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Permit Services Online: Pay Permit Fees or Check Status

Starting March 31, 2016

SDOT Street Use right of way permit rates have changed for the first time in five years, moving to a project/service based model. Now a $305 base permit fee covers multiple right of way use types in a project phase, rather than $146 for each individual use.

Changes to your approved permit plan incur a $155 permit modification fee - so planning well and early saves money. And as we expand our inspector team we are instituting standard inspection schedules:

  • Every 10 days for arterials, high impact areas or urban villages
  • Every 20 days for low impact areas.

The hourly service fee is changing from $172 to $196, but now inspections will be holistic instead of for individual use types.

To learn more, see: 

Questions? Email:

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.


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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