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Transportation

Low Income Restricted Parking Zone Permit

The Restricted Parking Zone Program was created to help ease parking congestion in residential neighborhoods. Permits generally cost $65. Income-eligible vehicle owners can receive a restricted parking zone permit for $10, which is generally good for 2 years. This is a one-time savings of $55, rather than a monthly savings.

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)

On average, recipients save:

$4 / Month

To apply, it may take you about:

2 Hours

The average response time is about:

1 Week

How it works


Income-eligible vehicle owners can receive a restricted parking zone permit for $10 to park on the street in qualifying neighborhood.

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  • Use this map for guidance on if your address is eligible for an RPZ permit (http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=4a450bdf1e404f34b384ed22aaaa4182). Or you can use our lookup tool to see if your address is eligible for an RPZ permit (https://cosaccela.seattle.gov/Portal/cap/CapEdit.aspx?Module=AddressInquiry&stepNumber=2&pageNumber=1&isFeeEstimator=&TabName=AddressInquiry&agencyCode=SEATTLE).

  • You are eligible for the low-income discount if you can prove your enrollment in one of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance card (formerly food stamps); Energy assistance from Seattle City Light or Puget Sound Energy; Rental assistance from Seattle Housing Authority (Section 8) or copy of rental agreement in SHA property; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) check or stub; Lease/rental agreement from Plymouth Housing, CHHIP, or other low-income housing providers; Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – NOT regular Social Security income; Issuance of King County Metro Transit Low-Income Fare Card (ORCA LIFT); Provider One or Apple Health card. **Other documentation considered on an individual basis.

Stuff you'll need


  • Proof of enrollment in one of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance card (formerly food stamps); Energy assistance from Seattle City Light or Puget Sound Energy; Rental assistance from Seattle Housing Authority (Section 8) or copy of rental agreement in SHA property; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) check or stub; Lease/rental agreement from Plymouth Housing, CHHIP, or other low-income housing providers; Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – NOT regular Social Security income; Issuance of King County Metro Transit Low-Income Fare Card (ORCA LIFT); Provider One or Apple Health card.

  • **Other documentation considered on an individual basis.

Questions?


Call: (206) 684-5086

Email: rpzinfo@seattle.gov

How to apply


You can apply online, by email, by mail, or in-person for a Low Income Restricted Parking Zone Permit:

Apply online:

Apply online here

Printable application form:

Printable application here

Apply by email:

rpzinfo@seattle.gov

Apply by mail:

Seattle Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking Permits, PO Box 34996

Seattle, WA 98124-4996

Apply by phone:

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Apply in-person

Apply in person at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave. Ste, 3768, Seattle, WA 98104 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, except holidays).

Apply by fax:

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