Vending 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, 2020. 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.

You can submit applications for all permit types online through the Seattle Services Portal.

Our staff will be available to provide application coaching and assist with issuing permits by phone or e-mail.

Apply for a Permit

We are not currently accepting new applications for our standard vending permits.

Instead, we encourage you to apply for our new, streamlined, FREE temporary vending permits for food trucks and vending carts. Please see our Temporary Permits webpage to learn more!