Seattle City Council Member Sally Bagshaw emailed in to report that SDOT has created a free street permit process that can be easily attained to close neighborhood streets for block parties and other community events.
“SDOT has made it easy for neighborhoods to close streets for fun events including block parties, sporting days, school fun runs and more,” writes Council Member Bagshaw.
Previously the application required a $75 fee and an inspection from SDOT prior to the event.
Locals can obtain permits to close neighborhood streets as long as the street is not an arterial or a bus route. The permit requires that organizers clean up and restore the street before 10pm and residents are unable to request more than one block party per month for the same block.
Click here to find out more and to download the application.