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Permit Services Online: PIN Access

NEW: This is the Permit Services Online personal identification number (PIN) access page. Here you will find the application for a PIN as well as information on the PIN process.

Questions? Contact the Permit Services team at:
206-684-5253 or


SDOT Street Use & Urban Forestry has streamlined online permitting to reduce wait times for all users. New fillable PDF forms clearly guide applicants to provide necessary and relevant information, for an easier and more efficient application process. For high volume online permit applicants, there is also a personal identification number (PIN) method.

Do I need a PIN?

Apply for permits using PDF forms

No PIN Required

Check status of permits online

No PIN Required

Pay permit fees online

No PIN Required

Apply for permits online

PIN Required

If you have a history of submitting 15 to 20 correctly completed permit applications yearly you are considered a high volume permit applicant, and you may qualify for a PIN to apply for permits online. Permit Services Online is available to all customers to conveniently pay permit fees and check on permit status, but with a PIN, high volume applicants can use the system to apply for permits.

Reserving the PIN method for high volume users is expected to significantly improve permit processing speeds for all permit applicants, reducing processing time to adjust incomplete online applications.


Permit applications cannot be submitted using Permit Services Online without a PIN. All customers who wish to submit permit applications using the online system must meet criteria for a PIN. This includes customers who have a history of successfully submitting permit applications.

A PIN number is not needed to check on permit status or pay permit fees online.

Mac OS® Users: Permit Services Online is not compatible with Macintosh operating systems including OS X® and Apple® supported mobile devices.

To apply for a PIN, fill out and submit the following PIN Application.

PIN Application

Fill out the form completely, save the document, and email it with any questions to:

Permit Renewals and Extensions: Permits cannot be renewed or extended using Permit Services Online. More information about renewing and extending permits can be found here.


The PIN permit application method for high volume permit applicants is accessible via Permit Services Online. Once you have been approved for and issued a PIN, the process is as follows:

  1. Log in to Permit Services Online

  1. Click the Apply for a Street Use Permit link

  1. Select Application Type Simple Street Use and Annual Renewing Street Use are the permit types available for online permit applications. Simple Street Use permit type includes Simple Utilities.

  1. Enter your 8-digit PIN when prompted

After entering your 8-digit PIN enter a description of the work and click “Next” to continue applying for a permit.

If you have questions, or would prefer to submit permit applications with fillable PDFs, or another method, please visit our Getting a Permit page for more information or contact Permit Services at 206-684-5253 or

Thank you!

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