RPZ Virtual Permits

New RPZ Permits Going Virtual

What is happening?

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is moving to a virtual permitting system for RPZ permits. No more decals!  As of the date of the next renewal of your zone (below), we will no longer issue physical decals. Your license plate(s) will be stored electronically. If you order a guest pass, you will still receive a physical hangtag.

For more information on the RPZ application process, how to use your permits, and how to renew or replace them, go to our FAQ page.

Why are we doing this?

This move to virtual is part of a long-term vision to migrate parking and many permits to license plate-based systems. We migrated all on-street paid parking away from sticky tickets to license plate-based in 2019, and our customers adjusted well—we see very few issues and that's for 1 million transactions per month!   

Schedule for zones going virtual:

Zone Name Effective Date
RPZ-17  North Beacon Hill  5/01/2022 
RPZ-18  Licton Springs  5/01/2022 
RPZ-19  Roosevelt  6/01/2022 
RPZ-8  Eastlake  7/01/2022 
RPZ-2  Squire Park/Cherry Hill  8/01/2022 
RPZ-10  University District West  8/01/2022 
RPZ-20  Ravenna/Bryant  8/01/2022 
RPZ-22  Wallingford West  8/01/2022 
RPZ-33  Lincoln High School  8/01/2022 
RPZ-1  Montlake  9/01/2022 
RPZ-A  A: Montlake/Husky Game Days  9/01/2022 
RPZ-B B: Ravenna/Laurelhurst  
Husky Game Days 
RPZ-6  University Park  10/01/2022 
RPZ-12  North Capitol Hill  11/01/2022 
RPZ-14  Central District  11/01/2022 
RPZ-26  Upper Queen Anne  11/01/2022 
RPZ-34  Wallingford East  12/01/2022 
RPZ-3  Fauntleroy  1/01/2023 
RPZ-9  Magnolia  2/01/2023 
RPZ-7  First Hill  3/01/2023 
RPZ-13  Uptown  4/01/2023 
RPZ-27  Fremont  4/01/2023 
RPZ-4  Capitol Hill  5/01/2023 
RPZ-21  Pike/Pine  6/01/2023 
RPZ-11  North Queen Anne  7/01/2023 
RPZ-15  Belmont/Harvard  7/01/2023 
RPZ-32  West Capitol Hill  7/01/2023 
RPZ-23  Madison Valley  8/01/2023 
RPZ-24  Cascade  9/01/2023 
RPZ-28  Beacon Hill  9/01/2023 
RPZ-31  Rainier Beach  9/01/2023 
RPZ-35  West Seattle Junction  10/01/2023 
RPZ-25  Westlake North  11/01/2023 
RPZ-29  Columbia City  11/01/2023 
RPZ-30  Othello  11/01/2023 
RPZ-16  Mount Baker  1/01/2024 


If you do not already have a Seattle Services Portal account, you will need to create one before you try to apply or renew online. 

The renewal process is still the same: Log into your Seattle Services Portal account, find your record and click "Renew" (you may need to scroll to the right). For more details about how to do this, read our FAQ page.

Have questions about how to enter your plate? Read more here. 

Contact: RPZinfo@seattle.gov 


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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