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Contact the Ambulance Billing representatives at 509-585-4373 or 509-585-4379.
Animal Nuisances are regulated by Kennewick Municipal Code Section 8.02.340. The confines of the law allow the City to file an infraction against a citizen who continually allows an animal nuisance to disturb his or her community. These matters can only be effectively addressed with the cooperation of at least one complaining neighbor. Please visit our Barking Dog page for more information.
The City of Kennewick contracts with the Tri-City Animal Shelter to provide assistance in animal related matters and ensure compliance with Section 8.02 of the Kennewick Municipal Code . You may contact them with any questions or concerns you may have about animal control issues within city limits.
The Kennewick Municipal Code in 18.12.040 allows a resident to have up to 3 of any one kind of animal and a combined total of 6 animals on each residential plat within city limits. Essentially this means that a resident may have 3 dogs and 3 cats—but not 6 dogs. There are exceptions provided if there is a permit issued allowing for additional animals, if the animals are under 10 weeks old (a new litter), or if the animal allowance was grandfathered in as part of an annexation agreement from the county. If you believe a violation of this code has occurred, you may report it to Kennewick Code Enforcement for further investigation.
The Kennewick Municipal Code in 18.12.040 allows residents in R and HMU zoned districts to have up to 3 chickens (excluding roosters) under a specific set of guidelines provided in that section. If you believe a violation of this code has occurred, you may report it to Kennewick Code Enforcement for further investigation.
If you live within the city limits and the animal is a domestic animal (cat or dog), contact Tri- City Animal Control at 509-545-3740. If you live in the County, contact Benton County Animal Control 509-460-4923.
If the dead animal is "wildlife" (racoon, skunk, deer, coyote, etc.), contact our Street Department at 509-585-4419.
Please be advised that Animal Control will only pick up wildlife if it is in the roadway causing a road hazard.
To find out if a City address has sewer or water hooked up to it, contact Customer Service at 585-4266.To find out if a City address can get access to those services, contact 585-4246.
You may contact the Recreation Department at 509-585-4293 or 509-585-4303. You can also visit the recreation web page.
Contact the Recreation Department at 509-585-4293 or 509-585-4303. You can also visit the recreation web page.
If the animal is a domestic animal (cat or dog), contact Animal Control at 509-545-3740. If the dead animal is "wildlife" (raccoon, skunk, deer, coyote, etc.), call non-emergency dispatch 509-628-0333.
There is a form to pick up at City Hall and complete. Please call Customer Service at (509)585-4266 if you have any questions.
No, permits are not required. A yard sale cannot exceed five consecutive days and only two sales are allowed per calendar year whether alone or as a group. Sales are prohibited from storage units and signs are not allowed on public property and must be picked up after the sale.
While there is not a fee for private yard sales, there is $5 permit fee for a rummage sale.
If you need to contact Planning with any questions, please call 509-585-4416.
Regardless of the value of the work any owner or owner's authorized agent who intends to construct,enlarge,alter, repair, move,demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or ti erect install enlarge, alter, repair, remove,convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system the installation of which is regulated by the International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing codes or National Electrical Code or to cause any such work to be preformed shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
For a list of work exempt from permits please check Residential or Building codes available from our website at: https://www.go2kennewick.com/907/Building-Codes
For residential work go to section R105 of the IRC. For commercial go to section 105 of the IBC
All buildings over 4,000 s.f.and any residential building with more than 4 dwelling units must be drawn and stamped by a Washington State Licensed architect.
Yes, the building codes are available by going to: https://www.go2kennewick.com/907/Building-Codes
Emergency escape and rescue openings are required in all new construction. Basements, habitable attics and every sleeping room shall have not less than one operable emergency escape and rescue opening. Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, an emergency escape and rescue opening shall be required in each sleeping room. Emergency escape and rescue openings shall open directly into a public way, or to a yard or court that opens to a public way.
Emergency and escape rescue openings shall have a net clear opening of not less than 5.7 square feet. The net clear height opening shall be not less than 24 inches. The net clear width shall be not less than 20 inches.
Yes. The horizontal area of the window well shall be not less than 9 square feet with a horizontal projection and width of not less than 36 inches. The area of the window well shall allow the emergency escape and rescue opining to be fully opened.
In order to keep a permit active an inspection must be completed at least once every 180 days. Permits with no activity for 180 or more days will be expired.
