Visiting City Hall

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Street Address:
City Hall
600 Fourth Ave. 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing Address:
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025

Council Offices are located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Reception and office hours are  from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. For a full list of Council meetings, hearings, and events, visit our Council Calendar page.

Seattle 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. Please consider riding the bus, biking or walking when visiting us.

City Hall is open from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Entrances to the building are located on both Fourth and Fifth Avenues between James and Cherry streets.

Riding the bus to City Hall


City Hall is located near the Pioneer Square stop (uphill, east) of the bus tunnel and is accessible by a number of public transportation options.

King County Metro

Sound Transit

Biking to City Hall


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.

Driving to City Hall


There is no public parking at City Hall.
  There are several parking garages in the area. 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.


Attending an evening Council Meeting? Special evening parking rates of $5.00 start at 4:30 pm.

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 direct them to Imperial Parking at 206-628-9042.


SeaPark Garage is located on Sixth Avenue between Cherry and James Streets. City Hall is located one block due west (down the hill) of the garage.

Vehicle entrances to SeaPark Garage:

  • Cherry, mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
  • Sixth Avenue at James Street.
  • James Street, mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

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.

Access to City Hall for Individuals with Disabilities


Seattle 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.

Accessing the building from Fourth Avenue (map)

  • Enter the glass doors at the NW corner of the building (4th Ave & Cherry), near Noah's Bagels.
  • Proceed to the two elevators in the large lobby behind the red wall.
  • Take elevator to floor 1 (main lobby at the 5th Avenue level).
  • Proceed to the bank of four elevators directly ahead.
  • Take elevator to floors L1 - 7.
    (A security guard at the far end of that elevator bank can answer any questions.)

Accessing the building from Fifth Avenue (map)

  • Enter the glass doors leading
    to the main lobby of the building (floor 1).
  • Proceed to the bank of four elevators ahead to the right.
  • Take elevator to floors L1 - 7.
    (A security guard at the front of that elevator bank can answer any questions.)

Accessing the disabled parking off of James Street (map)
There are several disabled parking spaces for use by those with state-issued disabled parking permits below City Hall, off of James Street.

  • Push the button to request admittance into the parking garage.
  • Park
  • Leave the garage and enter the building through the door furthest from the garage entrance.
  • Proceed to a bank of four elevators directly ahead.
  • Take elevator to floors L1 - 7.