Where is the Kirkland Municipal Court located?
The Kirkland Municipal Court is a city court and is located at 11515 NE 118th Street. The court may be reached at (425) 587-3160. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 A..M. to noon; 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. The court is closed on holidays.
Where do I go to pay (or contest) tickets, fines , or petition for an order?
You may pay or contest tickets or fines at Kirkland Municipal Court 11515 NE 118th Street, Kirkland. To petition for an order, contact Northeast District Court in Redmond, located at 8601 160th Avenue NE. Their phone number is (206) 296-3667.
I have a Kirkland address, so why am I serviced by the King County Sheriff?
Not all Kirkland addresses are served by the Kirkland Police. Residents of unincorporated King County who wish to obtain pistol licenses, get fingerprints, etc. should contact their nearest King County Sheriff’s Office precinct.
How do I obtain a Concealed Pistol License ?
City of Kirkland residents may apply for a CPL during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For all original applications, the applicant will need to return for fingerprinting between the hours of 9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only, at the front counter of the department (Records unit). Or, if the applicant prefers, they may apply for the original CPL at the same time they come in for fingerprinting making it a one-step process. The application process takes just a few minutes and requires current picture ID. If your WDL does not have a current Kirkland address on it, you must physically go to a DOL office and give them your current address before coming in to apply for your license (do not call or go on-line). This address must be a street address, not a post office box or mail stop. Original CPLs cost $52.50 and are valid for 5 years once issued. If you need to renew your CPL, you may do so during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The fee is $32.00. You may renew your CPL up to 90 days prior to the expiration date to avoid a late fee. If you renew your CPL within 90 days after the expiration date, the fee is $42.00. CPLs that are more than 90 days expired are no longer valid; you must reapply. Replacement CPLs for lost or stolen CPLs cost $10.00. Acceptable forms of payment are cash or check. No debit or credit cards. If paying in cash, please bring exact change.
Does the Police Department have a “lost and found ” section?
Yes. The Property and Evidence Division frequently receives property that has been found by citizens. Most commonly, articles such as bicycles, key rings, backpacks, wallets and purses are turned in as found property, but it could be anything - like a laser printer. The Property and Evidence Division is open Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The phone number is (425)587-3462.
Where do I go to have fingerprints taken?
The Kirkland Police Department provides fingerprinting services for City of Kirkland residents, and for employees of businesses located in the city limits, when fingerprinting is required for employment. You will be required to present current picture ID, such as a driver's license. If you are a City of Kirkland resident, please bring proof of residency if your license does not have a current Kirkland address. There is a fee of $5 per card. You must bring exact change. Please note that we are not authorized to fingerprint for immigration purposes. Fingerprinting is available in the Police Department lobby, in the southeast corner of City Hall, located at 123 5th Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ONLY
9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. or
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Please Note: Unattended children and anyone under the age of 16 are not permitted in the fingerprinting services room.
Does the Police Department fingerprint children ?
Because we do not have the equipment necessary to fingerprint small children, we are unable to provide this service. Services are provided, however, by Family and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crimes, phone 206-362-1081.
How do I get a police clearance letter?
You may obtain a clearance letter at the Records Division of the police department. The hours are Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. We will ask for picture ID, and conduct a records check for criminal history within the City of Kirkland only. There is no fee for this service. If you need a statewide records check, please contact the Washington State Patrol at 425-649-4370.
How do I obtain a copy of my arrest record for INS purposes?
Please provide copies of the INS request for these records to the Records Division. We will retain a copy of this paperwork and send it with copies of your arrest record(s) directly to the INS. If you do not have your INS paperwork available, you will be asked to complete a Request for Disclosure Form. We will respond to your request for arrest records within 5 business days.
How do I obtain an Alien Firearms License ?
