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Permit Services Online: Pay Permit Fees or Check Status

Changes to Permit Fees

SDOT has completed the 2017 annual fee analysis that will be in effect as of January 1, 2017. Please see below for details.

Some key changes include:

  • The hourly review and inspection rate is increasing from $196 to $209
  • The issuance fee for permits for Miscellaneous Private Temporary Use of the right of way is decreasing from $305 to $146
  • Use fees are being eliminated for street and alley paving under 750 sq. ft. and for transit-stop-related infrastructure (not including utility installation)

Please note: To avoid billing complications in 2017 when review time is charged against deposits, permit review deposits will now be calculated at the new $209 hourly rate, effective immediately.

For more information on the specific changes coming in 2017, please refer to our 2017 Fee Schedule Adjustments Fact Sheet.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Street Use Permit Services Online site is a secure, web-based system that allows customers to check permit status and pay permit fees. Permits cannot be renewed or extended using Permit Services Online. Visit Getting a Permit for more information.


Starting January 3, 2017!

SDOT Street Use permit counter hours for Tuesday mornings are changing! Starting January 3, our new hours will be:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30 AM to 5 PM

This change helps us align our services with Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) customers and provide extra review time to respond to an increasing demand for online and electronic submittals.
Please note that no payments can be processed after 4:30 PM.

Questions? Email:


If you would like to pay online, you may need to create a new account. When setting up a new account to pay for an existing permit, it is imperative that you use the exact name (first and last) to set up your online account that was used when you submitted your initial Street Use application. You must also enter an exact match of your contact ID (provided by Street Use staff at the Permit Services Counter) or one of the following:

  • Your email address
  • Daytime phone number
  • Street address and state
  • The first letter of your first name and the first character of your address

If these entries do not match, you will not be able to create an account linked to your existing permit. After you have entered and submitted your account information, you may select from a list of matches that the system provides. If you do not see your record, click the "Previous" button and retry your entry.


Once your permit application is approved, you can pay for your permit on Permit Services Online. Please note, online payments can only be accepted prior to permit issuance. Invoiced fees for permit renewals or existing permits can only be paid in person or by mailing in your payment.

To pay fees for a new permit, sign in to your account and follow the prompts to enter your Visa® or MasterCard® information.

After you sign in the option to pay fees becomes available, with the following message:

You may also pay fees for your new permit by visiting us at the Permit Services Counter, or mailing a check to:

  • Permit Services Counter
    SDOT Street Use
    P.O. Box 34996
    Seattle, WA 98124-4996

To pay fees for an existing permit (invoiced fees):

The Permit Services Counter can accept cash; Visa® or MasterCard®; or a check made out to SDOT or Seattle Department of Transportation.
NOTE: Permit fees cannot be paid over the phone or via email for security reasons.


To check the status of your permit sign in to your Permit Services Online account and follow the prompts. If you need help creating an account, visit the Permit Services Online help page.

Once you have signed into your account, the option to check status becomes available.

You may also check the status of your permit by:


Contact Street Use at:

206-684-5253 | 

Thank you!

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