Visiting City Hall
Visiting the Office of the City Clerk
Research questions received after 4:45 p.m. will be responded to the next business day.
The Office of the City Clerk is located on the third floor of Seattle City Hall.
City Hall Hours
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Note that City Hall hours differ from Office of the City Clerk hours.
City Hall is located in the center of a three-block civic campus in downtown Seattle at 600 Fourth Avenue, between Cherry and James streets.
Entrances to the building are located on both Fourth and Fifth Avenues between James and Cherry streets.
Below, find out how to get to City Hall using these transportation options:
Convenient public transportation options to City Hall include:
- Link Light Rail
- Water taxi
- Washington State Ferries
Resources to plan your route and learn more about these public transportation options:
City Hall is located near (uphill, east) the Pioneer Square station of the Downtown Transit Tunnel.
Public bicycle racks at Seattle City Hall are located on the Fifth Avenue sidewalk in front of the City Hall entrance, and on the Fourth Avenue sidewalk, close to the Einstein Brothers Bagels shop.
Find up-to-date local bike routes.
There is no public parking at City Hall.
Most on-street metered parking is free after 8 p.m.
Check the sign on the pay station or parking meter for payment and parking hours.
There are several parking garages in the area.
Those attending an evening City Council-sponsored event receive a reduced parking rate of $5 at the SeaPark Garage starting at 4:30 pm.
SeaPark garage is located one block due east (up the hill) of the City Hall.
Questions about parking? Please contact Imperial Parking at 206‑628‑9042.
Vehicle entrances to SeaPark Garage:
- Cherry, mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenue
- Sixth Avenue at James Street
- James Street, mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenue
Directions to SeaPark Garage from I-5:
From I-5 southbound
- Take the James Street exit.
- Enter the garage from Sixth Avenue at James Street
or turn right (west) on James Street to enter the garage mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
From I-5 northbound
- Take the James Street exit
- Turn left (west/down the hill) on James Street and enter the garage mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
There are eight, first-come, first-served, parking spaces for use in the City Hall garage for those with a state-issued disability placard or license plate.
Please see the Disability Parking section on our Accessibility and Requests for Accommodations page for instructions and directions.