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Accident 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.

Alarms (Commercial & 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 the Police department.

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 & Licenses

For all non-emergency domestic animal matters, contact King County Animal Control at 206-296-PETS. Refer to Wildlife section for additional information.

Annual Report

2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2019-2020 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report 

Background Checks/Criminal History

Contact Washington State Patrol’s WATCH program at 360-534-2000.

Bicycle Laws

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.

Bicycle Helmets

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 helmets of all sizes are on sale at the Redmond Police Department.

Car/Vehicle Tabs

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 & 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.

City Limits/Jurisdiction

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.

Citizen Letters

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 a.m. to 5 p.m, 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 fees (PDF) for this service.

Civil Relations

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.

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

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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.

Crime Map

Interested in what crime is being reported in your neighborhood?  Check out our crime map, which can be filtered by types of crimes and dates.

Dashboard Statistics & Crime Map

We are often asked about increases or decreases in crime. While no single measure or statistic can capture or define crime trends, we use the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) as the best place to start when comparing crime across similarly sized cities. NIBRS is the law enforcement industry standard and is required by the state of Washington for defining, coding, and consolidating crime data. Learn more at

Discovery Requests

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.

Drivers License

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 9.32215, 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 online. There you will find requirements for flying, safety guidelines that should be followed and frequently asked questions.

We also advise the public, if at any time, 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.