Parking is a space on a lot used for a vehicle (for example, car or truck).
Parking spaces can be:
We only regulate parking on private property. Coordinate parking within the right-of-way with Seattle Department of Transportation.
You need a permit to create parking spaces. Depending on the number of parking spaces you wish to create, location of the parking, and associated grading or paving, you need different permits:
Our Seattle Building Code (SBC) requires that parking is accessible to people with disabilities. Our Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) regulates: the number of required parking spaces; allowed locations for parking; parking space size; driveway width and slope; turning spaces; site triangles; and curbcuts. If your parking space involves grading or paving, you’ll need to follow Grading Code. If you are parking on a site with an environmentally critical area, additional restrictions may apply.
Permits to establish parking require detailed drawings. If you can’t draw a site plan, you may wish to hire a professional. If grading is necessary to create your parking, you may need a licensed engineer.