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Can you play, shop, eat, make and sell art in the street? Sometimes you can!

Do you want to host a BBQ with your neighbors or set up a fun obstacle course for the kiddos? Are you a business looking to embrace the outdoors to sell local crafts, to break bread, or even to help Seattleites stay healthy and strong? We have permits for these activities, all… [ Keep reading ]

Play street permits are back! Celebrate Earth Day outside with your neighbors on an (socially distanced) Earth Day play street!

Hello, April! AKA Earth Month! Birds are singing, the sun is (sometimes) shining, and flowers are blooming. The longer days mean more daylight to play outside and connect with your neighbors.   As of last week, play street permits are back – just in time for Earth Day fun on April 22nd! This comes after nearly a year-long hiatus in issuing these permits on… [ Keep reading ]

ADVISORY | Snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast this week!

Winter Weather Response Website | 2020 至 2021 年冬季气候 | 2020 至 2021 年冬季氣候 | 2020-2021 Cimilada Dayrta | 2020-2021년 겨울철 날씨 | Temporada de invierno 2020-2021 | ПОГОДА ЗИМОЙ 2020-2021 г. | 2020-2021 Haala Qolleensaa Ganna | អាកាសធាតុរដូវរងា 2020-2021 | Thời Tiết Mùa Đông 2020-2021 | PANAHON NG TAGLAMIG SA 2020-2021 | 2020-2021 ሓጋይ ኩነታት ኣየር | የ 2020-2021 የዊንተር የአየር ሁኔታ |طقس الشتاء 2020-2021 Read all about our winter weather response on this… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Street Closure Permits Available for Restaurant and Business Operation During Pandemic

Building on the City’s free permits for sidewalk cafes and curb spaces, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today an expansion of street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing public health crisis. These new permits… [ Keep reading ]

Get the Scoop on Free Temporary Permits and Permitting Requirements for Outdoor Spaces for Restaurants, Food Vending, and Retail Stores!

The Washington State Department of Health has approved King County’s application to transition into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan which will allow some businesses and other activities to increase operations under strict public health guidance. We know that many business owners are eager to reopen or expand their operations, so we’ve gathered information regarding the different permit options… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary Closure of All Public-Facing Customer Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Update on May 5, 2020: All public-facing customer service counters will remain closed through May 31st. To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we will close our public-facing customer service counters starting Monday, March 16. We expect to… [ Keep reading ]

No Street Use Permits: 12PM-March 30 to 10:30AM-March 31

As we mentioned February 8, 2016, SDOT Street Use right-of-way permit rates are changing. It’s the first time rates have increased in five years. The new rate structure will allow us to improve technology, staff levels, and efficiencies. That translates into better service for you. The new rate structure goes into effect… [ Keep reading ]

Permit Applicant Visits–a Few Hundred a Week

Seattle’s construction boom continues along with a surge in permit applications for projects in or near the  right of way (ROW). SDOT’s Street Use Division manages the ROW—space dedicated to public use—in the public interest. That includes coordinating construction that impacts this shared public space. Construction and utility use permit applications account for the… [ Keep reading ]