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Code Corrections - What & Why

SDCI Changes to Code

What Is Happening Now?

On September 27, 2022, the City Council approved SDCI’s Code Corrections to the Land Use Code and related regulations in Chapters 22.900G, 25.09, 22.900G, 25.09 25.12, 25.16, 25.24, and 25.30. SDCI published a SEPA determination for this proposal on December 16, 2021 and an addended SEPA determination on April 25, 2022. 

The bill was adopted as Ordinance 126685, after being passed by the City Council’s Land Use Committee. You can read more in the records of the bill: Council Bill 120401. The first meeting of the Land Use Committee on this topic was held on September 14, 2022. The second meeting of this committee was held on September 22, 2022. 

Project Benefits

The ordinance:

  • Clarifies regulations to be consistent with the City Council's original intent
  • Provides consistency and predictability for neighbors and permit applicants
  • Corrects inadvertent clerical errors and incorrect cross-references, and clarifies existing Code language

The End Result

The legislation will go into effect on November 3, 2022.

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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SDCI issues land use, construction, and trade permits, conducts construction and housing-related inspections, ensures compliance with our codes, and regulates rental rules. SDCI is committed to an antiracist workplace and to addressing racism through our work in the community.