Encampment Abatement Program

Encampment Inspections & Cleanups

The City of Seattle inspects unauthorized encampments, prioritizes them based on hazards and other site conditions, and addresses the most problematic ones through litter picks, obstruction/hazard mitigation, or 72-hour removal. Encampment inspections and removals are performed in accordance with formal encampment abatement rules. Outreach and offers of storage and shelter are provided at all 72-hour removals and by request at obstruction/hazard removals.

Below is information about specific obstruction/hazard and 72-hour encampment removal actions. Included are dates, locations, site journals and details regarding personal belonging collection and storage, if applicable. 

Completed Site Journals

November 2020 Journals

Date Location Storage (Y/N)?
11/24/2020 Burke Gilman Trail and University Bridge Vicinity No

September 2020 Journals

Date Location Storage (Y/N)?
9/2/2020 Alaskan Way and Marion St Vicinity No

May 2020 Journals

Date Location Storage (Y/N)?
5/4/2020 Ballard Commons Park  Yes
5/4/2020 Ballard Library Vicinity No
5/14/2020 Alaskan Way S from S Main St to S Jackson St Yes
5/20/2020 International District and I-5 Emphasis Area No
5/21/2020 Navigation Center Vicinity Yes

April 2020 Journals

Date Location Storage (Y/N)?
4/20/2020 Elliott Ave W & W Lee St Vicinity No
4/23/2020 Navigation Center Vicinity No

March 2020 Journals

Date Location Storage (Y/N)?
3/1/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/1/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/1/2020 12th Ave S & S Lane St (Nav Center Stairs) No
3/1/2020 5400 Shilshole Ave NW No
3/1/2020 Ballard Commons No
3/2/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/2/2020 6th & 7th Aves from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
3/2/2020 La Villa Meadows No
3/2/2020 Pioneer Square - Pergola/Yesler Way No
3/2/2020 University Playground No
3/3/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/3/2020 6th & 7th Aves from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
3/3/2020 S Massachusetts St from 4th Ave S to 6th Ave S No
3/4/2020 6th & 7th Aves From Columbia St to Jefferson St No
3/4/2020 1400 W Nickerson No
3/4/2020 Pioneer Square - Pergola No
3/4/2020 Prefontaine Park 425 3rd Ave No
3/5/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/5/2020 8th Ave S & S Forrest St No
3/5/2020 6101 12th Ave S No
3/6/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/6/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/6/2020 Pioneer Square - Pergola/Yesler Way No
3/6/2020 12th Ave S & S Lane St (Nav Center Stairs) Yes
3/6/2020 17th Ave E & E Pine St Yes
3/7/2020 6th & 7th Aves from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
3/7/2020 Prefontaine Park 425 3rd Ave No
3/7/2020 Victor Steinbrueck - Western Ave No
3/7/2020 Jackson Golf Course No
3/8/2020 4th Ave and Yesler Way No
3/8/2020 12th Ave S & S Lane St (Nav Center Stairs) No
3/8/2020 12th Ave S and S Weller St No
3/8/2020 4311 5th Ave NE No
3/8/2020 Albert Davis Park No
3/8/2020 Ballard Commons No
3/8/2020 Discovery Park No
3/8/2020 Lake City Mini No
3/8/2020 Prefontaine Park 425 3rd Ave No
3/9/2020 4th Ave and Royal Brougham No
3/10/2020 Occidental Ave S an S Stacy St to Forest St No
3/10/2020 Utah Ave S And S Massachusetts No
3/13/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
3/13/2020 Prefontaine Park 425 3rd Ave No
3/13/2020 SB I-5 & NE 45th St Exit Ramp No
3/14/2020 Ballard Commons No
3/25/2020 8th Ave S & S Weller St (C-ID & I- 5 Emphasis Area) No

