Standards & Guidelines

The City of Seattle Construction Standards (Plans and Specs) apply whenever any public or private construction is performed within the City’s Right of Way. This includes work performed by private parties at their own expense under authority granted by the City Council, or by a permit issued from the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Street Use section.

Additional resources include:

Note: for design and construction information on privately owned property within the City of Seattle, please visit the Seattle Department of Construction Inspection.

Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.