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Effective Immediately: Police Precincts and Headquarters Closed to Public

As a proactive measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Seattle Police Department is suspending all police headquarters front counter services and closing our precinct facilities to the public. Re-opening dates have not yet been determined.

Front counter services suspended: 

What this means: this includes in-person requests for police reports and fingerprinting services. 

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

  • Email
  • Fax (206) 684-5240
  • Mail – SPD Public Request Unit, 610 5th Ave. PO Box 34986, Seattle WA 98124

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. 

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.