Downtown Traffic Control Zone Permits

Permit Counter Temporary Closures

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we closed our public-facing customer service counters on Monday, March 16. Our counters remain closed until further notice. This includes both the Street Use and the Traffic and Parking permit counters at the Seattle Municipal Tower on floors 23 and 37. We are still processing permit applications.

You can submit applications for all permit types online through the Seattle Services Portal.

Our staff will be available to provide application coaching and assist with issuing permits by phone.

Downtown Traffic Control Zone Permits

The Downtown Traffic Control Zone Permit allows vehicles 30 feet or longer to operate within the Downtown Traffic Control Zone Monday – Friday, 9AM – 3PM. No permit is required to operate from 7PM – 6AM. Curfews are in effect Monday through Friday from 6AM – 9AM and from 3PM – 7PM.

An oversized vehicle and load permit and/or a Validation Number are required within this zone from 7PM – 6AM. Oversized vehicles and loads shall not operate in this zone from 6AM – 7PM.

How to get a Downtown Traffic Control Zone Permit

Apply online, or

In person at the traffic permit counter
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, 37th Floor Seattle, WA 98104-5043
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, except holidays

How much does it cost?

$24.00 (Single Trip)
$90 (10-Day)
$180 (30-day)

10 Day and 30 Day permits are granted on a review basis only and must be related to construction.