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. 

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Violation of the Governor's Proclamation? 

Click HERE or on the graphic below to access the complaint form. 


This form is ONLY for suspected business violations. Please review the essential business page at: before submitting to confirm the business or function are not approved.

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The Mission of the Richland Police Department is: Partnering with our community, the Richland Police Department commits to delivering professional, proactive law enforcement services; dedicated to providing a safe environment for all. Even during these unprecedented times our Mission remains the same.

We are not being asked to detain, arrest, ticket or establish checkpoints for compliance. Rumors of strict law enforcement or "martial law" are not true.

We view our role more as educational, informing our community on how to keep themselves safe, how to keep their families safe and most importantly, to keep the rest of the community safe, especially our vulnerable populations.

We understand the need to carry out essential services such as:
- Safety and security
- Food, water, shelter
- Health and medical
- Energy (power and fuel)
- Communications
- Transportation

Our community has shown they understand the severity of the situation and are doing all they can already to keep themselves, their families and neighbors safe and healthy.

When our officers encounter people not complying with an order, we will remind them, as appropriate, of the recommendation and restrictions.

Rumors of individuals or businesses needing "passes" or "licenses" to conduct essential services are not true.

Concerning Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, no law enforcement agencies have any desire to make any arrests or take anybody to jail for violations.

It is our desire to work with our community to insure we create a safe environment for all. We will continue to serve you every minute of every day and we will always enforce the laws that keep people safe.

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A message from Chief John Bruce

Welcome to the City of Richland Police Department website.  I hope that you find our website useful and informative as to the many phenomenal services we provide to our community.    Richland Police Department takes great pride in providing exceptional police services to residents and visitors alike.  Our department enjoys a great partnership with both our residential and business communities.  These relationships are essential to successfully carrying out our mission of keeping our community safe.

The men and women of the Richland Police Department are dedicated, well trained professionals who serve this community day and night without reservation, often placing themselves in harm’s way to protect this great community.  Our officers are called to be the guardians of our community.  I am confident that you will not find another law enforcement agency anywhere that provides better professional police services.

I am very proud of all of our employees and citizen volunteers who have a servants’ hearts and give of themselves daily to make our City a great place to live, work and play.  Together, with your help, we will continue to make Richland a great place.  It is truly an honor for me to be leading this fine organization.  If we can be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.




Effective, March 19, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., the Richland Police Department (RPD) will temporarily suspend public access to the Richland Police Department facility (871 George Washington Way.).

While RPD will be closed to the public, police services will continue. Business hours remain from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Citizens can call (509) 942-7340 for assistance.

Concealed Pistol Permits will not be issued or renewed until further notice. 

Records request can be done online by going here

Questions? Call (509) 942-7340 for assistance.