February 2020 Journals

Date Location Materials Stored?
2/1/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/1/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/1/2020 6th & 7th Ave from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
2/1/2020 Sturgus Park 904 Sturgus Ave S No
2/1/2020 S Dearborn St from 7th Ave S to Rainier Ave S No
2/3/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/3/2020 6th & 7th Ave from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
2/4/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/4/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/4/2020 S Dearborn St from 7th Ave to Rainier Ave S No
2/6/2020 S Bush Pl and Poplar Pl S No
2/6/2020 100 Dexter Ave N No
2/6/2020 NW 46th St & 14th Ave NW No
2/7/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/7/2020 4th Ave Emphasis Zone No
2/7/2020 6th & 7th Ave from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
2/8/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/8/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/8/2020 5330 Roosevelt Way NE No
2/8/2020 Ballard Commons 5701 22nd Ave NW No
2/8/2020 Woodland Park 1000 N 50th St No
2/8/2020 North Acres Park 12718 1st Ave NE No
2/9/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/9/2020 12th Ave S & S Lane St (Nav Center Stairs) No
2/9/2020 4000 6th Ave NW No
2/9/2020 4927 Leary Ave NW No
2/9/2020 8300 Block of Mary Place NW No
2/10/2020 Rainier Ave S & I-90 EB ramp No
2/11/2020 1st Ave S & Railroad Way South No
2/11/2020 Kinnear Park 642 W Mercer Pl Yes
2/11/2020 SDOT property across from Kinnear Park Yes
2/12/2020 4th Ave and Yesler Way No
2/12/2020 12th Ave S & S Lane St (Nav Center Stairs) No
2/12/2020 Georgetown Playfield No
2/12/2020 MLK Park 2200 MLK Park Way S No
2/12/2020 Sturgus Park 904 Sturgus Ave S No
2/12/2020 E Duwamish GB Emphasis Zone No
2/14/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/14/2020 6th & 7th Ave from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
2/14/2020 909 9th Ave No
2/14/2020 1259 29th Ave No
2/15/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/15/2020 Ballard Commons 5701 22nd Ave NW No
2/15/2020 Pratt Park 1800 S Main St No
2/15/2020 NW Seaview & 37th Pl NW No
2/15/2020 University Playground 9th Ave NE Yes
2/15/2020 8300 block of Mary Ave NW No
2/19/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/19/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/19/2020 NE 116th St and 3rd Ave NE Yes
2/19/2020 Prefontaine Park Yes
2/21/2020 2nd Ave S & S Spokane St No
2/21/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/21/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/21/2020 NE 55th St to NE 45th St and from 7th Ave NE to I-5 NB No
2/21/2020 Pioneer Square - Pergola / Yesler Way No
2/22/2020 2nd Ave Ext S & S Washington St No
2/22/2020 4th Ave Emphasis Zone No
2/22/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/22/2020 5th Ave & Yesler Way No
2/22/2020 6th & 7th Ave from Columbia St to Jefferson St No
2/22/2020 4910 15th Ave NW No
2/22/2020 Jackson Golf Course 1000 NE 135th St No
2/24/2020 Yesler Terrace/Harbor View Emphasis Area No
2/24/2020 Airport Rd S and S Snoqualmie St No
2/26/2020 SE 12th Ave S and S Jackson St N/A
2/26/2020 SE Chelan Ave SW and SW Spokane St No
2/27/2020 NW Lakeview Blvd E & Belmont Ave E N/A
2/27/2020 NE Melrose Ave E and E Roy St No
2/27/2020 Occidental Ave S from S Stacy St to S Lander St Yes
2/28/2020 4th Ave & Yesler Way No

January 2020 Journals

Date Location Materials Stored?
1/9/2020 8th Ave S & S Holgate St No
1/9/2020 Elliot Ave N and 200 block No
1/9/2020 1st Ave N and Mercer St No
1/10/2020 1st Ave to 3rd Ave and Main St No
1/11/2020 4th Ave and Yesler Way No
1/17/2020 MLK Jr Memorial Park No
1/22/2020 25th Ave S and Rainier Ave S No
1/23/2020 NW 57th St and 22nd Ave NW No
1/25/2020 5400 block of Shilshole Ave NW No

