Government

Police Department Services

911 & Dispatch

This service is provided to the Tukwila Police Department by Valley Communications Center.

Non-emergency line: (206) 241-2121

Accident Reports

Obtaining a Copy of an Accident Report

To request a stand-alone Traffic Collision Report for an accident you were involved in, click here

 

Need Help Locating Your Traffic Collision Report?

If you were in an accident and need help locating your report, please visit www.wsp.wa.gov, under Hot Topics select WRECR-Collision Record Request.

If you have difficulties with your request and need to contact the Washington State Patrol, they can be reached via phone, email or on the web where there is an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) box and help box at the top of the home page to assist you in making your request.

Phone: (360) 570-2355

Email:   collisionrecords@wsp.wa.gov

 

Clearance Letters

EFFECTIVE 06/01/2018

The Tukwila Police Department will no longer process requests for Clearance Letters.

If you require a police clearance or background check, please go to the Washington State Patrol website at: www.wsp.wa.gov.  Under “I want to…” select Request Your Criminal History Record”  and follow the prompts to pay for and obtain a Washington State Criminal History record.

If you are seeking police reports specific to arrests or contact with Tukwila Police Department, you may submit a Public Disclosure Request online.

 

Concealed Pistol License

This page provides information about Concealed Pistol Licenses, with regards to:

  • Applying for an Original Concealed Pistol License
  • Concealed Pistol Licenses for Out-of-State residents
  • Renewing a Concealed Pistol License
  • Replacing a Concealed Pistol License

If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply at our public counter during business hours of (8:30am-4:00pm, except Thursday: 10:30am-4:00pm). You must apply in person. We will accept the last walk-up customers at 3:30pm.

The application process for an Original Concealed Pistol License typically takes about 30-60 minutes to complete, including fingerprinting. However, because we do not take appointments and process on a first come, first served basis, please be advised that the process may take longer. When you apply, the following are required:

  • You must be 21 years of age, or older.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent resident alien.
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must provide your original Immigration issued Permanent Resident Card at time of application
  • You must live in the City of Tukwila.
  • You must have a current Driver’s License or State ID issued by Washington State or any other state.  Passports or Military ID’s are not accepted in lieu of a state issued ID.
  • If you have a Driver’s License or State ID issued by a state other than Washington, you may have a 60 day wait for an original application.
  • The fee for an original Concealed Pistol License as of October 1, 2016 is $48.00.
  • The waiting period to receive the Concealed Pistol License is 30 to 60 days, and will be mailed.

Fees

  • Original License – $48
  • Renewal License – $32
  • Late Renewal License – $42
  • Replacement License – $10
  • Alien Firearm License – $82

Payment by cash, credit/debit card, or personal check is accepted.

 

Renewing a CPL

You may apply to renew a license up to 90 days prior to its expiration date. If your license is between one and 90 days past expiration, you may submit a Late Renewal Application. Any license which is expired by more than 90 days cannot be renewed; an application for an Original License would be required. Military personnel who were unable to renew on time as a result of out-of-state deployment/assignment may qualify for an exemption to the 90-day renewal time limit. Applicants must apply within 90 days of returning to Washington state and provide proof of deployment/assignment dates.

 

Receiving Your CPL

If your application is approved, Tukwila Police Department will mail your CPL to you.

If your application is denied, you will receive a letter informing you of the reason(s) for denial along with information on how to appeal the denial. If you have lost your firearm rights, you may petition the court of record where you reside or where the conviction occurred for the restoration of your rights. Out-of-state convictions are more complex when it comes to restoration of your rights; you may wish to consult an attorney for advice or assistance. Tukwila Police Department personnel cannot offer legal advice.

Evidence and Safekeeping

Retrieving property held at the Evidence Unit is by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Fill out an evidence release form and email it to the evidence unit at pdevidence@tukwilawa.gov

  • You can reclaim lost/found or items used in an investigation from the Evidence Unit.
  • If your item(s) were part of an investigation, they must first be cleared for release by the investigating officer or detective.
  • You have 60 days to pick up your items once they are cleared for released or they will be forfeited.

Hours:
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (By Appointment Only)
Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (By Appointment Only)
Closed Saturday and Sunday and City holidays.

