On-line permit purchase

Frequently Asked Questions about the on-line permit purchase process

When will 2014 permits be available for purchase?

Sale of 2014 motorized recreation access permits will be staged, with permits available to 2013 permit holders first.  Sale dates are below.  Those who have a 2013 permit are guaranteed a permit in 2014 if they purchase their permit during the permit presale dates.  

October 28 – November 6  Eatonville permit presale for existing permit holders

November 7 – 15  Kapowsin motorized permit presale for existing permit holders

November 18  Eatonville permit sales begin for general public

November 21  Kapowsin permit sales begin for general public

December 9  Snoqualmie motorized permit sales begin

December 16  White River motorized permit sales begin


How does the permit presale work?

A link will be emailed to the email address that was given in 2013.  It is very important that this email address be correct in order for you to receive the link for your 2014 permit.  You may purchase one permit only for yourself.  Do not forward the link to others as it is non-transferrable.  

You will receive a username and password for the web site during the purchase process.  Please save them as they will be required to log into the web site.


How do I purchase a permit on-line/ what information do I need?

Click on the forest area where you want to buy a permit on the left side of your screen. Go to the type of permit you want to purchase and add it to your shopping cart.  Follow the instructions and move through the screens.  All purchasers will be required to electronically sign a liability waiver and verify that they have read the rules & regulations for the permit being purchased.  

You have 15 minutes to complete your transaction, so make sure you have all the information close at hand.  You will need your driver's license number, your spouses' drivers license number if they will be on the permit, vehicle make, model, color, license plate number and your auto insurance company name and policy number.   You will be required to put in your email address.  If your children under 19 years old will be on your permit, you must also have their names and birth dates. 

You may request a second vehicle sticker when you purchase your permit.  To do this, you will need the vehicle make, model, color, license plate number and auto insurance information for the second vehicle. 

When you get to the permit purchase screen in PayPal, you may need to register for a PayPal account.  This is new this year and is a change made by PayPal.  We regret that there may no longer be an option to use your credit card without signing up for a PayPal account.

  When you purchase a permit, you will need to register for a PayPal account.  This is new this year and is a change made by PayPal.  There is no longer an option to use your credit card without signing up for a PayPal accou


What can I expect after I buy a permit on line?

After you purchase a permit, an email will be sent to you confirming your purchase with a link to your permit.  Depending on traffic on the web site, it may take some time for the link to show your permit number; initially the permit number may show as pending.  Once the permit number is assigned, please print out a copy of the permit to carry with you while on the property.

Motorized permit purchasers will receive their key and windshield sticker by US Priority Mail to their street address or PO box.  Camping permit purchasers will receive their placard also by mail.  We will do our best to get packets mailed quickly. 

Non-motorized permit purchasers need to print out a copy of their permit to carry with them and a second page to place on the dash of your vehicle if you are parking on or near the property.  Non-motorized permit holders do not receive a map or key.


Where will my motorized permit and key be sent?

Your key and permit will come by US Priority Mail to your street address or PO Box.


Can I buy a permit from the store or in person?

Permits are only available for sale on-line through this web site.


What if I don’t have a computer to buy a permit?

Public computers are available at many libraries.  We hope that the recreation guests who are less comfortable with on-line purchases will utilize a family member or friend to help them through the process.


What happens to the personal information that is given when I buy a permit?

Your personal information will be protected and not sold for any reason.  Your name, address and vehicle information will be shared with security and select law enforcement personnel. Credit card information is secured through PayPal. 

Your email address will be used to return your receipt and permit for printing and after that only when it is necessary to contact you about emergency closures such as for high fire danger, changes in the recreation access program or if there are specific issues on the particular property where your permit is purchased.  It is critical that we have your correct email.  With the new presale program to existing permit holders, we will email the link for you to purchase your permit.