Shop Drawings

What Is It?

You submit shop drawings as supplements to your original construction permit plans. Examples of shop drawings include:

  • Curtain wall systems
  • Precast concrete piles
  • Precast prestressed elements (e.g., planks)
  • Special designs (e.g., large skylights, canopies, base isolators)
  • Spray-applied fire proofing

We will inform you of the required drawings for your project when we issue the original construction permit.

How Much Does It Cost?

When you submit your drawings, you need to pay the minimum intake fee of 1.75 times the SDCI hourly fee for shop drawings. You pay any additional hourly fees before you get your permit.

How Long Does It Take?

We try to finish the initial review of shop drawings within two weeks.

Steps to Submit Your Drawings

Submit your shop drawings after your permit is issued, but before it has expired or been finaled. You must follow the instructions below in order to submit your drawings.

Before you submit your shop drawing request, your reviewer must have added a shop drawing as a requirement on your main permit record.

You must be listed as a contact on the main record in order to apply for a shop drawing. To get listed contact us or visit the Seattle Services Portal to list yourself. Visit the Seattle Services Portal Help Center for instructions or send your questions to our Q & A page.

To submit your shop drawings, you will need the following items:

  • Drawings
  • Supporting documents, as applicable

You need to submit your shop drawings online, through the Seattle Services Portal. For step-by-step instructions, see our Help Center article, How to Submit Shop Drawings.

You need to follow this process every time you submit a shop drawing.

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
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