Effective immediately

Limited Front Counter services resume August 9, 2021.

What this means: Appointment required for fingerprinting services.

During this time, you can request police reports and collision reports at:

You can request a clearance letter by mail at:

  • SPD Public Request Unit, 610 5th Ave. PO Box 34986, Seattle WA 98124.
  • Please be sure to enclose a check payable to City of Seattle and the address where you would like the letters mailed.
  • NOTE: Clearance letters require this form and a copy of a government issued photo ID.

Concealed Pistol Permit process during Covid-19

CPL Form (Form Only)

Precinct facilities are closed:

What this means: this includes precinct lobbies and community rooms.

Please call 9-1-1 to report an emergency, or (206) 625-5011 to report a non-emergency.

Find out more about our police services in our Need Help? section.

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to stay safe and healthy by following guidelines from the King County Department of Public Health.


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".