commonly requested resources
For civil related matters such as court orders, fines, divorce papers, passports, protection orders, small claims service, and tickets, contact the King County NE District Court, 206-205-9200.
Alarms (Commercial and Residential)
Effective April 15, 2016, the Redmond Police Department updated its commercial and residential burglary alarm protocol. Please see our alarm page for more information. Questions regarding burglary alarm response protocols may be directed to Communications at 425-556-2500 or email: email@example.com.
Alien Firearms Licenses
Alien Firearms Licenses are no longer issued at the Redmond Police Department. Applicants should contact the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Animal Control and Licenses
For all non-emergency domestic animal matters, contact King County Animal Control at 206-296-PETS. Refer to Wildlife section for additional information.
Background Checks/Criminal History
Contact Washington State Patrol’s WATCH program at 360-534-2000.
Bicyclists riding on the road have all rights and responsibilities of a motorized vehicle and are subject to the same citations as motorists. Bicyclists should always ride with the flow of traffic (RCW 46.61). Bicycles are permitted on sidewalks and have all rights and responsibilities of a pedestrian.
Any person operating or riding a bicycle, or cycle not powered by motor, on a public roadway, bicycle path, or any right-of-way or publicly owned facility under the jurisdiction of King County shall wear a protective helmet designed for bicycle safety (Code of the King County Board of Health, Title 9). Bicycle and ski/snowboard helmets of all sizes are on sale at the Redmond Police Department.
Contact the Department of Licensing at 360-902-3600.
Child Car Seats
The Redmond Police Department does not perform car seat safety inspections. For assistance, contact King County Public Health Traffic Safety.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Related Records Requests
Please provide copies of the CIS request to the Records Division. We retain a copy of this paperwork and send it with copies of your arrest record(s) directly to CIS. If you do not have your CIS paperwork available, you will need to complete a Request for Disclosure Form. We respond to your request for arrest records within 5 business days. View the current fees for this service.
RPD serves all addresses located within the city limits of Redmond. All parts of unincorporated Redmond is served by the King County Sheriff 206-296-3311.
The most effective way to get a clearance letter regarding your criminal history is through the Washington State Patrol’s WATCH program. The information provided by WATCH will include criminal history conviction information for the entire State of Washington. The Redmond Police Records team can produce a notarized “citizen letter” for local history only, for the past ten years, and only to former or current residents of the City of Redmond. Please be advised, addresses in Redmond but outside of the city limits are not in our jurisdiction – residents of unincorporated Redmond will need to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office to see if they provide this service and what their fee schedule is. The Records team accepts requests for citizen letters during front counter hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays. All requests must be made in person; proof of residency and valid photo ID are required. Please be advised, this process may take up to four business days. View the current records fees.
Collision Report Forms
Washington State Collision Report Forms are available at most police departments and on the Washington State Patrol website. If an officer did not take a report after a collision, you are required by law to complete this form if the damage to any involved vehicle exceeds $1000 or if anyone is injured. A copy of the completed form should be mailed to the WSP address on the form within 72 hours of the incident.
Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL)
The Redmond Police Department has implemented a new online CPL application process. As of August 20 2020, all CPL applications (original, renewal, late renewal, and replacement) must be made through the new system, which can be accessed by clicking HERE. Paper and in-person applications are not being accepted at this time.
Who is eligible for a CPL?
Applicants must be city of Redmond residents or out-of-state residents. Residents of other jurisdictions, including those who live in unincorporated Redmond, must apply at their local jurisdiction or for unincorporated Redmond residents, at the King County Sheriff’s Office. You may check to see if your address is within Redmond city limits HERE. Please verify that your address is within Redmond city limits prior to submitting your application or obtaining fingerprints from a third party vendor. The Redmond Police Department is not responsible for third party fingerprinting fees.
Any applicant convicted of a felony cannot have a permit unless their rights have been restored by the appropriate court. Other conditions that may prevent the ability to obtain a CPL are listed in RCW 9.41.070.
How to apply for, renew or replace a CPL:
Reminder: in-person applications are not being accepted at this time.
Original CPL: As part of the new process, when applying for an Original CPL you will be required to obtain a fingerprint card from a third party vendor of your choice. Although you are not required to use them, the Redmond Police Department has had success with fingerprints taken by Bellevue Fingerprinting Services. Bellevue Fingerprinting Services will submit your fingerprint card on your behalf. Should you choose to use a different vendor, you will need to bring your fingerprint card to the Redmond Police Department Records Unit during normal business hours. An appointment may be required.
CPL renewals: You may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL.
CPL late renewals: Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL.
CPLs more than 90 days expired are no longer valid; you must apply for an original. In the case of a lost or damaged CPL, the replacement fee is $10 and will hold the original expiration date. You may apply for a replacement regardless of where your CPL was originally issued.
