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.

How to reserve a paid parking space (on blockface controlled by a parking pay station)

  1. Apply Online
    • You will need the curbspace identifier numbers (found on the Curb Spaces tab of this map or on round metal plates bolted to the sidewalk by each parking space) and the nearest address.
  2. Apply in person at the traffic permit counter
  3. Questions? Email the Traffic Permit Office at trafficpermitsinfo@seattle.gov or call (206) 684 - 5086. 

How much does it cost?

  • $16.00 per truck permit for up to 2 days, 3rd and any additional days $8.00 per day per permit
  • $18.50 labor charge for installation and removal of No-Parking Signs at metered spaces
  • Lost Revenue per metered space per day
    • $20.00 in Downtown for "Yellow" (No Parking, 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Saturday)
    • $15.00 outside Downtown for "Yellow" (No Parking, 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Saturday)
    • $25.00 in Downtown for "Red" (24-hr TOW AWAY Zone)
    • $18.00 outside Downtown for "Red" (24-hr TOW AWAY Zone)

Questions? 

For information on current Temporary No Parking Zones, check the Temporary No Parking Zones tab of this map.

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
    • 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. You must have access to a printer at the time of completion as you will need to print the public notice immediately. If you do not print the public notice upon submission, you will need to resubmit the form when you have access to a printer.
  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

    The No-Parking easels, including the printed public notice, should be placed 72 hours in advance. However, Parking Enforcement only requires a 24 hour notice in order to enforce the No-Parking area.
  4. If you are using a moving or storage container, please see the requirements for leaving the container in the street. 

If you are using a moving truck, a "Restricted Area Truck Permit" is needed. You can apply online or in person at the traffic permit counter:

    • You will need the curbspace identifier numbers (found on the Curb Spaces tab of this map or on round metal plates bolted to the sidewalk by each parking space) and the nearest address.

  1. 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