Sidewalk Merchandise Displays

How do I get a permit for displaying merchandise on the sidewalk?

This permit allows business owners to display merchandise on the sidewalk in front of their building.

You can apply for this permit on the Seattle Services Portal. Use the button on the right to sign in!

Under "Create New" select "Permits-Street Use" and navigate to and select the "Long Term Use" and "Merchandise Display" record type. Follow this guide for more detailed instructions.

Displays in the furniture zone, or displays with dimensions wider than the store front, may be permitted as long as an adequate pedestrian zone is maintained. A pedestrian zone wider than 5' may be required depending on the terms of the merchandise display.

Required documents: