Developers

Pre-Application to Certificate of Occupancy

 

The following graphic is a guide to provide applicants with a general overview of the development process from Pre-Application to Certificate of Occupancy. This process applies to most new commercial, multifamily construction, additions to commercial/multifamily buildings, and subdivision of land,*

For an explanation of the process for a new commercial project reviewed from the Site Plan Entitlement (SPE) process to building occupancy, please see our Commercial Project Step-by-Step Guide.

Homeowners: Visit Homeowners for specific FAQ’s

Tenant Improvements or Alterations: Visit Tenant Improvements 


 
An optional meeting with DSC staff to identify potential issues with proposal An optional land use permit review process that achieves code compliance prior to land use permit application
Generally required for any new construction or exterior modification to a building or site, excluding single family homes
Required for all but the most minor land use permits Generally required for all applications requiring a building permit that have a valuation of $50,000.00 or more Required unless exempt under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
Generally should be completed prior to CCR and Building permit application
Required for all proposals that include modification of streets, side walks, utilities, or other surface/sub-surface improvements Must be completed prior to commencement of construction
Must be completed prior to commencement of construction
Includes construction and inspection of streets, side walks, utilities, or other surface/sub-surface improvements Includes construction and inspection of various elements including shell and core, vaults, and retaining walls
Required prior to a building or structure being used or occupied.