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On April 2, Governor Jay Inslee extended his Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order until May 4.

  • Requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Closes all businesses except essential businesses.

All City Facilities are CLOSED to the public until further notice in response to Governor's Order.

The public closure affects City Hall, SeaTac Community Center, Senior Center, Valley Ridge Community/Teen Center and the Maintenance Facility.

All City parks will be closed and gates at the park will be locked. The Parks Department will be closing all City park restrooms. Grandview Dog Park and the Des Moines Creek Trail are now CLOSED..

Do you have a business? See our Business Resources page.
For Community Resources, see our Community Resources page for further information


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Permit Center and Finance Counter

Appointments need to be made in advance in order to apply or pick up an approved permit. Please call 206.973.4750 or email mkmcgee@seatacwa.gov to arrange an appointment between the hours of 10:00 AM to Noon daily.

 

All inspection requests for permitted work must be received by 4:00 PM the day prior. Inspections will only be made consistent with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. 

PERMIT CENTER & BUILDING SERVICES - MARCH 26, 2020 UPDATE

The City of SeaTac is reducing permitting and inspection services in response to the Governor’s March 23 Stay-at-Home Order and the March 25 Memo. The City will continue to provide inspections for essential projects and emergency conditions as described in the Order.

Protecting the health and safety of both the public and city inspectors is our priority in the delivery of inspection services. Inspectors have been directed to not enter areas where social distancing and health safety can’t be achieved for the protection of everyone involved, or areas where any parties display symptoms that are a concern. Inspections will be cancelled where this directive cannot be achieved.

Contractors or owners who request inspections are asked to notify the city in advance if anyone on the jobsite or in the building area where the inspection will occur has experienced any symptoms of concern relative to COVID-19, so we can determine if we can perform the inspection.

To implement the Governor’s order, City staff will be performing inspections for commercial projects that are identified as essential, and for any work that is emergency repair, replacement, or maintenance. Other inspections of single-family and multi-family residential construction will not be performed, including new construction, additions, and remodels.

Examples of projects for which we will provide inspections include the following:

EMERGENCY REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, & MAINTENANCE
Storm drainage, furnace, heat pump, electrical systems (service, etc.), water heater, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, plumbing, weather protection, & structural. Exception: If the inspection requires entry into an occupied dwelling, please note the situation within your inspection request; we will contact you to determine whether the inspection can and should be performed or postponed to a later date.

COMMERCIAL (not including multi-family) 
Healthcare/medical
Drug stores & grocery stores
Retailers supplying essential sectors
Schools (public & private childcare through college)
Government buildings (state & local)
Emergency services
Food and agriculture
Energy (vehicle fueling, PSE projects)
Data and telecommunication systems
Stormwater
Transportation / mass transit
Utility disconnections from essential public works facilities, such as the drainage system
Or other similar facilities and operations specifically and clearly called out in the Governor’s Order

City Events & Meetings

As of Monday, March 9, all Citizen Advisory Committee meetings are being cancelled until further notice which is following Public Health Seattle King County guidelines to avoid bringing large groups of people together when feasible

*City Council meetings will be held as scheduled. However, the City will continue to assess the situation and will notify you if this changes. 

Police Reports

In order to limit exposure to COVID-19 for our Deputies and the community, reports for eligible incidents will only be taken online or by phone. This only applies to incidents that are not emergencies, are not currently in progress, and had no evidence left behind. As always, for emergencies call 911.

Online reporting: reporttosheriff.org.

Effective immediately and until further notice, all original Concealed Pistol License appointments and fingerprinting services will be suspended due to concerns of the Coronavirus.

Police non-emergency line: 206.296.3311

SeaTac Municipal Court

SeaTac Municipal Court is POSTPONING all in-person hearings until April 24, 2020 due to an emergency court order as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The court will still have hearings for defendants who are currently in-custody. All defendants will be notified by mail of their new court date. Please check back as the court may remain closed to the public beyond that date as circumstances dictate. If you have any questions or need to speak with someone in the court, please call 206.973.4610 as the phones will still be OPERATIONAL. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

The probation officer will still be AVAILABLE during this time. However, the appointments will not be conducted in person. Instead the appointments will be completed via mediums such as FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype. Please contact the probation department at 206.771.2818 if you have any questions or need to speak with the probation counselor directly.

DVMRT and Thinking for a Change are canceled until May 7, 2020. If you are enrolled in the DVMRT class, you will NO LONGER allowed to continue to work on one assignment per week given the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your patience, understanding, and cooperation is greatly appreciated during this unparalleled time. Please check back prior to that date in order to see if these classes have to be postponed once again as this is a fluid situation.

There will be no jury trials scheduled for the month of March or April due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Court Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 4PM
Friday 8:30AM - 12PM
206.973.4610
Court Address:
SeaTac City Hall - 4800 S 188th St, SeaTac WA, 98188

Probation Hours:
Monday -Thursday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Probation can be reached by phone at 206.771.2818 on Fridays from 8:30AM - 4:30PM

For the latest court information click here.

When to seek medical evaluation

When to seek medical evaluation and advice:
  • If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
  • If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • In addition to the recommendations listed above, the public can help:
  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.

Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check and subscribe to Public Health's website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com).

Remember to take every day preventive action such as washing hands, and if you are sick stay home. During an outbreak with a new virus there is a lot of uncertainty. Our guidance and advice is subject to change as we learn more. We will continue to keep you updated.

SeaTac Emergency Proclamation

Today, the City Manager and Mayor issued an emergency proclamation. This emergency declaration is not a cause for alarm. The proclamation could allow the City to receive reimbursement of money spent during an emergency as per state and federal law. An emergency declaration allows the City access to additional resources that may be needed in the future for addressing the coronavirus but does not actually serve a singular purpose.  

Other Info & Resources

Documents from Public Health

Public health recommendations

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