Yes. subject to review by the Building Official.
Retaining walls with no slope above or below the wall and up to 48 inches tall measured from the bottom of the footing to the highest point of the wall do not require a permit. Wall exceeding that dimension and walls measuring over 2 feet from the bottom of the footing to the highest point of the wall with a surcharge require a permit. Any retaining wall with slopes above or below them will require a review by the Building Department to determine if a permit is needed or not. All retaining walls requiring a permit will require engineered drawings stamped and signed by the engineer of record.
From the date of submittal a plan review will be completed and comments sent to the applicant within 15 working daysw
The answer to this is rather lenghtly. Please refer to section 308.4 in the International Residential Code. You can access the code from our website at https://www.go2kennewick.com/907/Building-Codes
The International Residential Code and the International Building Code allow a maximum of 2 layers of roofing on any structure.
For permit is not required for a residential fence. Please check with the Community Planning Department for height and placement requirements. The Community Planning Department can be reached at (509) 585-4280.
Yes a Plumbing permit is required for the replacement or addition of a water heater for residential and commercial locations.
Yes, that information can be found at https://www.go2kennewick.com/DocumentCenter/View/119
Yes, Foundation only permits are available for commercial permits on a case by case basis. The building Official will evaluate the available documentation and determine if a foundation only permit is appropriate. Please contact the Building Official at 509-585-4387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Residential Plan Review Checklist used by the Building Department when reviewing residential plans.
If you have a bad check over $750 please submit your paperwork to the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office. If you believe the check issued to you was fraudulent or stolen, please contact the Kennewick Police Department through non-emergency dispatch at 509-628-0333.
Arraignment Hearing: If you have received notice for an Arraignment Hearing, and would like to request a continuance, you may contact the Benton County District Court at 509-735-8476 ext 3249.
Probation or Non-Compliance Hearing: If you are scheduled for a Monday Probation Hearing, please contact the Benton County District Court Probation Department at 509-735-8476, Option 7.
Pre-Trial Hearing: If you are requesting a continuance of any other type of hearing and are not represented by an attorney, you may contact our office at 509-585-4274 or by e-mail. Please note that you may not speak to an attorney about your case directly. Our office will be limited to noting our file of your intended absence and requesting the court to note your failure to appear and reset the case. We cannot excuse you from your court ordered appearance. The judge has the final decision as to whether to issue a bench warrant for your failure to appear or to grant a continuance.
Trial Readiness and Jury Trial or other Motion Hearing: Our office cannot excuse you from your trial appearance. In the event you fail to appear for a Trial Readiness, Jury Trial Hearing, or other Motion Hearing, we will request a bench warrant. In addition, it is likely new charges of Bail Jumping will be added to your existing charges.
The City of Kennewick is not zoned for and does not permit retail recreational marijuana locations. Please see KMC 18.09.1605 and 18.12.165 for further information. You may also contact the WA State Liquor Control Board for up-to-date information on the state marijuana licensing regulations.
The City of Kennewick regulates nuisances under Kennewick Municipal Code 9.48.060 . If you feel a violation of this code has occurred you may contact Kennewick Code Enforcement for further investigation.
Kennewick's Comprehensive Plan is the basis for all land use planning and growth management actions in the City.
The Comprehensive Plan:
Answer: Borrowers can apply for both an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program loan. However, the Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan funds cannot be used for the same purpose. The Paycheck Protection Program loan must be used for payroll (minimum of 75% of the funds received) for it to be eligible for a forgivable loan and the remaining is used for different purposes. Borrowers who accept both loan funds should document the uses of the funds appropriately. Funding Options
Like the SBA Loan Guarantee Program, the SBA doesn’t lend money directly to small business owners for the Paycheck Protection Program. Instead, it sets guidelines for loans made by partnering lenders.
Small businesses with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, 501(c)(19) veterans organizations, or Tribal businesses (see sec. 31(b)(2)(C) of the Small Business Act) affected by coronavirus/COVID-19 can find a lender using the SBA lender finder tool. Find a PPP lender
The application process for the EIDL program was updated March 30 with a new streamlined application that allows you to simultaneously apply for both the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and/or EIDL Advance.
For those who submitted a COVID-19 EIDL application prior to March 30, unless you have already been approved or are currently working with a loan officer, you should re-apply using the new streamlined application if you have not done so already. The new application is streamlined and faster.
