FEES & CHARGES
Permits - Park Use Permits
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Use Permits allow non-department groups to use Department of Parks
and Recreation property for special events. For example: runs, boating,
concerts, day camps, community festivals, rallies, and commercials.
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Use Permit Fees
| Application fee – First Amendment
Events including rallies and protests.
| Standard Application fee – Use Permits
(i.e., runs, boating, concerts, day camps, community festivals,
rallies, commercials, etc.)
|Park Reservation Fee (per hour)
- hourly fee for the total time in the park including setup and
|$10 to $25 per hour depending
| Booth Fee – As part of a special
event, a charge of $20 and 10% of gross sales, whichever is greater.
| Receipts - If, in the course of
the activity/event, charges are levied for admission, sales, or
entry fees, the user will be subject to a minimum charge of 10%
of the gross receipts.
||10% of gross income
| Load/Unload fee, per vehicle -
for short-term access into non-parking areas or those areas accessed
through a locked gate or bollard.
| Utility hook-up fee – for any
utility hook-up performed by Department personnel.
| Supplemental Late Application Fee
– for requests submitted less than 6 working days before event.
(Fee does not apply to First Amendment events)
| Posting Advertising and/or Commercial Signage in
a park in conjunction with a special event. (Minimum, per
day. Maximum fees are subject to negotiations.)
| Professional Photography Fee (wedding photos, portraits, graduation photos, etc.)
4 hour block of time per park, including any prep and clean-up hours.
Note: Commercial filming and photography for advertising
within the City of Seattle is covered under the Seattle Filming
Commercial Photography and Filming (TV programming, TV and web advertising, corporate photography and filming, magazine editorial content, student films, feature and short films)
Note: Commercial filming and photography for advertising within the City of Seattle is covered under the Seattle Filming Ordinance.
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| NOTE: Insurance
and/or a performance bond may be required. Application fee will
be collected upon formal written application. This fee is non-refundable,
except when the Department denies a request. > more
|Youth Sports Organizations
All Department review and approval requirements shall apply for
all Youth Sports organizations' requests to sell food, beverage,
or other items on park property. Qualifying community-based outdoor
Youth Sports organizations are exempt from percentage payment requirements
for Concession Permits only when selling approved food, drink or
other items during scheduled regular season league games and practices.
First Amendment Vending
Eligible registered non-profit, tax-exempt organizations may apply for
a permit to vend merchandise in which a political, religious, philosophical
or ideological message is inextricably intertwined. Such "First Amendment
Vending" is governed by regulations adopted by the Department of
Parks and Recreation. When conducted on a park drive or boulevard, First
Amendment Vending is subject to a base permit fee of seventy-five dollars
($75.00) for a monthly site permit. When conducted within a park, First
Amendment Vending is subject to a monthly base permit fee of seventy-five
dollars ($75.00) plus a fee of ten percent (10%) of gross receipts. Copies
of the First Amendment Vending Regulations are available upon
Construction Bidding Documents
There is a non-refundable $35.00 fee for contractors to acquire a copy
of the construction contract bidding documents. Requests should be made
through the Planning and Development Division (Engineering and Design
section) of the Department of Parks and Recreation 206-233-7920.
February 28, 2012