City to provide free street closure permits for Halloween activities

The City is allowing residents to apply for street closure permits for Halloween—or any other activity—through Nov. 30.

They’re calling it “Trick or Street“, and it’s part of their Stay Healthy Block program SDOT announced in September. The permit will allow residents to close non-arterial blocks to thru-traffic.

“If Seattleites are headed outdoors, they need as much space as possible  to safely celebrate Halloween in accordance with Phase 2 guidelines of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan (which limits gatherings with more than 5 people outside your household),” SDOT announced in a press release on Thursday.

Applications to close your block for Halloween must be submitted by 5pm Thursday, Oct. 29. Be sure to read guidelines on how to request a permit, and tell your neighbors.

SDOT wants to remind applicants of the following:

  • Stay Healthy Trick or Street Blocks should not result in crowding. They’re designed for immediate neighbors. 
  • Remain with members of your household and make sure to maintain physical distance from non-household members.  
  • Wear cloth face coverings (costume masks don’t count!) and wash hands often! Bring hand sanitizer to use while out with your household members.  
  • If a Stay Healthy Trick or Street Block and it seems crowded and one may not be able to easily maintain physical distance, come back later. 

Photo: SDOT

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