Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Program
Curb space is part of the public street system, a public good available for all people to use. To restrict the use of curb space for some requires a compelling reason. The Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Program was created to help ease parking congestion in residential neighborhoods, while balancing the needs of all people to be able to use the public streets. RPZs help neighborhoods deal with the impacts through signed time limits from which vehicles displaying a valid RPZ permit are exempt.
NEW! May 8, 2013: RPZ Zone 6 Public Hearing Notice
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding a Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Public Hearing, concerning the proposed addition of Husky football game-day restrictions to the existing Zone 6 restrictions.
The public hearing will take place at:
Please click here for more information and to see a map of the affected area.
You can use our lookup tool to easily see if your address is eligible for an RPZ permit. Then click on the Zone number nearest your residence on the map below for more information and to download an application. The zone maps below are provided for general information only. To verify current conditions on your block or in your neighborhood, please use the Seattle Parking Map.
To obtain an RPZ permit you must have:
Mail application and materials to:
Seattle Department of Transportation
Please allow 7 to 10 days for us to process your order and for return mail.
If you want to visit us in person:
We are available to assist you Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Traffic Permits Counter is located on the 37th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower (formerly Key Tower) at 700 Fifth Avenue (at Columbia Street) in downtown Seattle. You can submit your application materials in person, and upon validation, staff will provide you with a temporary permit, for your use until your permanent decal arrives by mail in 7-10 days.
For questions about RPZs please call us. We can be reached Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 pm at (206) 684-5086.
If you are interested in the process for initiating an RPZ for your neighborhood, please click here for more information.