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ADDRESSING NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES

The City of Seattle has a lot of great resources for Seattle residents, but there is so much information available that sometimes it can be overwhelming. This page brings together many of the frequent issues that neighborhoods have to deal with all in one spot. It is not comprehensive by any means, please still check the seattle.gov website if you have an issue that isn't addressed here, but this page will hopefully get you started in the right direction.

TRAFFIC CALMING and STREET REPAIRS

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (SDOT)

Traffic Circles - The Department of Transportation (SDOT) has great information on Traffic Circles. Learn how to apply for a new traffic circle, and how to maintain the one you have.

Potholes - Report a pothole online using the street maintenance request form.

PROPERTY CRIME

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

ALWAYS report burglaries, break-ins, car thefts and car prowls to the Seattle Police Department. Learn more about when and how to report crimes.

Crimes You Can Report Online - You can report the following crimes via our Community Online Reporting Program: property destruction, identity theft, car prowls, auto accessories, theft of property under $500.

NARCOTICS ACTIVITIES

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

DRUG ACTIVITY IN PROGRESS - CALL 9-1-1 - For drug activity that is in progress or needs an immediate police response, call 9-1-1. If a patrol car is available, an officer will respond. If you would like to speak with the officer, tell the 9-1-1 operator.

NARCOTICS ACTIVITY REPORTS (NARS)

  • REPORT ONLINE: File narcotics activity reports online via our Community Online Reporting Program.
  • Call Narcotics: Between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm you can call the Narcotics Section directly at
    (206) 684-5797. After hours you can call the non-emergency line at (206) 625-5011.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Learn what is considered suspicious behavior and when to report it.

LIGHTING ISSUES

SEATTLE CITY LIGHT

Seattle City Light has a map where you can track streetlights that are working or not: Streetlight Tracker

There is also a form where you can report broken streetlights. Streetlight Report Form

GRAFFITI or VANDALISM

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

To report an act of graffiti or vandalism in progress, please call 9-1-1. To report graffiti that has appeared on your property, please use the police non-emergency number (206) 625-5011 to make a report. Learn more about graffiti.

SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES
Public Property - Seattle Public Utilities has a comprehensive site about all the steps you can take. To report graffiti noticed on public property call the City of Seattle’s Hotline at (206) 684-7587 or use the online report form.

ABANDONED OR SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Abandoned Vehicles - If a car has been abandoned on a city street for over 72 hours, you can report abandoned vehicles using our online form, and Parking Enforcement will follow up. Report an Abandoned Vehicle

Suspicious Vehicles - If you see a strange car on the street that you suspect may be stolen, you can check plate numbers on the Seattle Police Department Get Your Car Back twitter feed. You do not need to have a twitter account to view this page.

NOISE ISSUES and COMPLAINTS

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Learn what constitutes a noise complaint and what you can do about it.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS (wild or domestic)

SEATTLE ANIMAL SHELTER

Animal Complaint Hotline: 386-PETS (7387)

A wealth of information on this subject is available at the Animal Control website.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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