Seattle ‘Trick or Streets’ permits back for Halloween

Oct 17, 2022, 5:18 PM | Updated: 5:54 pm
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A Stay Healthy Street in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of SDOT/Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of SDOT/Flickr)

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is bringing back its Trick or Streets program for a third year to celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos.

This program allows neighborhoods an opportunity to close down streets to cars and open them up to the community.

“We are accepting applications now. People can get permits to close their streets for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos,” said Casey Rogers, the public space planner for SDOT.

A free application can be submitted here.

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While requesting applications to close neighborhood streets is available year-round for communities, SDOT wants to make the process as easy as possible for Halloween. Trick or Streets lasts until 10:00 p.m., according to Rogers.

Block parties and ofrendas are encouraged by SDOT, as the organization has cited that turnout has been exceptional this year. While the deadline was Oct. 15 for guaranteed street closures, Rogers stated they are still accepting applications for permits.

How to apply for Trick or Street:

  1. You need a permit
  2. Go to SDOT Blog
  3. Remember it’s free
  4. Follow the street closure sign (instructions on website)

And if a block party or closing off the street to your neighborhood doesn’t excite you, stay in, pass out candy, and watch scary movies.

Here are Micki’s top ten favorite scary movies:

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. Halloween 2
  3. The Exorcist
  4. The Conjuring
  5. Psycho (1960 or 1998)
  6. The Ring
  7. Insidious
  8. IT (2017)
  9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  10. Dahmer

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