The Temporary No Parking Zone (Non-Paid) application is used to reserve curbspace in non-paid areas of the city and to generate the Public Notice for a Temporary No Parking Zone for posting on No Parking barricades. Purposes may include, but are not limited to: construction activity (which may also require a Street Use permit), loading and unloading, and special events. The restricted area is not to be used for parking personal vehicles. If you need to also use a commercial vehicle in the Temporary No Parking Zone, you may also apply for a Restricted Area Parking permit during this application process. The Public Notice must be attached to your No Parking barricades to be enforceable by the Seattle Police Department.
Valid on-street parking spaces, whether paid or unpaid, may be considered for use as a Temporary No Parking Zone. You may not reserve already-restricted parking zones such as Carshare, Carpool, Van Pool, Food Vending, Truck Only, Passenger Load, or other Load/Unload Only zones. In special cases, or if there are no other parking options, you may contact the Traffic Permit Counter at Traffic Permits Info or call 206-684-5086 to make arrangements to relocate the affected zone to a nearby location. This may require additional reservation fees and sign-off by adjacent businesses or property owners.
This article describes how to apply for a Temporary No Parking (Non-Paid Area) permit and how to print the Public Notice to post.
If you need to reserve curb space in paid areas of the city, please apply for a Temporary No Parking (Paid Area) permit.
If you have questions about the rules and regulations for Temporary No Parking Zones, please refer to SDOT’s website.
To find out if a curb space is available for reservations, refer to How To Check Curb Space Availability or Search for Temporary No Parking Reservations Using a Map.
Login to Seattle Services Portal.
IMPORTANT: If you do not yet have a Seattle Services Portal account, you must register before proceeding.
- Click the Home tab.
- Under Create New, click Permits – Parking & Truck.
- Under Select a Permit Type, click Temporary No Parking Zone to expand the selection.
- Click Temporary No Parking Zone (Non-Paid Area) – Application.
- Click Continue Application to start the Temporary No Parking (Non-Paid Area) application process.
- Enter Nearest Address to the location where you want the Temporary No Parking Zone:
- Street Name
- Click Search. The remaining address fields are auto-filled if there is an exact match. If there are multiple matching addresses, you are prompted to select the correct one.
- Click Continue Application to continue to the Applicant page.
Note: If the address entered might be in a paid area, the following alert will display on the Applicant page.
- On the Applicant page:
- Click Select From Account to auto-populate the contact information from your Seattle Services Portal user account.
- Or click Look Up to find an existing contact.
- Or click Add New to add a new contact.
- Click Continue Application to continue to the Application Information page.
- In the General Information section, fill in the information:
- Reason (required) – The reason for the Temporary No Parking Zone. Select from the dropdown.
- Other Reason (optional) – Further explanation or additional reasons for the Temporary No Parking Zone.
- Related Permits (optional) – Informational only. You may enter one or more related permit numbers for your reference.
- Customer Job Number (optional) – Informational only. You may enter a job, work order, or other number for your reference.
- Location (required) – Describe the exact location. Include the street name (e.g., University Way NE), side of street, and nearest cross streets. The Location prints on your Public Notice.
- Number of Signs (required) – Number of Public Notices you need.
- Install Date (required) – Install Date and Install Time refer to when the No Park Easels (A-frame signs) and the Public Notice will be placed.
- Install Time (required) – Install Date and Install Time refer to when the No Park Easels (A-frame signs) and the Public Notice will be placed.
- AM/PM (required) – For the Install Time.
- Onsite Contact Name (required) – First and last name of person onsite who is available, if we need to speak with someone.
Onsite Contact Number (required) – Phone number of onsite contact. This number prints on the Public Notice.
- In the Effective Dates section, fill in all fields.
- Requested Start Date (required) – This is the FIRST day your Temporary No Parking Zone will be in effect.
Requested End Date (required) – This is the LAST day your Temporary No Parking Zone will be in effect.
The Requested End Date may be no more than 30 days from your requested start date. For each 30 day period you will need to submit a new application.
- Daily Start Time (required) – This is the time you want your Temporary No Parking Zone to begin each day. For 24 hours, select 12 AM.
- AM/PM (required) – For the Start Time.
- Daily End Time (required) – This is the time you want your Temporary No Parking Zone to end each day. For 24 hours, select 12 AM.
- AM/PM (required) – For the End Time.
- Include Saturday (required) – Click Yes or No.
- Include Sunday (required) – Click Yes or No.
- 24-Hour No Parking (required) – Click Yes or No. If you choose Yes for “24-Hour No Parking” you are indicating that you wish the Temporary No Parking Zone to be in effect 24 hours a day. You must set the Daily Start Time as 12am and Daily End Time as 12am. If you choose No for “24-Hour No Parking” you will need to enter the appropriate start and end times.
- Click Continue Application to continue to the Vehicle Information page.
- If you are using a moving truck or other vehicle in the Temporary No Parking Zone, fill in the Vehicle Information section. This will initiate a separate application process for the required Restricted Area Parking (RAP) permit. This application process requires a City review and has fees. You will still receive the public notice for your Temporary No Parking Zone immediately at the end of this process. If you do not need a Restricted Area Parking permit, skip to step 15.
- Click Add a Row.
- Select Type of Vehicle from the dropdown – Truck or Commercial Vehicle (required).
- Enter Vehicle License Number (optional).
- Click Submit.
- Repeat steps 14a-14b for each additional vehicle you want to add.
- Click Add a Row.
- Click Continue Application to continue to the Attachments page.
- Click Continue Application again to skip adding documents and move to the Review step.
Optionally, you may upload documents by clicking Select and following the prompts.
- Review all sections. Click the Edit button if you need to make changes to a section.
- Scroll to the very bottom of the page. Read the certification statement. Check By Checking this box, I agree to the above certification.
- Click Continue Application.
- A Thank You page displays with the Record Number of your Application.
- If your Application is automatically approved, your Permit License record is created with the Public Notice. Continue to the next section to print your Public Notice. An email is also sent to the Applicant with a link to the Public Notice.
- If your Application is not automatically approved, it has been submitted for reviewed. You will be contacted regarding next steps.
- If you added a vehicle, an application for your RAP permit has been submitted for review. You will be contacted for any additional information and documents that are needed prior to approval of your application. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email notifying you of fees due. Follow the instructions in the email to pay the fees.
- From the Thank you page in Step 20, or your Home page, click on My Records tab in the top menu bar.
- Locate the row that has a Permit Type of Temporary No Parking Zone (Paid) - License or Temporary No Parking Zone (Non-Paid Area) – License. This issued License record is your permit.
If you have more than one License record, you can look at the (Create) Date and Expiration Date on the record to determine which one to select.
- Click the blue hyperlinked Record Number to open the License record.
- The License record opens.
- Click on the Attachments tab.
- Click on the blue hyperlinked Permit.pdf file.
- Click Open to open your Public Notice. Note: Different browsers open PDF files differently. Take the appropriate action for the browser you are using.
- Your Public Notice displays.
- Print your Public Notice.
The Public Notice can be re-accessed at any time by reopening the License record and going to the Attachments tab. The Applicant also receives an email with a link to the Public Notice.
- Post your printed Public Notice confirmation form per the instructions on SDOT's website.