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Car Share Permits

Permit Counter Temporary Closures

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we closed our public-facing customer service counters on Monday, March 16, 2020. Our counters remain closed until further notice. This includes both the Street Use and the Traffic and Parking permit counters at the Seattle Municipal Tower on floors 23 and 37. We are still processing permit applications.

You can submit applications for all permit types online through the Seattle Services Portal.

Our staff will be available to provide application coaching and assist with issuing permits by phone or e-mail.

Car Sharing is a practice where people become members in an organization that owns a fleet of cars, which members can then use under the terms of their membership. Car share permits are only available to approved companies.

In Seattle, there are two types of Car Share Programs:

  1. Free Floating Car Share

    Allows permitted vehicles to park at any legal paid parking space in the City without paying at a pay station, to park without regard to time limits in on-street time-limited spaces, and to park in any restricted parking zone (RPZ) without regard to time limits in the zone which members use through a reservation system.

    How to get a Free Floating Car Share Permit

    Apply for a Permit, or

    In person at the traffic permit counter
    Seattle Municipal Tower
    700 5th Avenue, 37th Floor Seattle, WA 98104-5043
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, except holidays

    How much does it cost?

$300 (annual) plus: 

$0.50 per trip for internal combustion vehicles

$0.25 per trip for electrical vehicles

  1. Designated Space Car Share

    Allows vehicles to park in designated on street or private parking areas which members use through a reservation system.

    How to get a Designated Space Car Share Permit

    Apply for a Permit, or

    In person at the traffic permit counter
    Seattle Municipal Tower
    700 5th Avenue, 37th Floor Seattle, WA 98104-5043
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, except holidays

    How much does it cost?

    $300 (unpaid parking space, annual)
    $1200 (paid parking space, annual)

Transportation

Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
684-Road@seattle.gov

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