Permits are required for occupation, use of, and construction in the right of way. The right of way refers to all publicly-managed space that lies between parcels of land, including sidewalks, streets, planting strips, and alleys, and makes up 27% of the total land area in Seattle. Permits ensure mobility and safety through the right of way, and help support our goal of delivering a high-quality transportation system for Seattle.

This page provides information on Street Use permits and Traffic and Parking permits issued by SDOT. Please click the boxes below to access the permit applications and additional information for each area. If you have any permit-related questions, please click the Permit Service Counters and Client Assistance Memos button at the bottom of this page.