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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, busking at Pike Place Market has been suspended. 

On July 16, 2020, Governor Jay Inlsee issued a statewide prohibition on all live performance intended to curb the increasing spread of COVID-19. All busking at Pike Place Market is currently suspended. We will post updated information as it develops. Questions may be directed to Daystall & Arts Program Manager David Dickinson at (206) 774-5224 or


Guided Tour License Requirements and Application

Pike Place Market hosts a variety of different walking tours where experienced guides give a peek inside the happenings of our busy neighborhood. The below rules apply to all guided tours in Pike Place Market, on the street and in PDA buildings. All tour guides must display current visible permit badges. Tour guides must 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. An access fee is charged for each tour guest as a cost to each of the tour businesses. Group size is limited to a maximum of 16 people per guide. Additional information can be found in the links below. If you have any questions please email


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 review our commercial filming/photography webpage and complete a filming application. Click Here. 

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

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