New Rat Eradication Rules for Demolition Projects

On January 1, 2017 the updated Seattle Building Code takes effect. The updated code requires all applicants to complete a rat eradication program as a condition to getting a demolition permit. The rat eradication program must be in place on the project site at least 15 days prior to the start of any demolition or any clearing or grading on the site. Applicants must provide proof to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections that the eradication was successfully completed by a licensed pest control agent.

We will have an updated demolition permit process, and accompanying forms, available in early January.

For more information, contact:

Jill Vanneman
(206) 733-9062
jill.vanneman@seattle.gov