Contact Us - Hours & Location


Most staff can be reached by phone or email during our main business hours between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Applicant Services Center
(including live chat and video calls at the hours below and email support)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Code Compliance Complaint Line, (206) 615-0808
(including housing and zoning enforcement and landlord / tenant concerns)
Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Electrical Code Technical Support, (206) 684-0606
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Information Desk, 4th Floor of Seattle Municipal Tower
(for language assistance or technical assistance accessing our online services)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are closed on most federal holidays.

How to Find Us

Most services are available online through our Virtual Applicant Services Center. For customers who need language assistance or technical assistance accessing the Virtual ASC, we have an SDCI information desk on the 4th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower at 700 Fifth Ave. in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Municipal Tower’s main entrance is at Fifth Ave. and Columbia St. We offer limited access to our offices for scheduled public meetings.

Mailing Address

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
(include the division: Director's Office, Land Use, Finance, Human Resources, Inspections, etc.)
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

By Bus

We are  located in downtown Seattle, near several bus stops. Nearby bus stops include:

  • 2nd Ave. and Marion St.
  • 2nd Ave. and Cherry St.
  • 2nd Ave. and James St.
  • 3rd Ave. and Marion St.
  • 3rd Ave and Columbia St.
  • 4th Ave. and Madison St.
  • 4th Ave. and Cherry St.
  • 4th Ave. and James St.

Visit King County Metro to plan your trip by bus.

Driving Directions

From I-5 Northbound: take the James St. exit; turn left on James St.; go downhill three blocks to Fourth Ave.; turn right onto Fourth Ave.; go one block and turn right on Cherry St. Seattle Municipal Tower is one block up on the left side between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

From I-5 Southbound: take the James St. Exit. Seattle Municipal Tower is on the right side between Columbia and Cherry Streets (one block before James St.).

From the I-5 Southbound Express Lanes: take the James St. exit. The exit ends in a tunnel directly underneath Seattle Municipal Tower.


The closest parking garages are the Seattle Municipal Tower Garage (entrance on 6th Avenue) and SeaPark Garage (entrances on both 6th Avenue and James Street). There are parking lots on the other side of I-5 and there are metered parking spots on the street.

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.