Phase I - Low-risk Construction Work Building Inspections
In response to the Governor's Executive Order No. 20-25 issued on March 23, 2020 along with a plan and recommendations to restart low-risk construction work issued on April 24, 2020, construction projects currently underway are now allowed to be completed.
At this time, in-person inspections for occupied heated spaces (OHS) is suspended. OHS inspections can continue to be scheduled if they can be completed virtually. All other inspections can continue as long as social distancing is followed. For more information regarding virtual inspections please click on the links below.
Social Distancing Guide
Virtual Inspection Customer Guide
Virtual Inspections for Occupied Structures
Low-Risk Construction Work FAQs
Emergency Extension of Building Permits
On April 21, 2020, City Council Approved an Emergency Ordinance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily extend expiration dates of issued building and construction permits. The emergency ordinance adjusts the expiration date of issued building and clearing and grading permits that were valid as of March 23, 2020 and would otherwise expire under SMC 16.15.070(4)(b) and SMC 16.20.235(1) by extending them equal to the number of days of work stoppage under Governor Jay Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation 20-25.
building permit extension FAQS
Permits & Regulations