Publication Updates

Tips

UPDATED

  • Tip 420, Solar Energy Systems, was updated. We made changes to the content in the Production Washington Renewable Energy Incentive section on page 6, and updated the hyperlinks.

 

Director’s Rules

DRAFT

  • DDR 13-2016, Floor Area Limit for Religious Facilities in the SM-SLU 85-240 Zone, clarifies how the Land Use Code applies to floor area ratios for religious facilities in a specific zone. You can send public comments about this draft rule to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019, no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2016.
  • DDR 14-2016, Application of Mandatory Housing Affordability for Residential Development (MHA-R) in contract rezones, clarifies how Seattle DCI will apply the new mandatory housing affordability rules for performance and payment in contract rezones. You can send public comments about this draft rule to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019, no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2016.
  • DDR 1-2017, Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data, updates our Building Valuation Data for 2017. You can send public comments about this draft rule to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019, no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2016

Development Fee Changes for 2015

On January 1, 2015, DPD will adjust its service fees. There are no changes to development fees this year other than the adoption by rule of the latest building valuation data (BVD) table.

The table establishes construction cost values by occupancy and construction type, which are then used to assess permit fees.

The new Director’s Rules, BVD table and other fee-related information are available to the public at www.seattle.gov/dpd/permits/permitcost/. The overall fee increase is approximately 1 percent.

Printed copies will be available at the Public Resource Center, 20th floor, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., (206) 684-8467.