Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspections

SDCI is upgrading our online inspection system to improve its performance and reliability. The inspections system will be offline from Thursday, July 11, 5:30 p.m. to Monday, July 15, 7:00 a.m. There’s a possibility the outage will extend into Monday, July 15. If you need inspections for July 12 – 16, schedule them through the Seattle Services Portal no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.

What Is It?

We inspect boilers and pressure vessels when they are newly installed. We inspect commercially owned boilers annually and pressure vessels bi-annually. Our inspections help ensure that the Seattle Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code rules are being followed.

Our inspectors also conduct licensing inspections, respond to complaints, and conduct accident investigations.

When to Schedule

  • When your installation is finished and your boiler / pressure vessel is ready to use
  • When your certificate of inspection is about to expire

Special Information for Insurance Inspectors

  • We mail inspection reports to insurance companies approximately one month prior to the inspection month.
  • Send us your notices of coverage or cancellation promptly.
  • If you haven't received an inspection report for a location you intend to inspect, please ask us for a report of boiler and pressure vessels at that location.
  • Promptly return all inspection reports sent to you for which you have canceled the coverage.

If you have any questions, please call (206) 684-8459.

How To Schedule

Inspector districts mapContact the inspector assigned to your area.

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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