DPD's team of more than 50 construction inspectors visits all construction sites within the city to ensure compliance with building, energy, mechanical, environmental, drainage, erosion control, side sewer, electrical, elevator, boiler, refrigeration, sign and housing/zoning standards.
Requesting an Inspection
To schedule an inspection, use our Online Inspection Request service. You may also call our 24-hour inspection request line at (206) 684-8900 before 7 a.m. on the day you need the inspection.
After your building permit is issued, a DPD inspector will check to make sure your work is done according to code. As a permit holder, you must call to arrange each inspection.
DPD Inspection Websites
DPD has setup a number of websites to match the type of project you are working on.
If you are applying for a construction permit or planning for future construction that involves ground disturbance or tree or vegetation removal, advance inspection of your site by DPD's Site Development Team may be required.
The purpose of DPD’s Special Inspection Program is to monitor and test materials and workmanship of structural systems that are critical to the integrity of the building structure.Special Inspections, along with Structural Observations, are in addition to the inspections performed by Seattle Building Inspectors.