What to bring:
Applicants must provide one of the following state issued photo identification:
- A current driver’s license
- A current Washington state identification card
- Equivalent out of state identification
When will I receive my permit?
In accordance with RCW 9.41.070, a CPL will be issued to an eligible person residing in this state within 30 days after the submission of an application. If the applicant does not have a valid Washington state driver’s license or Washington state identification card or has not been a resident of Washington for the previous consecutive ninety days, the CPL will be issued within 60 days after the submission of an application.
- Original CPL: $49.75
- Renewal CPL: $32
- Late Renewal CPL: $42
- Replacement CPL: $10
For credit card transactions, a nominal credit card transaction fee and an on-line convenience fee will be charged for each transaction. These charges are non-refundable and will be visible prior to transaction completion. Credit card transaction services are provided by a third party vendor and the Redmond Police Department only collects fees in accordance with the Washington State statute. In accordance with RCW 9.41.070 (5), RCW 9.41.070 (6) and RCW 9.41.070 (7), fees associated with applying for a CPL are non-refundable. In the event that you cancel your application, do not pick-up your license, or if you are found to be ineligible to lawfully possess a CPL/firearm, you will not receive a refund.
If you have questions, please contact the Records Unit by phone at 425-556-2600, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.
All CPL-related fees are subject to change.
Requests for cases under active prosecution must be made through the appropriate prosecutor’s office. If the case is being handled by the City of Redmond Prosecutor, Discovery Request forms can be obtained at the Redmond Police Department. By law, the Prosecutor’s Office has 21 days to respond to the request.
View the Department of Licensing website, or contact by phone at 360-902-3600.
As the use of hobby and commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) increases, many of you may have questions on appropriate and safe flying. The City of Redmond does not currently have an overarching ordinance that specifically addresses drones. However, please note that per RMC 9.32.215, flying any motorized model aircraft in city parks, including drones, is prohibited.
We encourage everyone to review the new FAA guidance for both commercial and hobby drones at this website. There you will find requirements for flying, safety guidelines that should be followed and frequently asked questions.
We also advise the public that if the noise of a drone or perception of invasion of privacy is an issue, please report your concerns to 911 at the time it is happening.
See our current user fee schedule.
The Redmond Police Department does not provide fingerprint services. You may contact private companies in the area that provide this service. The King County Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprinting for citizens in unincorporated King County and in their contract cities only. Please see their website for more information.
Firearms Dealer License
City of Redmond residents may apply Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Applicants must provide a copy of a valid Federal Firearms Dealer License, Washington State Business License, Redmond Business License, and photo ID. A check for $125 payable to the State of Washington must accompany applications.
It is unlawful to sell, possess, use, or explode any dangerous fireworks within the city of Redmond. This prohibition shall not apply to duly-authorized public displays (Redmond Municipal Code 9.26.020).
RPD does not have a jail, but has a booking facility where a person can be held up to six hours. RPD uses jails operated by King County. To speak with a prisoner, contact the jail in which he/she is located. Inmate names are often available on jail websites.
Lost & Found Property
The Property and Evidence Division frequently receives property found by citizens, most commonly bicycles, key rings, backpacks, wallets, and purses. An appointment is required to pick up property. The Property and Evidence Division can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact 425-556-2532. RPDEvidence@Redmond.gov
King County District Court, East Division-Redmond
For all civil related matters such as fines, tickets, obtain court orders, divorce papers, protection orders, apply for a passport, or for small claims matters, contact the King County District Court, East Division at 206-205-9200. The Redmond Police Department is not connected with NEDC. Northeast District Court is a King County Court (as opposed to a city court), is located at 8601 160th Avenue NE next to the library and has its own parking lot off 160th Ave NE.
Arrangements for a King County Public Defender are made at Northeast District Court, 206-205-9200. Public Defender payments should be made at the Finance Department in City Hall (15670 NE 85th Street).
Requests for police case reports must be submitted to the Redmond Police Department. The Records Division will respond within 5 business days (RCW 42.17.320). This response may be the requested case copy or a letter stating that more time is required to process the request. All requests are subject to Public Disclosure Law. Please see our Police Records Request page for further information. See our current fee schedule for case report costs.
School Bus Laws
We receive several questions about vehicle driver’s laws with regards to passing a school bus. The law is commonly misunderstood. Check the linked infographic (PDF) to better understand what to do when a school bus has flashing lights on and a stop paddle or bar out.
The Redmond area is home to a wide range of birds and animals. It is not unusual for local residents to see deer, coyotes, raccoons, possum, etc. If someone is in danger, call 911 immediately. To report a threatening or dangerous animal, call the Enforcement Office in Olympia, 360-902-2926.