens December 27, 2016
CAM 2309 Voluntary Curbside Bioretention December 29, 2016

Other Street Uses

CAM 2500 Street Use Permits for Special Activities N/A
CAM 2501 Sidewalk and Plaza Street-Food Vending N/A
CAM 2502 Neighborhood Block Party Permits N/A
CAM 2503 Sidewalk Cafe Permits N/A
CAM 2504 Festival Streets N/A
CAM 2505 Traffic Signal Control Box Artwork Permit N/A
CAM 2506 Painting the Intersection in your Neighborhood N/A
CAM 2507 Curb Space Food-Vehicle Zone Vending N/A
CAM 2508 Stadium and Event Center Vending N/A
CAM 2509 Mobile Food Vending Permits N/A
CAM 2510 Temporary Curb Space Vending N/A

Utility Permits

CAM 2600 Permitting Requirements for Utility Major Permits N/A
CAM 2601 Pavement Restoration for Utility Service Connections January 1, 2017
CAM 2602 Becoming a Registered Pavement Restoration Contractor June 25, 2017

Term Permits

CAM 2701 Term Permit Fee Methodology January 1, 2011