If you live in one of the new Restrict Parking Zones in Wallingford, your grace period of parking without a permit is over. I spied a parking enforcement officer getting ready to write up my neighbor’s truck on Friday, and when I went out to try to call her off (“wait, I’ll grab them and have them move it”), she said not to worry, it was just a warning, but that they would begin ticketing “for real” on Monday.
That makes her sound real nice about it, which she wasn’t. She seemed pretty grumpy at me for not respecting the fact that the signs have been up for two whole weeks (hey man, I’ve got my sticker, I was just trying to help a neighbor!)
I only mention this to explain 1) why I didn’t call her a “meter maid” (“parking enforcement officer” was definitely the vibe) and 2) as a caveat that she may have been exaggerating about when they’ll start. Several people on Facebook have complained that they would have liked to have seen some tickets on their blocks, but haven’t, despite signs having been up for months. YMMV.
If you haven’t requested your permit yet, got yourself on over to the Seattle Services Portal and click “Permits – Parking & Truck”.
(Photo of HandsomeJimFromMaryland, NOT actual parking enforcement officer.)