Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Benefits Package

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The City of Richland continuously reviews current compensation packages to ensure they are fair, consistent, flexible, adaptable and responsive, as well as fiscally responsible, in order to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining highly qualified employees.


Eligible employees receive the following benefits:

  • Medical benefit plan with modest employee contribution
  • City-paid dental and vision plans
  • City-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • City-paid life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous employee leave programs
  • Optional participation in Section 125 - Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Retirement savings programs such as:
    • Participation in the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
    • Deferred compensation options, allowing a tax-deferred savings and direction of investments through International City / County Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC 457 and 401(a) options)
    • Optional 457 deferred compensation plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions (IAFF only)

*All benefits are subject to change and may vary depending on the applicable bargaining agreement.


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