COVID-19 Inspection Guidelines

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For construction work permitted by Economic and Community Development

Schedule an inspection over the phone at 253.856.5427

In an effort to protect the health and safety of the Kent community and City employees, we are temporarily modifying inspection service protocols as follows.

1. We are suspending in person inspection services to occupied homes, habitable spaces, and some medical care facilities. This practice is intended to protect both our customers and our staff from potential exposure to carriers of the virus. If you have the capability to connect to our inspector through facetime, please let us know and we can attempt a remote inspection.

2. Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Safe order applies to work in Kent, and exempts work related to essential businesses.  The Governor's Coronavius website has more information to help you determine if your work is exempt from the order. 

2. Inspection requests for commercial structures and new residential homes will still be accommodated at this time through a no-contact approach. In an effort to respect social distancing guidelines recommended by King County Public Health, we will ask that the area of inspection is sanitized and vacant. Our inspector will call the contact number provided to confirm when they arrive and leave the site. Any corrections will be communicated by email or phone.

3. 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.