Service Zone 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. Click here for information on how to pay permit fees.

Service Zone Permits are annual permits (valid July 1 through June 30) issued for the purpose of parking trucks in accordance with City of Seattle Traffic Code, Ordinance 108200, Section 11.26.

  • Building Service – rendering maintenance service to a building and building equipment.

How to get a Service Zone Permit

Apply online, 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?

$1700.00 (Annual)
Service Zone Permit fees are prorated monthly at the beginning of each month starting in August. For example, the fee for August 1st through August 31st would be $1558.00.