Parking Tax

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City of SeaTac Parking Tax

The City of SeaTac levies a special local option transportation tax on the privilege of parking in commercial parking facilities within the City. The tax is imposed at a rate shown below per commercial parking transaction, including “short-term metered parking”, irrespective of the length of time that a vehicle is parking in connection with each transaction.

Parking taxes are collected by the operators of the commercial parking businesses. Operators must remit the taxes collected on or before the last day of the month following the month during which the taxes were collected.

The complete text can be found in Chapter 3.70 of the SeaTac Municipal Code.


Parking Tax Rate

The City’s Parking Tax rate is adjusted every year based on the June to June Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers, CPI-W. The current Parking Tax rate is shown below:


Tax Rate


$3.25 Per Transaction


$3.20 Per Transaction


$3.09 Per Transaction


Parking Operator Remittance Form

2020 Remittance Form


What does the Parking Tax pay for?

Parking taxes fund the City’s Street Fund which provides for the ongoing maintenance of the City’s street systems. Required maintenance includes pavement repair, street sweeping, pavement marking, and vegetation control. Parking taxes also contribute to the City’s Capital Improvement Fund to help pay for major expenditures related to the construction and/or improvement of streets and related infrastructure.


Questions? Contact the City of SeaTac Finance Department at 206.973.4880