Doing Business with Seattle Department of Transportation
Consultants and Contracts
SDOT and the City of Seattle rely on consultants to perform a variety of highly specialized services. If you are a consultant who needs information about the consultant contracting process, visit the City of Seattle Construction and Consultant Contracting Division web site.
CityBid: This site provides information regarding construction contracting opportunities at SDOT, as well as Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light.
Daily Journal of Commerce: Official City of Seattle and SDOT Advertisement for Bid Notices are published in the DJC.
Engineering Records Vault: The Engineering Records Vault is an archive of City property information. If you plan to visit the Records Vault, please bring the following information: Property ID, Proof of ownership. Location: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, 47th Floor, Seattle, WA. Phone: (206) 684-5132, Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday.
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Street Use Division
The SDOT Street Use Division manages activities and construction occurring in the right-of-way through issuance of permits, inspection, project coordination, public outreach, utility record keeping and plan review.
Visit the SDOT Street Use, Franchise and Utilities Division web site for more information about the services they offer for businesses.
Vending in the City of Seattle is regulated by permit and ordinance. A permit for Street Vending may be obtained through the Street Use office.
Commercial Vehicle Load Zones
A CVLZ is defined as that portion of a street designated by a yellow meter, yellow paint markings and a sign, or any other traffic control device reserved for the exclusive use of commercial vehicles that possess a valid CVLZ permit. Visit our Commercial Vehicle Load Zones web page for more information about how to obtain a CVLZ permit.