Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most common questions.

  • There is a $250 fine for misuse of the permit as outlined in Section 9.50.050
  • $50 fine for parking longer than 3 hours in a permit zone.
  • Multiple violations can occur within the same day.
  • Vehicles parked in the permit parking zone longer than 6 hours may be subject to additional fines.
How can my neighborhood participate in the permit parking zone?
Residents and business owners interested in launching a permit parking zone needs to submit a petition that includes support of 75% of residents and/or business owners in a designated area. In addition, 60% of on-street parking spaces in the area need to be utilized for greater than 3 hours.
How can neighborhood opt out of the permit parking zone?
A neighborhood can choose to opt out of the permit parking zone. Sixty percent (60%) of the residents or business owners would need to sign a petition choosing to opt out of the program. To learn more, click on the ordinance.
Can I still park in my driveway?
Yes, this new program only effects on-street parking and does not affect driveways.
Can I get a temporary parking permit?
The City will not be issuing temporary parking permits. Only residents or business owners who meet the criteria can obtain permits.
Does the permit parking Zone affect private streets and alleys?
No, this only affects City right-of-way and does not affect private streets and alleys.
Do I receive a physical permit to display in my car?
No, residents and business owners will register their vehicles and parking compliance officers will issue citations based on license plates.
How can I pay my ticket when I receive one?
Drivers who receive citations have two options to pay their tickets. One option is to come in person to the City Hall police department or visit the City of SeaTac Municipal Court website and pay online.
What documents do I need for my application?
The applicant must show proof of residency by submitting one (1) of the following:
  • A valid driver’s license with current address.
  • A current property tax statement.
  • A current utility bill in the applicant’s name dated within thirty (30) days of the date of application.
  • A voter registration card with current address; or
  • Any other documentation deemed acceptable by a designated member of City staff; and
  • The vehicle registration address is the same as the address of the applicant’s residence or business within the PPZ.