Printing Approved Plans

Almost 90 percent of DPD’s permit applications are now submitted, reviewed, and approved online using the DPD Project Portal. When DPD approves the plans and issues a permit electronically, the applicant is responsible for downloading these documents from their DPD Project Portal account and printing them to they are on site for the contractor and inspectors. It is important that the plans be bound as a complete set, with the approved Cover Sheet as the first page.

In the Portal under “Corrections and Documents” you will see the project, and after opening the project, you will see a list of Documents. One of them is the “Approved Cover Sheet.”  This document is produced by DPD and contains important information about the project. The approved Cover Sheet includes any requirements for special inspections, shop drawings, Pre-Construction Conference, and Land Use conditions. It also includes other information for the contractor and inspector.  This sheet must be printed and used as the cover sheet of the approved plans.

The “Approved Plan” and the “Approved Cover Sheet” must be printed full-sized, durably stapled together, and be on site for inspections.  If the approved plans are loose, have missing pages, or don’t include the approved Cover Sheet, the inspector may cancel the inspection, potentially causing delays in construction and an extra inspection fee.

For more information, or to if you have questions, please contact:

Cindy Hoover
(206) 233-2554
cindy.hoover@seattle.gov