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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information

King County Public Health is your primary source of information for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please visit their website for the latest information. 

COVID-19 (coronavirus) is an active situation that is changing daily. The City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management is proactively monitoring public health information for any potential implications for our community. 

City Council says Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Watch the Kirkland City Council share a message about the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

Status of City Operations

All City facilities are currently closed to the public in compliance with Governor Inslee’s March 23rd Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

Many City services are available online or by phone at 425-587-3000. Residents can also use the Our Kirkland portal to access services and ask questions.

City staff that are able to work remotely are doing so. City staff that are not working remotely are practicing social distancing and public health guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Staff are available by phone and email to assist customers and answer questions. Staff will be monitoring email and voice mail messages during regular businesses hours and will respond to voice mail or email messages as quickly as possible.

All City evening meetings, except for City Council Meetings, which are being held virtually, have been cancelled during the pandemic. This includes Boards, Commissions, and all Neighborhood Association meetings.

Emergency Response

The City of Kirkland Fire and Police departments continue to respond to emergency calls. In case of a life-threatening emergency, residents should call 911 right away. For non-emergencies call 425-577-5656.
First responders are following Public Health guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect the community and themselves.

Residents should not call 911 to report violations of Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Health order to keep lines clear for emergencies. Violations of the Governor’s order can be reported via this online formlinks to external site.

The City’s Office of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate the City’s COVID-19 response.

City Council

To comply with the Stay Home, Stay Health order, City Council meetings will be live-streamed on the City website, or can be watched on TV on Comcast Cable Channel 21 or Frontier Cable Channel 31. Council Chambers will not be open to the public during Council Meetings during the pandemic. The City Council encourages participation from members of the pubic, who can provide comment in advance of the meeting via email or phone. 

Development Services

There have been changes to inspection and development services during the pandemic. Visit the Development Services Page or call 425-587-3600 for more information.

If you have received a notice that your permit is expiring, we are offering a 45-day extension due to the Governor's "stay at home" order. To receive the extension, please call 425-587-3600 and ask to speak to a permit technician. 

Visit mybuildingpermit.comlinks to external site for building development permit applications, inspection scheduling, and permit status.

Finance & Administration Department

Community Services
Visit the Finance & Administration Community Services page for information on utility billing, passports, the cemetery, false alarms, claims for damages, and property taxes.

Utility Billing
During the current Emergency Proclamation all utility charges and taxes otherwise provided for in titles Five and Seven of the Kirkland Municipal Code have been temporarily deferred and suspended. Late fees, penalties, or interest payments that might otherwise have occurred during such deferral and suspension are also waived. Deferrals will be granted upon request.

Pay garbage, water, and sewer online or by phone at 425-587-3150.

Business Licenses
Apply online or by calling 425-587-3140.

See more information on the Finance & Administration Department website, or by calling 425-587-3100.

Fire Department

The Fire Department continues to respond to emergency calls. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, residents should call 911 right away.

Office of Emergency Management
The City’s Office of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center on February 29th, 2020 in response to COVID-19 in Kirkland, and continues at a full activation level.

Fire Prevention Bureau
There have been changes to the inspection process during the Emergency Proclamation. For more information visit the Fire Prevention Bureau website.

Visit the Fire Department website or call 425-587-3650 for more information.

Municipal Court

There have been changes to Kirkland Municipal Court services in response to Public Health guidance. Visit the Municipal Court website or call 425-587-3160 for more information.

Parks and Community Services

The City has implemented its "Play It Safe" plan for reopening parks facilities and summer programming that respond to community concerns, human service needs, and public health and safety requirements to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The "Play It Safe" plan addresses how park amenities and programming would reopen under Governor’s Inslee’s “Safe Start” approach, including special events, community pools, informal and organized athletics, and outdoor amenities such as trails and swim beaches.

Visit the Parks & Community Services website or call (425) 587-3330 for more information.

Police Department

The Police Department continues to respond to emergency calls. In case of a life-threatening emergency, residents should call 911 right away. For non-emergency situations, call 425-577-5656.

The Kirkland Police lobby is closed to the public during the pandemic.

Visit the Police Department Resources page or call 425-587-3400 for more information.

Pet Licensing

Pet licensing fees have been waived during the Emergency Proclamation. Visit the Animal Services website for more information.

Department Information

For other department services, visit their Department websites or call 425-587-3000.

Waste Management

For the latest information on Waste Management service updates in Kirkland, visit their website links to external siteor call 1-800-592-9995.