Director's Rules

DR 10-2006, Clarifying when administrative design review is required in order to save exceptional trees in lowrise, midrise, and commercial zones.

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This rule interprets Land Use Code (Title 23)
Tree Protection (Ch. 25.11)

Keeping Your Rules Up-to-date

We publish official legal notice for all Director’s Rules in Seattle's Daily Journal of Commerce. We also publish notice about land use rules in our Land Use Information Bulletin through the Seattle Services Portal. To receive an email alert when the Land Use Information Bulletin is posted contact our Public Resource Center.


Draft Director's Rules


DDR SDCI 2-2024/SDOT 02-2024 City of Seattle Light Rail Design Guidelines

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DDR 4-2024, Adjustment to the Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance

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DDR 5-2024, Adjustment to the Amount of Emergency Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Housing and Building Maintenance Code

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DDR 11-2023, Tree Measurements

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DDR 9-2019, Design Review Thresholds for Additions & Expansions

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Still Need Help?

If you have questions about superseded or rescinded rules, please contact Hillarie Lee at (206) 503-5710.