April - May - June 2019 Journals

Date Location Materials Stored?
4/2/2019 1st Ave NE to I-5 NB from NE 85th St to NE 92nd St No
4/3/2019 3rd Ave S & S Walker St (RV) No
4/4/2019 S Mead St from East Marginal Way S to 1st Ave S No
4/8/2019 NE 70th St to NE 71st St from I-5 NB to 8th Ave NE No
4/9/2019 Occidental Ave S from S Lander St to S Horton St No
4/11/2019 NW 43rd St to NW 45th St from Lake Washington Ship Canal to 8th Ave NW Yes
4/17-18/2019 1st Ave S & SW Kenyon No
4/23-24/2019 I-90 WB sound barrier wall (Wall 18) Yes
4/30/2019 Elliott Bay Trail from S Atlantic St to S King St Yes
5/1/2019 Bill Dawson Trail to 520 Trail including green spaces around SR520 Eastbound & Westbound between E Roanoke & E Hamlin St Yes
5/2/2019 I-5 on-ramp between S. Bailey St. & S. Harney St. from Corson Ave. S. to 12th Ave. S. No
5/8/2019 I-5 Southbound, across from Northeast 69th St and Weedin Place Northeast No
5/9/2019 15th & Wheeler St. No
5/14/2019 Rainier Ave NB I-90 EB on-ramp No
5/15/2019 7th Ave S and River St (RV site) No
5/16/2019 I-5 SB before Dearborn Exit (Kobe Terrace) and along I-5 tounder Yesler overpass No
5/20-24/2019 10th Ave S to 12th Ave S including under Jose Rizal bridge from SWeller St to S Dearborn St No
5/21/2019 Navigation Stairs from 12th Ave S to 13th Ave S and Lane St Yes
5/22/2019 10th Ave S to I-5 NB from Weller St to S Dearborn St No
5/22/2019 Under I-5 at S Dearborn St to EB and NB including I-5 SB Dearborn St off ramp Yes
5/23/2019 1500-200 Utah Ave S - RV No
5/23/2019 S Hill St and 20th Ave S - RV No
5/28/2019 Klickitat Ave SW (under the Spokane St & West Seattle Bridges) No
5/28-29/2019 Rainier Ave SB & I-90 EB ramp No
5/30/2019

8th Ave S & S Holgate St to S Massachusetts St, 5th Ave S to Airport Way S to S Holgate, 6th Ave S to Airport Way S, 8th Ave S from Massachusetts St to 2000 block

Yes
6/3/2019 NE 120th & 31st Ave NE Yes
6/4/2019 NE 116th St and 3rd Ave NE (next to I-5 NB at the dead end) No
6/5/2019 Dearborn Ave S EB from I-5 NB on-ramp to Poplar Pl S No
6/12/2019 2700-3200 Occidental Ave S - RV Yes
6/12-13/2019 Benvenuto Viewpoint No
6/13/2019 7th Ave S and S Myrtle St No
6/17-18/2019 NE 42nd St to Pasadena Pl NE to NE 40th St Yes
6/18/2019 9th Ave NW and NW Leary Way No
6/19-21/2019 Queen Anne West Greenbelt No
6/21/2019 Corson Ave S and S Carstens Pl No
6/24/2019 WSDOT Peninsula Yes
6/26/2019 3rd & Walker No
6/27-28/2019 I-5 NE 70th St to NE 75th St and from Roosevelt Way NE to I-5NB and under the Lake City Way on/off ramp Yes
6/29/2019 Hillside west of Sound Transit Yard at S Dearborn St & 12th Ave S No

Personal belongings collected and stored

The City stores belongings that have apparent value to people, as long as they are not hazardous and can be collected safely. Stored materials include those that are apparently abandoned, obstructing a public facility (e.g., sidewalk or other path, roadway, doorway) or resulting from the abatement of an encampment site. The City stores items for at least 70 days from the date they were collected and will publish a list here that includes the date of and location from where the items were collected:

Stored Items List

Belongings may be recovered by calling 206-459-9949 and providing an accurate description of the items.