If you already submitted an application in the new streamlined system, keep your confirmation number handy and you’ll hear from the SBA soon. You can also contact the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Apply for EIDL
The SBA issued guidance clarifying all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, without restrictions based on their religious identity or activities, to the extent they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the CARES Act.
Read the news release
Read Faith-Based FAQs
Fire Marshal's Office Phone Number: 509-735-3500
Benton County Fire Marshal Website
Use the Records Request Center Portal to submit a public records request for a fire incident report (excluding EMS records), track the status of your request, and view other frequently asked questions about obtaining records.
To submit a request for EMS reports and/or medical records please visit this link for information about that process as these are not a public record.
Most fire incident reports are available for release within two weeks after the incident.
The Kennewick Fire Department highly recommends the use of Residential Knox Boxes for use at homes where the occupant may not be able to open the door to first responders after calling 9-1-1.
Additional information regarding Residential Knox Boxes
Knox Box orders can be placed online at the Knox Box website, www.knoxbox.com. Please be sure to select the correct jurisdiction for proper keying. If ordering for a City of Kennewick property, select the Kennewick Fire Department, you will see the department's custom patch displayed.
Frequently used models approved by the Kennewick Fire Department include: - 3200 Series Hinged Door Surface Mount - 3502 Single Lock Knox Key Switch - 3700 Series Knox Padlock - 4400 Series Recess Mounted (Recessed mounting kit required - Part #4470)
Frequently used models approved for Residential use by the Kennewick Fire Department include:
To schedule someone to meet with you to update the keys in your Knox Box, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at (509) 585-4302.
A Commercial Knox Box should be installed near the annunciator panel and/or zone map at approximately five feet up from the floor.
A Residential Knox Box, these high-security key safes allow first responders to quickly enter your home without forced entry. Therefore, keys and medical cards should be stored at the entrance of your home in order to avoid potential delay and damage to property in response to emergencies.
Contact the Knox Box website or the Fire Prevention Division at 509-585-4302.
The Fire Department requires permits to add, modify or remove fire protection systems - prior to beginning work in these areas.
Some examples are:
Permit requirements for individual permit types can be found at our Fire Protection System Permits Page where you can select the tab for the permit type you are inquiring about for specific application criteria. When you are ready to submit your application, visit the Self Service Portal. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for permit application processing and plan review. The current fee schedule can be found here.
A permit is required for fireworks displays, there is no fee required for a fireworks display permit at this time. Permit applications can be filed online via the Self Service Portal.
The applicant for a permit for a public display of fireworks shall file with the Fire Department a copy of a public liability and property damage insurance policy providing coverage with minimum limits as specified in RCW 70.77.295; however, the holder of a general license from the chief of the Washington State Patrol, through the director of fire protection, and upon compliance with RCW 70.77.355, shall be excused from compliance with this subsection. (KMC 15.30.280)
Benton Clean Air Agency monitors air quality in Kennewick. - Residential Burn Line: 509-783-6198 - Agricultural Burn Line: 509-783-6570
Benton Clean Air Agency regulates outdoor burning and air quality for our jurisdiction, visit the Benton Clean Air Agency Website.
All facility prices are the same except for the picnic shelter. That has a resident and non resident fee.
Park reservations can be made at the Numerica Pavilion, Keewaydin Community Center, or online. If your event is open to the public or over 100 people, please see the Special Events Page for more details.
Please call the parks and recreation office at 509-585-4293 between the hours of Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Call 546-0236 after hours.
The BB / RR area is composed of 7 distinct neighborhoods including Columbia Drive and the auto dealers and commercial services along it. Duffy's Pond and the approach to Clover Island. The mobile home parks and residential developments along the levy leading to Columbia Park and south of Columbia Drive, and the numerous salvage, warehouse, and trucking businesses along the railroad tracks.
These developments provide the momentum and opportunity to create and implement a revitalization strategy for the BB / RR area.
If you have any questions regarding TSA firearm rules and regulations, contact their Customer Service Center.
Places as listed in the “Where can I / can’t I Open Carry?” FAQ apply to those who open carry. All School Property and Facilities used for school functions are off limits to those without a valid permit / license. The minimum age for Open Carry is 21. Read RCW 9.41.060 for exceptions to restrictions on carrying firearms. For more information on carrying in a vehicle, see RV / Car Carry Without a Permit (PDF).
