Carpool 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. 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. Please read the instructions below on how to apply for a permit.

For construction use in the right-of-way and street improvement permits, please e-mail your completed application to

For major utility permits, please e-mail your completed application to and be sure to use the subject line: Permit#_ProjAddress – UMP New Application / Modification Application

For all other permits, please apply online through the Seattle Services Portal.

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

Street Use Permit Counter: 206-684-5253

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Traffic and Parking Permit Counter: 206-684-5086

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For Check Payments

Make the check out to City of Seattle, SDOT

In a memo on the check include:  St Use, permit #, project address

Mailing Address:

SDOT, Street Use
PO Box 34996 Suite 2300
Seattle, WA 98124-4996

Carpooling lets you share the ride and the cost, and helps to reduce congestion and greenhouse gases. Thank you for sharing the ride! This quarterly permit allows carpools and vanpools to park on street in these designated areas.

How to get a Carpool or Vanpool Parking Permit.

How much does it cost?

Location Cost
Areas D, L, P, S and Z (Central Business District) (quarterly)  $600
Areas Q, H, Y and F (quarterly) $300

Available Spaces

Area Spaces available
D - Denny Regrade 19
F – Fauntleroy 0
H - Hubbell 0
L - Lenora 4
P – Parking I-5 36
Q – Queen Anne 5
S - Seneca 24
Z - Convention Center  10