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    24 Rental Partners serving Seattle
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    In order to provide you with the highest quality equipment at the best rates, we source from a wide network of suppliers in your area. This saves you time and money while serving as your single source supplier for all your rental needs. For example, multiple item orders are often sourced using multiple suppliers to get you the best rates. Call us at (888) 325-5172 to place your order or simply book online.

    Our equipment rental network has:
    24 Rental Partners serving Seattle
    Book Online
    24/7
    Call Us / 5AM - 5PM PT
    (888) 325-5172
    Why you don't see location information
    *Why you don't see location information

    In order to provide you with the highest quality equipment at the best rates, we source from a wide network of suppliers in your area. This saves you time and money while serving as your single source supplier for all your rental needs. For example, multiple item orders are often sourced using multiple suppliers to get you the best rates. Call us at (888) 325-5172 to place your order or simply book online.

    About Construction Projects in Seattle, WA

    To work in construction, contractors must follow rules and laws to build projects. This includes getting permits, insurance, licenses, and inspections. You must have these documents for most types of home improvement projects. Learn when you need these papers during the construction process and where to get them.

    Building Permits

    There are strict rules for construction projects in Seattle. These rules make sure that all projects done in the city limits keep properties and people safe.

    Before you begin a construction project, you must get a building permit. Adding a deck, building an addition, and constructing a garage are all permitted projects. Most small projects do not need a permit.

    The City of Seattle only accepts electronic permits. You need to give a site plan with your application. This includes the property’s features and what changes you plan to make.

    Fees depend on the project’s value. You pay 75 percent of the fees when you turn in your application. You pay the rest before you print your permit. Depending on the number of applicants, the wait time can run several weeks long.

    Building Inspections

    After you get your building permit, you may need several inspections to check your work. Some inspections you may need include:

    • Site
    • Pre-construction
    • Foundation
    • Framing
    • Insulation
    • Final

    Other work, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical, need separate inspections. After your work passes the last inspection, you get approval to occupy.

    To ask for an inspection, apply online, call the automated request line or contact Customer Support. Inspections typically happen the next day.

    Contractor Licenses

    The City of Seattle only wants trained professionals working on construction projects. That’s why contractors need licenses. All general and specialty contractors must register with Washington’s Labor and Industries division. General contractors do or supervise many trades. Specialty contractors do only one trade, such as:

    • Concrete
    • Drywall
    • Fencing
    • Fire protection
    • Glass and glazing
    • Landscaping
    • Siding

    Get an employer identification number (EIN) from the government. Complete a business license application. Fees range from $15 to $20.

    Pay the contractor registration fee. First-time registration costs $113.40. Renewals cost $180. You must renew every two years. You will get a response within two to four weeks.

    Contractor Liability Coverage

    Contractors who work in Seattle also need liability coverage or bonds. These insurance policies cover the property and contractor if there are accidents.

    Depending on the type of project, insurance rates might be high. Seattle asks for these bond coverage types:

    • General contractors: $12,000 bond
    • Specialty contractors: $6,000 bond for one trade
    • Electrical contractors: $4,000 bond

    General liability coverage includes:

    • Property damage: $50,000 coverage
    • Public: $200,000 coverage

    Or:

    • Single-limit: $250,000 coverage

    Construction Equipment Rental in Seattle, Washington

    To work in construction, you need the right gear. You may need to rent equipment to reach heights. Aerial equipment you can rent includes:

    Don’t start a construction project without the right papers. This includes permits, inspections, licenses, and insurance. Get your papers together right away. You need these documents no matter if you’re a general contractor, HVAC tech, or plumber.

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