Use your best judgement. If you live in a state that doesn’t require you inform the officer but in which the officer is likely to find out you have a permit when they access your driving record and/or registration then you may find it easiest to be the one who discloses the firearm up front instead of waiting for the officer to find out from a computer. Law enforcement officers hate surprises and the idea that you may have a gun and didn’t tell them about it is a not so fun surprise. For more details see RCW 9.41.050.
The non-emergency number for Pasco and Franklin County is 509-545-3510, also a 24/7 number.
If you need to reach the Kennewick Police Department business line, you can call 509-585-4208 Mon thru Friday 0830-0430. The business line is not for reporting incidents or speaking directly to an officer.
To leave a message for a specific officer, call the station at 509-585-4208 and a clerk will transfer you to the officer’s station phone.
If you want to file a complaint against an officer, call 509-585-4208. A clerk will transfer you to the on-duty supervisor.
Please contact the Washington State Patrol for anything occurring on the highways at 1-800-283-7803.
You may only apply to the city police department if you live within the city limits. Please apply at the county sheriff’s office if you live in the county. Renewal licenses and replacement licenses are handled in the same manner. If you live out-of-state, you may apply at any Washington state police department or sheriff’s office. We have sixty days to issue a license to a person who does not reside in the state of Washington and thirty days for Washington residents. Review more details on the Concealed Pistol Licensing page.
The Kennewick Police Department accepts applications for firearm dealer licenses Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 pm. The business must be in the incorporated areas of Kennewick. The applicant must provide a copy of their business license and Federal Firearm License.
The Kennewick Police Department offers fingerprinting services by appointment only at 211 W 6th Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336. The fee is $21 for 2 print cards. Please call 509-585-4208 to schedule.
The Kennewick Police Department does not do Civil Stand-byes unless the Judge specifically states it in the Order that KPD will assist in retrieving your basic needs i.e.: clothing, personal hygiene items, medications or tools for work. This would not cover furniture, household items, food, etc.
Visit the local courts site for more information about Protection Orders.
To report a junk or abandoned vehicle on City property/roadway, you can use the Online Reporting Form (below), or call the Kennewick Police Department business line at 509- 585-4208, or go to the station at 211 W. 6th Avenue to fill out an abandoned vehicle form. The form is given to the Traffic Sergeant, who will assign someone to inspect and potentially tag the vehicle. The registered owner then must remove the vehicle within a short period of time, or it will be towed at their expense. If the vehicle is on private property, call 509-628-0333 and ask for an officer to inspect it. The officer must determine if it’s stolen or considered a hulk (hazard) abandoned vehicle.
Good Rule: If you run into a state that doesn’t share reciprocity with yours, store your unloaded firearm in a separate locked container apart from the ammunition in the trunk of your vehicle. That way, you can claim the Firearm Owners Protection Act. You can check at if a state honor your concealed carry license at USA Carry.
The Kennewick Police Department has a Medical Return drug collection unit in our front lobby. It is always locked so you must go to the front desk and ask for assistance. It is available during normal business hours of Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is for individual citizen use, not unused / outdated medication from businesses or clinics.
These vehicles also fall under the 72-hour rule. For more information, please see
Per KMC 9.52.060, noise levels generated by work are allowed between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. It does not designate weekdays differently from weekends.
Contact the Public Works Permit Technician 585-4246.
Contact Public Works Permit Technician at 585-4246.
Call Public Works at (509)585-4419 to report the sewer backup.
Yes, for certain parameters, i.e., pH, chlorine residual, hardness, bacteriological samples. Call Public Works at (509)585-4419. (For City water only - not private well water.)
Call Public Works at (509) 585-4419.
Call the Public Works Technician (509) 585-4246..
Yes, the water is safe to drink. The color is from naturally occurring minerals in the water.
Discolored water could stain your laundry. You should refrain from doing laundry if you are experiencing discolored water in your home.
It is impossible to tell exactly how long it will last, but most homes would likely see discolored water for an hour or less. The crew will continue flushing water mains until it is completely cleared up.
If you get discolored water in your home plumbing, running cold water in your bathtub is the fastest way to clear it up.
If you have trouble getting the water in your home to clear up, please call the Public Works Department at (509) 585-4419 and they will take your information and dispatch someone to your home to flush the water service at the meter.
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