Join Us at the Seattle-King County Resource Day

Are you curious about the new tenant protection rules for renters? Do you have questions about getting a building or electrical permit? Join Seattle DCI on August 27 at the free Seattle-King County Resource Day. We will have rental housing information staff and building and electrical inspectors on site to answer your questions related to building and electrical permits, rental and housing inspections, and tenant rights.

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where:
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S.
Seattle, WA

The Seattle-King County Resource Day combines employment, one-on-one coaching, and other financial and community services, offered by King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and WorkSource. This community-wide event features:

  • Hiring employers on site
  • Credit and debt counseling
  • Education and employment resources
  • Financial planning
  • Access to public benefits
  • Credit reports
  • Housing and homeownership counseling
  • Building and electrical permit assistance
  • Rental inspections and tenant rights information
  • Legal assistance on bankruptcy and consumer rights
  • Help with FAFSA applications
  • Veteran services
  • Advice on building a growing a business and access to health care, childcare and transportation

 

Free backpacks for children to get ready to go back to school, while supplies last.

Installing Floor Heating Mats

Electric floor heating mats are frequently installed under bathroom floors to warm the flooring. Seattle DCI has learned that some of these floor heaters are being installed and covered before obtaining an electrical inspection.

Washington Administrative Code 296-46B-901(7)(b)(iv) states that placing these floor heating systems are a Class A installation and that “embedding premanufactured heat mats in tile grout where the mat is listed by an approved testing laboratory and comes from the manufacturer with preconnected lead-in conductors” does not require a permit. However, “all listing marks and lead-in conductor labels must be left intact and visible for evaluation and inspection by the installing electrician and the electrical inspector.”

The electrical portion of the installation does require a permit and inspections. Be sure to leave your sensors and electrical lead wire conductors to the controller uncovered until approved by our electrical inspector.

For more information, contact:

John Saldana
(206) 727-8670
john.saldana@seattle.gov