Retrieve property used in an investigation:

Call us ahead of time

1. Before you call:

  • You will need your case number.  This number will always begin with the year the incident occurred (e.g. 17-123456)
  • You will need the name of the officer or detective handling your case.
  • If you don’t have your case number or officer name, call the records unit at (206)433-1808

2. Call (206) 433-1820 to speak with Evidence personnel.

 

Pick up your items

1. Make sure you bring:

  • Valid, government issued personal photo identification.
  • Your case number.
  • Any additional paperwork that was given to you (notification card, letter, etc.)

 

Retrieve a firearm:

Call us ahead of time:

1. Before you call:

  • You will need your case number.  This number will always begin with the year the incident occurred (e.g. 17-123456)
  • You will need the name of the officer or detective handling your case.
  • If you don’t have your case number or officer name, call the records unit at (206) 433-1808.

2. Call (206) 433-1820 to speak with Evidence personnel.

3. You will be asked questions to complete a Record Check (Name, DOB, and specific information about the firearm).

4. This records check will be processed in approximately three to five business days.

5. When the check is completed, we will contact you via phone.

6. You will have five business days to retrieve the firearm or the background process will need to start over.

 

Pick up your item(s):

1. Make sure you bring:

  • Valid, government issued personal photo identification.
  • Your case number.
  • Any additional paperwork that was given to you (notification card, letter, etc.)

 

Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting services are offered on a walk-in basis between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Photo identification is required (driver license, passport, etc.) at the time of service. The public counter provides ink fingerprints on a fingerprint card supplied to you by the requesting agency.

The completed fingerprint card will be provided to you. It will be your responsibility to submit the fingerprint card(s) to the requesting agency or business and obtain the proper ORI (a 9-digit originating agency identifier assigned by the FBI).

Fees:

Residents: $5
Non-Residents: $10

 

FAQ:

Q: Can your office provide ink fingerprints?
A: Yes.

Q: May I bring in my own fingerprint card or one provided to me by another agency?
A: Yes, this is required.

Q: What do I do if I don’t have a fingerprint card?
A: You can obtain a fingerprint card from the Washington State Patrol.

Q: May I make an appointment to get fingerprinted?
A: Fingerprint services are only offered on a walk-in basis between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Q: May I request a copy of my fingerprints taken on a previous visit?
A: Fingerprint are not kept on file. If you want copies for future use, we suggest purchasing extra cards when you visit.

Q: Will you send/email my fingerprints to the state/federal/other agency that is requesting them?
A: Your fingerprints will be provided to you; it will be your responsibility to submit the fingerprint card(s) to the requesting agency or business.

 

 

Firearms Dealer License

By law, you must have a firearms dealer license if you:

  • Are engaged in the business of selling firearms at wholesale or retail.
  • Have or are required to have a federal firearms license under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 923(a).

 

Requirements: 

To apply for a Washington State firearms dealer license, you must apply in-person and bring:

  • A check or money order made payable to the Washington State Treasury in the amount of $125
  • Separate cash or credit/debit card payment of $10 for fingerprinting services
  • A copy of your current Federal Firearms License
  • A copy of your current Washington State Master Business License (the address mustmatch the location of the firearms dealer)
  • A completed State of Washington Firearms Dealer License Application
  • A valid Washington State Driver License or Washington State I.D., or be a resident of Washington for at least 90 days

Applicants will also need to complete an additional form (available at our office) and be fingerprinted at the time the application is submitted.

More information about requirements and the process are available on the Washington State Department of Licensing website.

The Tukwila Police Department processes Firearms Dealer Licenses for firearms businesses located in the City of Tukwila. We do not take appointments for this service, and process applicants on a first come, first served basis.

As part of the application process, you will be fingerprinted. There is also a 30 day waiting period to complete the criminal history background check before the license is issued. The license will be mailed to you.

 

Renewal:

There is no renewal for a Firearms Dealer License. A new application must be submitted each year, and you must be fingerprinted and undergo a background check with each application.

Note: Be sure to submit your application more than 30 days before the expiration of your current license to ensure you receive your new license before the current one expires.

For questions regarding Firearms Dealer Licenses, please see: www.dol.wa.gov/business/firearms/fadealerreq.html

Online Reporting

Fill out a report online using the Tukwila Police Department Online Reporting System. Using this online reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.

Police Department Feedback

Records Request

Use the Records Request Center portal to find answers to frequently asked questions, submit a request under the Washington Public Records Act, and track the progress of those requests.