Seattle Trick or Streets permits back for Halloween

The City of Seattle is allowing residents to close their street to traffic for Halloween with their return of the Trick or Streets permit program.

The Trick or Streets program makes it possible for people to apply to close their residential block during the week of Halloween for trick-or-treating and any other “community-building festivities.”

The permits are free and will allow blocks to close until 10 p.m. (To apply, use this link. Be sure to include “Trick or Street” in the Project Name Field so they know to prioritize your application.) You can also to expedite your application.

If you’re planning on handing out candy on Halloween night, you can also add your home to the Ballard Trick-or-Treating map below. If you run into problems, you can always email us at and we’ll add it for you. (Note: You need to be signed in to Google to be able to edit the map). 

The Seattle Department of Transportation says trick-or-treaters should wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distancing if you’re with other people or in crowds. The latest COVID-19 public health guidelines can be found on the Public Health – Seattle & King County’s website.