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Permit Services Online: Pay Permit Fees or Check Status

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.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Street Use Permit Services Online site is a secure, web-based system that allows customers to check permit status and pay permit fees. Permits cannot be renewed or extended using Permit Services Online. Visit Getting a Permit for more information.


If you would like to pay online, you may need to create a new account. When setting up a new account to pay for an existing permit, it is imperative that you use the exact name (first and last) to set up your online account that was used when you submitted your initial Street Use application. You must also enter an exact match of your contact ID (provided by Street Use staff at the Permit Services Counter) or one of the following:

  • Your email address
  • Daytime phone number
  • Street address and state
  • The first letter of your first name and the first character of your address

If these entries do not match, you will not be able to create an account linked to your existing permit. After you have entered and submitted your account information, you may select from a list of matches that the system provides. If you do not see your record, click the "Previous" button and retry your entry.


Once your permit application is approved, you can pay for your permit on Permit Services Online. Please note, online payments can only be accepted prior to permit issuance. Invoiced fees for permit renewals or existing permits can only be paid in person or by mailing in your payment.

To pay fees for a new permit, sign in to your account and follow the prompts to enter your Visa® or MasterCard® information.

After you sign in the option to pay fees becomes available, with the following message:

You may also pay fees for your new permit by visiting us at the Permit Services Counter, or mailing a check to:

  • Permit Services Counter
    SDOT Street Use
    P.O. Box 34996
    Seattle, WA 98124-4996

To pay fees for an existing permit (invoiced fees):

  • Mail a check to the address on your invoice or
  • Visit the Permit Services Counter
    Remember, the counter opens late on Thursdays, and payments are NOT accepted after 4:45 p.m.
  • Coming January 3, 2017: Tuesday hours become 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Permit Services Counter can accept cash; Visa® or MasterCard®; or a check made out to SDOT or Seattle Department of Transportation.
NOTE: Permit fees cannot be paid over the phone or via email for security reasons.


To check the status of your permit sign in to your Permit Services Online account and follow the prompts. If you need help creating an account, visit the Permit Services Online help page.

Once you have signed into your account, the option to check status becomes available.

You may also check the status of your permit by:


Contact Street Use at:

206-684-5253 | 

Thank you!

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