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Airport Employee Parking Update

Effective February 1st, 2024, we are pleased to announce that the waitlist for parking at NEPL will have openings available. 

Effective February 1st, 2024, the Employee Parking rates will change to $87/month.
Rider pass (R-Pass) rate will change to $22/month.

Self-Paid Parkers: If you have the reoccurring billing setup and will not need parking for the following month, you must cancel your account by the 17th of the month to stop the recurring payment for the next month.

Office Hours and Location

Employee Parking Office is located in the Employee Service Center, found in the Airport Terminal on the Mezzanine level at the old credential center location.

The Port of Seattle provides many parking options for employees of airlines and tenants working at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Check with your employer regarding your parking benefits and whether or not your employer will pay for your parking, or if you must pay for it on your own. Electrical charging stalls are 120 voltage for those with an electric vehicle. Learn more about Employee Parking Terms and Conditions.

SEA Parking Portal

The long-awaited new parking system is now live for Employee Parking! On June 6th, Employee Parking launched our new SEA Parking Portal. The new SEA Parking Portal is delivering the ability to handle your own information. This means no more update forms or waiting for the Employee Parking office staff to be available to call in for any changes. You’ll be able to update on your own time, as it fits your schedule. So those of you burning the midnight oil won’t have to lose sleep waiting for the EP office to pick up the phone so you can change your vehicle information or update your email to make sure you can receive notifications.

Employee Parking is now proud to say for all those who have asked: Yes, this new system does have an automated monthly billing option! After logging in, self-paid parkers will be able to select their parking permit and enter their credit/debit information to set up their parking subscription. About time, right?

No worries for self-paid parkers who prefer to pay with cash or check.  Our window and payment boxes are still available. It would get lonely without our regulars after all. 

For parkers, new and old, self-paid and company paid alike, there is a step-by-step guide available to walk you through the new program, just follow the link to the tutorial page.

Waitlist Implementation Info

SEA Employee Parking provides parking to SEA based airport employees on a 24/7 basis. The program is open to all SEA tenants. With 4,100 stalls, this lot will support about 12,000 active parkers. 

On July 1, 2020, a parking capacity restriction was implemented for the North Employee Parking Lot (NEPL) to ensure the best safety practices for the facility, busing operations and address parker concerns related to stall availability during peak demand periods.

NEPL has remained below the CAP for several years but has now reached the capacity limit and will implement a waitlist process for all new applicants.
Starting on May 10, 2023, all new applicants that sign up for Employee Parking will be added to a waitlist and processed as space becomes available. 

Waitlist Process

  • The employee parking office will continue to accept parking applications
  • You must register in Flex Port and apply for parking  
  • After applying, you will automatically be added to the waitlist 
  • Applications will be dated & time stamped by the system in the order received 
  • As space becomes available, you will be notified by phone and sent a confirmation email
  • You will be given 15-days from the date notified to pick up your parking card
  • Applications will be cancelled if you do not respond within 15-days, and you must reapply for parking

Waitlist FAQ

Is Employee Parking still accepting parking applications?  
Yes, the employee parking office will continue to accept parking applications through SEA Parking Portal

How do I apply for NEPL parking and get added to the waitlist? 
Follow the application process for NEPL parking and sign up for parking using the SEA Parking Portal
Complete the application process and you’ll be automatically added to the waitlist, or you’ll need to select the waitlist link in SEA Parking Portal if applicable.

When/how will I be notified when my card is ready? 
You will receive a courtesy call and email when your parking card is ready, you will have 15 days to pick up the permit. 

If I can’t pick up my card by the given date, what will happen?  
You will be added back to the waitlist if you don’t pick up your card within the allotted 15 days.

What if I do not respond within 15 days? 
Your application will be cancelled, and you will be required to reapply for parking.

Will I be updated when I move up on the list?  
You will be notified when parking space is available.  
You can reach out the Employee Parking office for a status update anytime.

How long will I be on the list? 
You will remain on the list until space is available at the NEPL, and you are notified.

Can I see where I fall on the wait list from my profile? 
Flex Port profile view does not offer this feature. Please reach out to the Employee Parking office to find out where you are on the waitlist.

How do you know what order the applications are submitted in? 
Once an employee has applied for parking in Flex portal, the system will automatically date/time stamp the applications and automatically add it to the waitlist in the order received.

