Parking Restrictions Have Changed Temporarily, Here is Your Source For What is Still Being Enforced

As the city continues to modify its daily routine, street parking and the restrictions around it are changing. We just want to be sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to parking in the city. Here are a list of the changes SDOT has made and are now currently in effect. 

No payment will be required on streets with paid parking. 

Hourly time limits will not be enforced outside of Restricted Parking Zones (RPZ) 

Loading zones up to 30-minutes, including new food pick-up zones, will continue to be enforced. 

Other previously announced temporary parking enforcement changes including suspension of the 72-hour parking rule will continue until further notice. 

Special zones will still be in effect, including new zones Hospital and Human Services staff as well as existing zones for freight, food trucks, or charter buses.  

Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) time limits will be enforced so that people who live in RPZ neighborhoods can still find parking near their homes 

Parking Enforcement Officers are still enforcing all remaining parking restrictions – including no parking zones, peak period parking restrictions for transit and travel lanes, disabled permit parking spaces, commercial and passenger load zones, and temporary no parking areas designated by a-frame signs, including temporary food pick-up zones. The Seattle Police Department will prioritize enforcement of parking restrictions that protect safety and maintain access for transit, freight, and emergency vehicles. 

The City will limit towing to situations that create safety hazards, block access, or create other major issues. The City will suspend booting of vehicles with unpaid parking tickets for the duration of the Seattle Municipal Court closure. 

Information on changes to parking citations, fines, and adjudication can be found on SDOT’s COVID-19 parking page. 

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