We regulate where you can park cars on your property and how many cars can be stored on your property. The specific rules depend on your property’s land use zone.
We don’t regulate parking on public property; see the Seattle Department of Transportation for those parking regulations.
If you’re a landlord, there are new parking rules for rental housing. See Rental Agreements.
Generally, in a single-family zone, you:
In other land use zones, the location and number of parking spaces are set by your permit. Whether we allow parking at your site depends on the land use zone, the property’s history, and the codes that apply to your site.
Parking provisions for single-family zones are primarily in two sections of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC):
We fine first-time violators $150. Our penalty for additional violations is $500. Parking violations outside of single-family zones may be subject to fines starting at $150 per day. We will also charge for inspections.