How long will the wait list be implemented?   
The waitlist is a process to help maintain minimum service standards. We will pause the waitlist once we are below the capacity restriction of 12,000. 

If I have an old permit/parking card, can you activate that card? 
You will still need to apply for a new parking permit through the Flex portal system. 

I am not a new employee, I am a returning employee, do I still have to be put on the waitlist? 
Yes, you will still be required to submit a new application and parking permit request. If you do not have a current active account with employee parking.

I have a NEPL card that has access to the main Garage will I need to reapply for the NEPL? 
Good news! You already have access and you will not need to join the waitlist.

Is the waitlist only for domiciled employees? 
Yes. Non-domiciled employees are ineligible to park at NEPL.

My request was denied, and I was asked to resubmit an application. Will I lose my spot on the waiting list? 
Yes, if your application is not correctly filled out or denied by your employer, you will be asked to resubmit a new application with the correct information. 

Will parking be allocated by company preference? 
Parking is not assigned/allocated by company preference.  Parking will be issued in the order applications are received.

Can I request a copy of the waitlist for my employee group?
The company billing contacts & management team can obtain a copy of the waitlist for their respective company. 

Where should I park in the meantime?  
There are many alternative offsite parking solutions around the airport that you can take advantage of. You may also want to reach out to your employer for suggestions on your parking needs. 

                                                                        Offsite Parking Lots
Name Address Phone Number
Aeroparking 2612 S 208th St. 206-429-2596
AJAX Parking Lot 1 3211 S. 154th 206-243-8011
AJAX Parking R Us 1022 S 144th St. 206-244-8900
Airport Park N' FlyPark & Fly 17320 Intl. Blvd 206-433-6767
Doug Fox 2626 S. 170th St. 206-248-2956
Extra Car 16300 Intl. Blvd. 206-248-3452
Jiffy Parking (Thrifty) 18836 Intl. Blvd. 206-242-7275
Master Park Garage 16826 Intl. Blvd. 206-244-2400
Master Park Lot A 18220 Intl. Blvd. 206-242-1111
Master Park Lot B 2907 S 170th St. 206-444-0500
Master Park Lot C 16025 Intl. Blvd. 206-444-9200
Red Roof 16838 Intl. Blvd 206-248-0901
Sandstone 19255 Intl. Blvd. 206-824-1350
Sea-Tac Crest 18845 Intl. Blvd. 206-433-0999
Sea-Tac Inn 17108 Intl. Blvd. 206-244-1230
Sea-Tac Park 2701 S 200th St. 206-824-2544
Shuttle Park 2 3610 S. 158th 206-242-5432
Sky Way Inn 20045 Intl. Blvd. 206-878-3310
Wally Park 17808 Intl. Blvd. 206-244-4008
Wally Park Garage 18613 Intl. Blvd. 206-455-9611
SeaTac Doubletree 18740 Int Blvd. 206-246-8600
SeaTac Marriott 3201 S. 176th St. 206-241-2000
SeaTac Hilton 17620 Int Blvd. 206-244-4800
Crowne Plaza SeaTac 17338 Int. Blvd. 206-248-1000
Hampton Inn SeaTac 18850 28th Ave. S 206-244-5044


General Info FAQ

Q: I got an email about the new parking system. My company pays for my card right now, will I have to pay with the new system?
No. If you company pays for your parking, they will continue to do so until they notify us otherwise.

Q: What do I need to do to get ready for the new parking system?
Please make sure your email is up to date as this will be your log in ID for the new Parking Portal. You can update your email by contacting us at

Q: How does the four (4) day grace period in the garage get counted?
Flight crew has 96 hours once their parking card scans to let them into the garage, and any amount of time over that will start accruing charges. Charges will follow the garage parking rates (i.e. A 96 hours and 15 min will be a $6.00 charge).

Q: If the lot is capped, are we still allowed to submit parking pass applications?
Yes. We will notify you if you do not qualify, otherwise please wait for the approval email before coming down to the employee parking office.

Q: My co-workers have access to the garage, but I don't. Why? 
We only permitted access to the garage for card holders who had active accounts as of March 15th, 2020. If you were issued a parking pass at any time after that, you have been allocated to only North Employee Parking Lot access. 

If you had garage parking previously when employees were first granted access, but had your access removed at any point, you will not regain garage parking. 