Non-US residents may apply for a Concealed Pistol License by first contacting the Department of Licensing (DOL) by phone at 360-753-2803 or by mail at Department of Licensing, Attn: Firearms Desk, PO Box 9649, Olympia WA 98507-9649. The DOL will send you an application packet along with instructions on how to proceed. City of Kirkland residents may bring the completed application to our department during our Concealed Pistol License/Fingerprinting hours (above). Applicants must submit a completed application (obtained from the DOL), a Washington state driver's license or ID card, and a resident alien card, I-94 (Immigration form), or visa. A non-refundable $74.25 fee is due at the time of the application. The application process takes approximately 30 minutes. The completed application will be forwarded to DOL who will send the Alien Firearm License directly to the applicant. Should the individual be interested in then applying for a Concealed Pistol License, the Alien Firearm License must be presented to our Department to submit an application.
BEGINNING JULY 26th, 2009:
Non-US residents may apply for a Concealed Pistol License by first contacting the King County Sheriffs’ Office for the application and issuance of a ALIEN FIREARMS LICENSE. The fee for this license is $50.00. For questions or further information, please contact the King County Sheriffs’ Office at 206-296-3311. Should the individual be interested in then applying for a Concealed Pistol License, the Alien Firearm License must be presented to our Department to submit an application.
How do I obtain a Firearms Dealers License ?
City of Kirkland residents may apply for these licenses during our Concealed Pistol License/Fingerprinting hours (see above). Applicants must be 21 years of age and must provide a copy of a current valid Federal Firearms Dealers License, State of Washington Business License, City of Kirkland Business License, and valid photo ID. A check for $125.00 payable to Washington State Treasurer must accompany the application. Dealer licenses are valid for one year from date of issue and normally take two weeks to process. First-time applicants will be fingerprinted.
Does the Police Department operate a jail ?
Yes, there is a four-cell jail inside the police station, with room for eight or more prisoners. Due to policy and facility limitations, however, no juveniles (under 18) or adult females are jailed there.
I’ve locked myself out of my car. Can the Police sent someone to help me get into it?
As a general rule, we do not respond to persons having locked themselves out of their vehicles. Officers are not allowed to use “slim jims” or “flat bars”. The best persons to call in such cases are a friend with a key, a tow truck (they often carry “slim jims”), a locksmith or an emergency auto service provider. We will only respond to a locked vehicle in those cases where a small child is locked in the vehicle or where some other threat to a person exists.
Where can I get a copy of a Kirkland Police report ?
The Kirkland Police Department provides copies of police reports and traffic accident reports for incidents that occurred within the City of Kirkland and that the Department has investigated. A Request for Case/Accident Report form is required to be filled out and submitted for review. It takes approximately 5 business days to process your request. Washington State law (RCW 42.56.520) and Kirkland Police Department policy regulates who may receive copies of cases. In some instances, your copy may be edited to withhold certain information pending disposition of the case, or for other reasons. There is no charge for copies of police reports or traffic accident reports. For more information, contact the Kirkland Police Department Records Division at (425)587-3481. (See also Request for Public Disclosure.)
If you have been issued a criminal citation, you must request a copy of your police report through Discovery. Contact the Kirkland Prosecutor’s Office at 425-284-2362 for further information.
I have property that is being held by the Kirkland Police Department. How do I get it back?
Property is held in evidence for three specific reasons:
1. Evidence in a criminal case
3. Found property
Property is released only to the legal owner and by appointment only. If property is being held as evidence in a criminal case, approval from the City Attorney or Prosecuting Attorney must be given before releasing the property back to the owner. To make an appointment to pick up property or evidence, call the Property Evidence Officer at (425)587-3462.
How do I get Real time traffic and weather information in the State of Washington?
Real time traffic and weather information is now available by simply dialing 5-1-1 in Washington State from some phones. Puget Sound traffic conditions, statewide construction and incident information and mountain pass conditions are updated every few minutes. 5-1-1 also connects callers directly to the state's ferry system and provides 800 numbers for passenger rail and airlines. For now WSDOT's 1-800 traffic and mountain pass number will remain operational, once all all major land line companies have activated the new 511 voice recognition system then this number will be discontinued.
Related Link: 511 Informational document (PDF 358 Kb)