Temporary No Parking Permits

Temporary No Parking Zones are established to restrict regular parking and provide curb space for purposes such as construction activity (which may require a Street Use permit), moving vans, or to clear a street for special events like a parade. The restricted area is not to be used for parking of personal vehicles. Any valid on-street parking space, whether paid or unpaid, may be considered for use as a Temporary No Parking Zone.

To Reserve a Paid Parking Space (on blockface controlled by a parking pay station)

  1. Download and complete the Space Reservation application.
    • Request the spaces at least one week in advance of the date(s) that you want the parking spaces reserved
    • List the pay station parking space identifier numbers (found on round metal plates bolted to the sidewalk by each parking space), as well as a description of where the spaces are located (such as the street name, which side of the street, the cross-streets, and the nearest address if applicable, etc.).
    • For the dates requested, SDOT staff will arrange for ‘No Parking’ signs to be placed on the spaces being reserved.
    • Costs
      • Signage installation/removal fee: one-time $18.50 per space
      • Space reservation fees: $15 per space per day for "No Parking 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mon - Sat)," or $18 per space per day for "No Parking - Tow Away Zone"
  2. If desired, request a "Hooded Meter Truck Permit" on the same application. Hooded Meter Truck Permits are only issued for trucks (pick-ups, moving vans, commercial delivery vehicles, etc.) and service vans with truck or commercial vehicle plates; passenger vehicles and non-truck vehicles are not eligible. Any vehicle must have a "Hooded Meter Truck Permit" to park in the Temporary ‘No Parking’ Zone.
  3. Return the application and payment
    • Mail to:

      Seattle Department of Transportation
      Traffic Permits
      PO Box 34996
      Seattle, WA 98124-4996 o
      • Allow enough lead time for US Postal Service (7 – 10 days) for your permits to be mailed back to you
    • If you need your permit(s) sooner, fax the application to Traffic Permits office at (206) 684-5085, then pick them up in person and pay for the permits/space reservation fees at:

      Seattle Department of Transportation
      Traffic Permits Counter, 37th Floor
      Seattle Municipal Tower
      700 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98124-4996

Questions? Contact the Traffic Permits Counter

Please contact the Traffic Permits Counter at (206) 684-5086 with any questions during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To Reserve an Un-Paid Parking Space (without a Pay Station)

  1. Arrange for 'No Parking' Easels
    • Contact a barricade company (do internet search for "barricades Seattle" or listed in the telephone yellow pages under "Barricades") to arrange for "No Parking" easels to be placed three days in advance of the date(s) the zone is needed. The barricade company will charge a fee for their service.

      Temporary No Parking

  2. Complete Online Verification Form
    • Request space one week in advance of the start of the Temporary No Parking Zone.
    • Once the Temporary No Parking signs are in place, complete the online verification form and print the Public Notice pages and attach them to the No Parking barricades as shown below
  3. A printed Public Notice confirmation form must be placed on at least two signs per block prior to the temporary no parking zone going into effect. The Public Notice should be attached to the upper right-hand corner of the sign, preferably with a plastic sleeve and binder clips as shown in this photo:
    Temporary No Parking Zone must be clearly written on the easels

    Signs must be posted at least 72 hours in advance. Failure to comply with these requirements means these signs and the temporary no parking zone will be unenforceable.
  4. If a "Restricted Area Truck Permit" is needed, Download and complete the Restricted Area Truck Permit application. Return the application and payment
    • Mail to:
      Seattle Department of Transportation
      Traffic Permits
      PO Box 34996
      Seattle, WA 98124-4996
      • Allow enough lead time for US Postal Service (7 – 10 days) for your permits to be mailed back to you
    • If you need your permit(s) sooner, fax or email the application to Traffic Permits office at (206) 684-5085 or trafficpermitsinfo@seattle.gov.  You may then pick them up in person and pay for the permits/space reservation fees at:
      Seattle Department of Transportation
      Traffic Permits Counter, 37th Floor
      Seattle Municipal Tower
      700 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98124-4996
  5. Question about No Parking signs?
    If you have a question about Temporary No Parking signs please call one of the following numbers:
    • For questions or complaints about Temporary No Parking signs or questions about how to properly place Temporary No Parking easels and use the online verification form, please contact the SDOT Traffic Permits Counter at (206) 684-5086.
    • For questions about Temporary No Parking easels that are placed on a street, check the company name and phone number on the bottom of the sign and call that number. If there is no company name or number the sign is not valid.
    • If you have a vehicle that was towed from a Temporary No Parking Zone call City Towing at (206) 684-5444