About the Ordinance

The Metropolitan Improvement District is a state-enabled Parking and Business Improvement Area, per RCW 35.87A.

As such, it requires the Seattle City Council to establish it through the passage of an ordinance. The first ordinance establishing the MID was passed in 1999, lasted for 5 years, and covered the Denny Triangle, Retail Core, West Edge, Waterfront, and most of the Pioneer Square neighborhoods.

In 2004, the City Council passed another ordinance, this time for the period of 10 years. In 2012, the MID and DSA engaged the Belltown community and an additional three blocks in Pioneer Square to evaluate whether to expand the MID’s borders to cover these areas. In 2013, after obtaining the required number of signed petitions, the MID was expanded to include these neighborhoods for an additional period of 10 years.

Download the full ordinance.

Get Engaged

The MID Ratepayer Advisory Board is scheduled to meet from 8-9:15 a.m. on Aug. 3, Sept. 28, Nov. 30, Jan. 25, March 29, May 31 and June 27. If interested in attending, please select the dates and complete the registration form. Links will be sent out prior to the event. If you have questions, please email emilyb@downtownseattle.org.

MID Hours

Clean Team
Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Safety Team
Daily: 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Parks & Public Spaces Team
Daily: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outreach Team
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Our ambassadors are attending to cleaning, customer service, outreach and public space needs while distancing from each other and the public. We anticipate this being our approach for the foreseeable future pending guidance from local and state officials.

Request MID Service

Please fill out this form to make a request or call 206-441-3303 during hours of operation. After hours, you can leave a detailed message, and we'll follow up during our next shift.

Report Property Damage

We need your help in tracking vandalism and property damage downtown on property or public infrastructure. Please submit what you see using this intake form in addition to contacting SPD.