Temporary changes to parking regulations remain in effect until further notice

On March 21 we announced temporary changes to how we manage and enforce parking in the city as parking needs have changed in recent weeks.

These changes will remain in effect until further notice.

Working with the Seattle Police Department and Mayor Jenny Durkan, we’ve found ways to adapt the City’s parking enforcement and parking rules to continue to help our residents and businesses as we navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The following changes are in effect until further notice:

  • 72-Hour Parking Rule – The City will suspend enforcement of the 72-hour rule, including recreational vehicles. 
  • Booting and Towing – The City will limit towing to situations which create safety hazards, block access, or create other major issues. The City will suspend booting of vehicles with unpaid parking tickets.
  • Temporary Restaurant Loading Zones – We are installing temporary loading zones at restaurants to support businesses and facilitate food pick-up. No payment is needed for quick food pickups in the 3-minute load zones. Visit our #SupportSeatteSmallBiz Map to find restaurants offering takeout and delivery in Seattle.
  • Parking Citations, Fines and Adjudication – All in-person hearings for infractions have been rescheduled for adjudication by mail. In-person infraction hearings resume when court operations normalize.

All other standard parking rules will continue to be enforced.

Visit our COVID-19 Parking webpage for more details on these changes and parking rules that continue to be enforced.

We will keep working with the Seattle Police Department to evaluate potential additional changes to parking regulations and enforcement.