Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Permit Discount

$10 RPZ permit
Time to apply
30-40 mins
Processing time
3-5 days
Picture of Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) sign on a seattle street


The Restricted Parking Zone Program was created to help ease parking congestion in residential neighborhoods. Permits generally cost $95. Income-eligible vehicle owners can receive a restricted parking zone permit for $10. This is a one-time savings of $85, rather than a monthly savings.

Use this map for guidance on if your address is eligible for an RPZ permit.

Permit Conditions of Use


You are eligible for the low-income discount if you can prove your enrollment in any of the following government assistance programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance card (formerly food stamps)
  • Energy assistance from Seattle City Light or Puget Sound Energy
  • Rental assistance from Seattle Housing Authority (Section 8) or copy of rental agreement in SHA property
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) check or stub
  • Lease/rental agreement from Plymouth Housing, CHHIP, or other low-income housing providers
  • Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - NOT regular Social Security income
  • Issuance of King County Metro Transit Low-Income Fare Card (ORCA LIFT)
  • Provider One or Apple Health card
  • **Other documentation considered on an individual basis

How to Apply

You can apply online, by email, by mail, or in-person:



Seattle Department of Transportation
Traffic and Parking Permits
PO Box 34996 Seattle, WA 98124-4996

In Person:

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave., 4th Floor Kiosk
Seattle, WA 98104

Call or Schedule an Appointment ((206) 684-5086): Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays
Walk-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., except holidays

What to have ready to apply:



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

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