Land Tenure Provisions for Farmers

Jurisdiction Name: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 634,535
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2009
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: farmers market, fee, fee schedule, fruit, ordinance, permit, permit fees, produce, vegetables
Adopting Government Department(s):

Seattle City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Seattle Office of Economic Development, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Support Entity(s):

not applicable

Funding Amount: variable amount dependent on fee structure
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, fee reduction
Policy Outcome(s):

streamlined the permit process for farmers markets; the Office of Economic Development will serve as a one-stop permit process; SDOT has reduced the permit fees by only requiring one permit per year and not requiring site inspection

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1