Getting a Permit
Street Use offers more than 60 types of permits for use, occupation and/or construction in the public right of way. They fall under four main categories:
Projects with significant impacts to the public right of way may require a Construction Management Plan (CMP). See below for helpful tools.
WAYS TO APPLY
There are three ways to apply for a Permit:
OPTION 1: Email PDF
Fillable PDFs guiding applicants to provide the required information are available below and on the Applications, Forms & Templates page. Note: Application forms no longer contain the Street Use General Application. General information is incorporated into each project-specific form; the Street Use General Application is no longer required.
Save your completed PDF file and attach it to an email, along with any additional required documentation (site plans, traffic control plans, etc.) and send to SDOTPermits@seattle.gov.
Permit Application Types:
You may apply for a permit in person at the Street Use Permit Services Counter. We are located at:
700 5th Avenue
We do not accept payments after 4:30 PM
Applicants arriving after 4:30 PM may not receive a permit that day.
OPTION 3: Online Webform
High-volume utility permit applicants who have been granted a user name and password may use the Online Webform.
(Note: Utility Major Permit applicants should apply at the Street Use Permit Counter.)
RENEW/EXTEND A PERMIT
The options above are the same for renewing or extending a permit. To renew or extend a permit you need to provide the following:
Please note: The renewal or extension is not valid and work is not to begin until the permit is paid for and SDOT has notified you of its approval.
Permits fall into four main categories, and have applications specific to those types:
Contact Street Use at:
206-684-5253 | SDOTPermits@seattle.gov