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Street Use Permits - Permit List and Fee Schedule

Starting January 3, 2017

SDOT Street Use permit counter hours are changing! Starting January 3, our new hours will be:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30 AM to 5 PM

This change helps us align our service strategy with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI).

We have an increasingly high number of customers submitting permit applications electronically. By adjusting our service hours, we expand our team’s capacity to review and process permit applications.

Please note that no payments can be processed after 4:30 PM.

Questions? Email:

Remember – This spring SDOT Street Use right-of-way permit rates changed for the first time in five years, moving to a project/service based model. Visit our Fees page at or read this fact sheet (PDF file) to learn more.


SDOT Street Use right-of-way permit rates changed in March, 2016, for the first time in five years, moving to a project/service based model. A $305 base permit fee now covers multiple right-of-way use types in a project phase, whereas previously $146 was charged for each individual use.

The hourly service fee changed from $172 to $196, but now inspections will be holistic. Previously individual use types could each incur a separate inspection fee. We also now have an expanded inspector team and these standard inspection schedules:

  • Every 10 days for arterials, high impact areas or urban villages
  • Every 20 days for low impact areas.

To better ensure good information in project coordination and public notification, there is also now a $155 permit modification fee when an approved permit plan is altered. Planning early and well can save you money.

Want more information? Visit these links:

Questions? Email: or call us at (206) 684-5283.

To view the current Street Use Permit Fee Schedule click the link below

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