King County Road Services - Frequently-asked questions
Where can I find information on construction bids?
Who do I "call before I dig"?
Make one call to 1-800-424-5555 to locate underground utilities before you excavate. Gas, telephone, power, water, cable or other utilities are located and marked with spray paint.
Learn more about locating underground utilities.
What is the Mitigation Payment System?
The Mitigation Payment System requires developers to pay a fee for the anticipated increase in traffic resulting from the land development.
Learn more about the Mitigation Payment System
How do I get a permit to block off our cul-de-sac for a block party?
Please contact King County Real Estate Services at 206-296-7456.
How do I get a permit to close a road while I move my trailer?
Please contact King County Real Estate Services for a permit at 206-296-7456.
Who do I contact about a permit to put in a driveway?
What is the status of my plat permit?
Are any major improvements or widening scheduled for my street?
For information on potential construction projects scheduled for your street, please contact the Road Services Division's Capital Improvement Program
with the street name and nearby cross streets.
How do I get a problem fixed in the road right-of-way?
Several maintenance problems may occur within the road right-of-way such as pot holes, narrow shoulder width or erosion, deep ditches, brush growing out of control (herbicide spraying), road deterioration, graffiti removal, ice and snow, poor sight distance, and illegal dumping in the right-of-way.
For any unincorporated area 24 hours a day, seven days a week call 206-296-8100 or toll-free at 1-800-KC-ROADS or (1-800-527-6237). For Skykomish call 206-677-2219. For Vashon-Maury Island call 206-463-9744.
What roads are scheduled for improvement?
The Transportation Needs Report (TNR)
identifies roads needing improvement, community plans, public input, traffic safety and traffic forecasting. For general information call 206-296-6593. To find out about scheduled public meetings call 206-296-6510. To find out about roads under construction call 206-296-6575.
How can I get a road vacation?
A road vacation
occurs when road right-of-way is no longer needed for road purposes and the county releases its interest on the land. Call 206-296-6522 for more information.
I have a problem with the work zone near my house. Who should I contact?