Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Permit Discount

$10 RPZ permit
Time to apply
15-20 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

How to Apply

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

  • Apply online (You will need to register, or log into the portal if you already have an account in order to access the application. See resources for using the portal in the Learn More section of this page.)
  • Download application



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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