Q: I recently came back from a trip and was presented a balance upon scanning my pass to exit; I thought our garage access was free!
You are only permitted parking in the garage for a maximum stay of FOUR days per trip. You are charged the posted parking rates for any day in excess.

Q: I need to take emergency personal time, can I still park at the NEPL and/or Garage?
No. Your parking card is for business purposes only per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to upon signing up and picking up your parking card. Misuse may result in confiscation and cancellation of your account.

Q: Can I sign up for Employee Parking as a member of flight crew?
Pilots and flight attendants must be domiciled in Seattle in order to be eligible for Employee Parking at SEA Airport.

As of July 1st, 2020, we have capped the Employee Parking Lot. The Employee Parking Lot supports 12,000 active parkers. As such, we will no longer be accepting applications from employees or their employers who are not domiciled in Seattle.   

Q: I sent in my application, why haven’t I received a reply?
Parking applications can take up to three to five days to process. Please be aware that there are several steps involved, including contacting your company to verify employment and billing.

Please refrain from excessive calling to check on your parking status as this does slow the process. If you would like to check, please email the Employee Parking office as there may have been the possibility that there was a typo in your submitted application and our email was unable to reach you.

Q: I’m in training/transferring, can I submit my application ahead of time?
Yes, but please be aware that we will only hold your card in office for up to 30 days before your parking card is cancelled, requiring you to submit a new application. Your name will also be removed from the waitlist.

Q: What do I do if I lost my parking card?
Please come down to the Employee Parking office with your badge and payment method for the $15 lost card fee.

Q: What are the hours of operation for the NEPL buses?
The busses are picking up from the Employee Parking Lot every 10 minutes.

Q: Does the NEPL have electric vehicle charging stalls? And where would I be able to locate them within the lot?
Yes. The NEPL has 13 stalls with 120 volt plug ins currently dedicated to electric vehicles. To locate the EV stalls, drive straight after entering the lot and just past Shelter 2 take the first left. 

Q: Do I need to update my information and how?
Please keep your information up to date as we may need to contact you or refer to your account, especially if you are transferring companies or if you take leave. You can find an update form on the Employee Parking page of the website, or you can email the Employee Parking office.

Q: Can I register more than one vehicle on my account?
Yes. While only one vehicle is allowed to be in the lot at any given moment, you can register more vehicles should you drive different ones.

Q: I’m a Self-Paid parker, I’ve been on leave and haven’t paid for my account while I’ve been away, do I still have access to parking?
Your parking card deactivates at the end of the month should a payment not be made for the following month. If a payment is not made before 90 days, then your account will automatically cancel, and you will need to re-apply.

Q: I’ve heard there is parking for McGee employees at the 13 coins lot, how do I sign up?
The Employee Parking office does not handle these requests, please speak to your employer for further information. 

Q: I no longer work at the airport, what do I do with my parking card?
Please return your parking card to your employer. Otherwise, please either mail your parking card back to the Employee Parking office using the address below or turn it in to one of the Drop Boxes by the North/South Tunnel stops, by the Credential Center on Mezzanine, or in the Customer Service booth upon exiting the garage.

Employee Parking Office
PO BOX 38727
Seattle, WA 98168

Q: I’m flying out on a work trip; will I be able to park at the NEPL still?
The NEPL is for business parking only. So long as you are not using the lot for personal purposes, your work trips are allowed. 

Q: My work trip is going to go for X number of days, do I need to notify Employee Parking?
Per the Terms and Conditions Parking permits allow for employees to park up to 10 consecutive days. Employees who expect to exceed the specified restriction must notify the Employee Parking Office in writing prior to the expiration of 10 days. The letter must include contact information, vehicle description, and reason behind the extension. Letter does not guarantee an extension will be granted and the employee acknowledges that any vehicle parking in an unauthorized area or manner is subject to towing at the owner’s expense. 

Extended parking is NOT for vacation parking and violators can have their parking privileges blocked and potentially cancelled.

Q: I live in Washington and commute to work. How many days can I leave my car in the lot?
Please reference the question above for work stay limit.

Q: I’m based in Seattle, but I live in X, can I leave my vehicle in the lot?
No. Per the Terms and Conditions signed when signing up for the parking card, employees are not allowed to store or abandon their vehicles within the NEPL.

Q: Someone broke into/ vandalized/ ran into my vehicle, what do I do?
Please call Port Police to report any incidents for follow up.

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