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On May 1, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee discussed the phased approach (pdf) he and public health officials will take for resuming recreational, social and business activities. Every phase will still require social distancing and appropriate health precautions including the use of personal protective equipment in a number of workplaces.

As of May 5, fishing, hunting, playing golf and day-use of state parks and lands is allowed, and officials are working with industry on guidance to soon allow for retail curbside pickup, automobile sales, car washes, landscaping and house cleaning services, and drive-in spiritual services with one household per vehicle.

To learn more click on this link.https://www.coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/whats-open-and-closed

All City Facilities are CLOSED for normal business to the public until further notice in response to Governor's Order.

The public closure affects City Hall, SeaTac Community Center, Senior Center, Valley Ridge Community/Teen Center and the Maintenance Facility.

On April 27, Governor Jay Inslee amended his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order which will partially re-open parks, trails and other recreation activities. To learn more about the Governor’s order click here.

The SeaTac Parks, Community Programs and Services (Parks) Department will be following the Governor’s guidelines and will be re-opening limited parks and trails.

Parks Status Update - Updated May 6, 2020

Park hours are from dawn until dusk unless specified differently below.

  • Angle Lake Park – Park gates will be open by 7:00 AM. Gates, parking lot, and fishing dock open. Restrooms, picnic shelters, and playgrounds will remain closed.
  • Des Moines Creek Park – Trail and trailhead open. Parking lot open.
  • Grandview Dog Park – Open. Parking lot open.
  • Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden and Community Gardens – Gardens are open by 7:00 AM. Enter through gate off of 24th Avenue S. Gate on S. 136th Street is closed.
  • McMicken Heights Park – Active recreation and the playground remain closed.
  • Neighborhood Park at SeaTac Community Center remains closed. This includes the skate park, basketball court, and playgrounds.
  • North SeaTac Park – Small parking lot open (off Des Moines Memorial Drive). Large parking closed. Restrooms, playgrounds, and basketball court closed.
  • Riverton Heights Park – Gate open by 7:00 AM. Parking lot open. Basketball court and playground remain closed.
  • Sunset Park – Park and parking lot open. Restroom closed.
  • Valley Ridge Park – Parking lot gate open by 7:00 AM. Parking lot and fields are open to small groups (not scheduled activities). Playgrounds, restrooms, and Valley Ridge Community Center remain closed. 

Do you have a business? See our Business Resources page.
For Community Resources, see our Community Resources page for further information


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Permit Center and Finance Counter

Update: May 6, 2020

NEW PERMIT CENTER HOURS

On April 29, Governor Inslee’s office issued clarifying information on allowable construction activity in Washington State. Any existing construction projects that were underway prior to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation may resume, providing health and safety standards are maintained. This includes both “essential” projects and any other activity that was underway when the proclamation went into effect on March 25, 2020.

In general, new projects will not be permitted. The Governor has declined to allow projects to begin that were not existing construction projects or previously authorized under the initial guidelines contained in the March 23 proclamation. However, a permit applicant can self-certify that work needs to progress in order to fulfill an obligation under a contract that was in effect prior to March 23. If so, the permit process may proceed and construction activities may begin. A self-certification form is available at the Permit Center.

All construction activities are expected to be conducted within the health and safety standards that have been created in consultation with State agencies and industry stakeholders. The responsibility for compliance with these protocols falls upon the permit holder; the City bears no responsibility to ensure the safety of the personnel on a construction site working under an issued permit.

Beginning Monday, April 27, the City of SeaTac will reopen its Permit Center to accommodate construction activities allowed per the Governor’s Order. Beginning Monday, May 11, the Permit Center will be open from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM.

As per Governor’s Order, safety precautions will be in place to protect customers and staff:

  • Only two parties allowed in the permit center at one time.
  • No customers will be allowed to loiter or wait in the City Hall lobby
Appointments need to be made in advance in order to apply for pick up an approved permit.

 

Please call 206.973.4750 or email permittechnicians@seatacwa.gov to arrange an appointment.

All inspection requests for permitted work must be received by 4:00 PM the day prior. Inspections will only be made consistent with the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, as amended.

City Events & Meetings

As of Monday, March 9, all Citizen Advisory Committee meetings are being cancelled until further notice which is following Public Health Seattle King County guidelines to avoid bringing large groups of people together when feasible

*City Council meetings will be held as scheduled. However, the City will continue to assess the situation and will notify you if this changes. 

Police Reports

In order to limit exposure to COVID-19 for our Deputies and the community, reports for eligible incidents will only be taken online or by phone. This only applies to incidents that are not emergencies, are not currently in progress, and had no evidence left behind. As always, for emergencies call 911.

Online reporting: reporttosheriff.org.

Effective immediately and until further notice, all original Concealed Pistol License appointments and fingerprinting services will be suspended due to concerns of the Coronavirus.

Police non-emergency line: 206.296.3311

SeaTac Municipal Court

Judge Robert Hamilton

IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19

SeaTac Municipal Court will begin holding virtual hearings until further notice beginning June 1, 2020. You will receive a notification in the mail with your virtual court date along with instructions on how to access your virtual court date. The court is still closed to the public at this time. If you have any questions or need to speak with someone in the court, please call 206-973-4610 as the phones are still OPERATIONAL. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

The probation officer will still be AVAILABLE during this time. However, the appointments will not be conducted in person. Instead the appointments will be completed via mediums such as FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype. Please contact the probation department at 206-771-2818 if you have any questions or need to speak with the probation counselor directly.

DVMRT and Thinking for a Change are canceled until June 22. If you are enrolled in the DVMRT class, you will NO LONGER allowed to continue to work on one assignment per week given the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your patience, understanding, and cooperation is greatly appreciated during this unparalleled time. Please check back prior to that date in order to see if these classes have to be postponed once again as this is a fluid situation.

There will be no jury trials scheduled for the months of May or June due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Court Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 4PM
Friday 8:30AM - 12PM
206.973.4610
Court Address:
SeaTac City Hall - 4800 S 188th St, SeaTac WA, 98188

Probation Hours:
Monday -Thursday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Probation can be reached by phone at 206.771.2818 on Fridays from 8:30AM - 4:30PM

When to seek medical evaluation

When to seek medical evaluation and advice:
  • If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
  • If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • In addition to the recommendations listed above, the public can help:
  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.

Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check and subscribe to Public Health's website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com).

Remember to take every day preventive action such as washing hands, and if you are sick stay home. During an outbreak with a new virus there is a lot of uncertainty. Our guidance and advice is subject to change as we learn more. We will continue to keep you updated.

SeaTac Emergency Proclamation

Today, the City Manager and Mayor issued an emergency proclamation. This emergency declaration is not a cause for alarm. The proclamation could allow the City to receive reimbursement of money spent during an emergency as per state and federal law. An emergency declaration allows the City access to additional resources that may be needed in the future for addressing the coronavirus but does not actually serve a singular purpose.  

Other Info & Resources

Documents from Public Health

Public health recommendations

Traveler Information