Furnace Inspections

SDCI is upgrading our online inspection system to improve its performance and reliability. The inspections system will be offline from Thursday, July 11, 5:30 p.m. to Monday, July 15, 7:00 a.m. There’s a possibility the outage will extend into Monday, July 15. If you need inspections for July 12 – 16, schedule them through the Seattle Services Portal no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.

What Is It?

After your furnace permit is issued and you have installed the furnace, we check to make sure the installation is done according to the applicable code. As the permit holder, you must call to schedule an inspection.

When To Schedule

Schedule your inspection when the installation of your new furnace is complete. If your installation included an outdoor unit, a separate refrigeration permit is required. We will perform inspections on both installations at the same time, so be sure to schedule the two inspections for the same time.

How To Schedule

  • Request an inspection online.
  • Call our 24-hour automated inspection request line at (206) 684-8900 with your permit number, name, and phone number. If you call before 7:00 a.m., we usually inspect your project the same day. If you call after 7:00 a.m., we schedule your inspection for the following workday. Be sure you have a good, consistent signal before using a cell phone to schedule an inspection. Otherwise, your call may drop out and your inspection will not be scheduled.
  • Contact Customer Support at (206) 684-8950 during business hours.

Our inspectors can be reached between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. By contacting your inspector, you can work out the details and timing of your inspection.

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.