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Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

The Seattle Builders Council addresses land use, codes, and other regulatory issues that occur within the city of Seattle. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaison

Aliesha Ruiz
425.460.8204
Seattle Government Affairs Manager

sbc@mbaks.com

Council Leadership

Keith Hammer
nwBuilt (NW Investment Builders LLC)
2020 SBC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Wednesday
Dec 2

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Dec 3

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Dec 10

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Jan 6

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Jan 7

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Meeting

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Jan 14

Jurisdictions

Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a Seattle staff liaison today.

 

Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in the city of Seattle.


  • Pre-Approved DADU Plans Are Now Available on ADUniverse

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in:
    • SBC
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    This new website features pre-approved backyard cottage designs, a step-by-step guide to the ADU process, and data on the feasibility of building a DADU on your lot. By using a pre-approved design, homeowners can expect to get their permit in two to six weeks and save about $1,500 in permit fees.
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