Permits & Applications

Permits & Applications

Permits & Applications

Thank you for your interest in Pike Place Market. The Market is a vibrant, diverse and exciting place to live, work and experience. To view or obtain a specific application or form, please download the appropriate PDF version from the list below: 


Commercial Lease Application 
*For those interested in having a storefront or retail space

The Market is proud to be the home of more than 200 independently owned and operated food and retail businesses. Since its founding in 1907, many independent business owners have opened their first store within the Market and found great success within and beyond the Market.  


Crafts, Farm & Daystall Rules and Regulations 
*For those interested in selling by the day


Be a Busker at Pike Place Market


2017-18 Daystall Rules and Review 

Each year, the PDA conducts a public review process of the Daystall Rules and Regulations, which cover all daystall activities for farmers, craftspeople and performers in the Market. During this time, anyone in the Market community or any member of the public may submit rule change proposals and/or may offer comment on existing rule change proposals. Proposals are reviewed by staff and the PDA Council. Daystall rule change proposals must be submitted to the Daystall Department on the Daystall Rule Change Proposal Form by 5pm, Friday January 12, 2018.

Questions about this process? Contact David Dickinson at 206.774.5224. or


Guided Tour License Requirements and Application

Beginning June 2017, new rules will apply to all guided tours in Pike Place Market, on the street and in PDA buildings. All tour guides must display visible permit badges. Tour guides will have to be sponsored by a company that has a license to conduct tours issued by the PDA. These companies must provide commercial liability insurance, have tour routes described in detail, and list all businesses locations they will visit. Beginning this year, an access fee will be charged for each tour guest as a cost to each of the tour businesses. Group size will be limited to a maximum of 16 persons per guide. If you have any questions please contact John Turnbull, Director of Asset Management, at


Commercial Filming / Photography 

All commercial filming or photography must be authorized by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). To submit a request for commercial filming or photography, please complete a filming application. 

Film productions that align with Pike Place Market's mission and brand values receive priority. Our mission as stated in the Market's charter is to support farmers and food retailing as well as local, independent businesses. The PDA reserves the right to approve or deny permits. 

Fees include location, security, trademark license fees and others. Location fees begin at $500. Trademark fees begin at $1,500. Productions that are news related or editorial may receive deductions of fees based on promotional value. 

Please note that applications are required at least two weeks in advance of requested filming date, and longer for large projects. Due to crowded conditions of Pike Place Market, in most cases, filming is only permitted Tuesday-Thursday. Weekend filming is not permitted.

To submit a request, please review our Filming Guidelines and complete a Commercial Film & Photography Application. If you have any questions, please contact the Marketing Department at


Small Works Contractor Roster (SWCR)

The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) maintains and periodically updates a construction trades contractor list for a variety of construction, craft, and maintenance trades. This questionnaire compiles a contractor roster for soliciting bids for work from contractors qualified on the roster.


Residential - ALL available Residential Housing Applications can be downloaded on our Residential web page