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DDES free workshop Nov. 20, 2008

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DDES is offering a workshop on Nov. 20, 2008 to prospective building permit applicants and property owners who intend to build one or more single family homes or do remodels in unincorporated King County in the coming year.

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DDES offers free workshop for first-time residential building permit applicants

DDES is offering a workshop to prospective building permit applicants and property owners who intend to build one or more single family homes or do remodels in unincorporated King County in the coming year. The workshop will be held on November 20, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Master Builders facility in Bellevue, 335 - 116th Ave. S.E. (Driving directions are available on the DDES Web site at www.kingcounty.gov/permits.)

The purpose of the workshop is to examine the various permit application review stations involved with single family construction. The workshop will also explain technical requirements, as well as project management strategies for smooth completion of the permit application review process.

"Our customers need a predictable permit process, so this workshop is just one of many services we offer to permit customers to help them properly prepare permit applications," DDES Director Stephanie Warden said. "Submittal of complete and accurate applications saves customers time and money, and allows DDES to work most efficiently in reviewing permit applications."

This workshop provides an opportunity to

  • learn about the residential permit process in lay terms.
  • learn about the various review stations within the King County process for residential permit application review.
  • learn how to organize your proposed project and application materials in a way that takes you through the permit application review phase quickly and efficiently.

Workshop agenda:  The workshop will cover the following presentations on the following topics:

  • DDES customer service tools
  • Critical areas and their relationship to building proposals
  • Health Department review processes
  • DDES review stations and criteria
  • The building inspections process
  • Green building program incentives.

Registration process:  This workshop is offered free of charge, but registration is required. Individuals may register online via the DDES Web site at www.kingcounty.gov/permits. Look under “Features”.

For more information or questions about this workshop, contact Paula Adams, DDES Public Information and Records Officer, at 206-296-6682 or e-mail paula.adams@kingcounty.gov.