City Hall Visitor Information

Accommodations for vision, hearing, mobility, and language
City Hall is accessible. Accommodations are available and can be requested in advance.

City Hall Hours

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Hours:
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Note that City Hall hours differ from Office of the City Clerk hours.

Rules of Conduct

The City Rules of Conduct regarding City Buildings and Premises (Rule 05-02 and Rule 06-03) are available at the City Hall lobby security desk, second floor reception, and at the City Clerk's Office on the third floor.

Location

City Hall is located in the center of a three-block civic campus in downtown Seattle at 600 Fourth Avenue, between Cherry and James streets.

Entrances to the building are located on both Fourth and Fifth Avenues between James and Cherry streets.

The main lobby is located on Fifth Avenue.

Below, find out how to get to City Hall using these transportation options:

Public Transportation to City Hall

Convenient public transportation options to City Hall include:

  • light rail Link Light Rail
  • Bus Bus
  • water taxi Water taxi
  • Ferry Washington State Ferries

Resources to plan your route and learn more about these public transportation options:

City Hall is located near (uphill, east) the Pioneer Square station of the Downtown Transit Tunnel.

Biking to City Hall

Bicycle
Public bicycle racks at Seattle City Hall are located on the Fifth Avenue sidewalk in front of the City Hall entrance, and on the Fourth Avenue sidewalk, close to the Einstein Brothers Bagels shop.

Find up-to-date local bike routes.

Driving to City Hall

No Parking
There is no public parking at City Hall.

Disability parking is available.
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Street Parking

Most on-street metered parking is free after 8 p.m.

Check the sign on the pay station or parking meter for payment and parking hours.
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Parking Garages

There are several parking garages in the area.

SeaPark Garage

Those attending an evening City Council-sponsored event receive a reduced parking rate of $5 at the SeaPark Garage starting at 4:30 pm.

SeaPark garage is located one block due east (up the hill) of the City Hall.

Questions about parking? Please contact Imperial Parking at 206‑628‑9042.

Vehicle entrances to SeaPark Garage:

  • Cherry, mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenue
  • Sixth Avenue at James Street
  • James Street, mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenue
Directions to SeaPark Garage from I-5:

From I-5 southbound

  1. Take the James Street exit.
  2. Enter the garage from Sixth Avenue at James Street
    or turn right (west) on James Street to enter the garage mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
From I-5 northbound

  1. Take the James Street exit
  2. Turn left (west/down the hill) on James Street and enter the garage mid-block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Disability Parking at City Hall

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There are eight, first-come, first-served, parking spaces for use in the City Hall garage for those with a state-issued disability placard or license plate.

Please see Disability Parking on our Accessibility and Requests for Accommodations page for instructions and directions.