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Ranked as one of the best small towns in America, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for recreation.




Provide Your Input on Energize Eastside

Newcastle and other eastside cities are currently evaluating the environmental impacts of a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) project called Energize Eastside, and want to hear from you. PSE is proposing to construct a new transformer served by new high-capacity electric transmission lines extending from Renton to Redmond, through Newcastle. View a draft Environmental Impact Statement and submit written comments at the Energize Eastside Environmental Impact Statement website. On the website you can find detail about public hearings/open houses where you can provide additional input. A public hearing will be held Saturday, February 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Newcastle Elementary.


We're Redesigning Newcastle's Website

This year Newcastle's website will get a new look! You can assist us in creating a website that is more useful, convenient and informative. Take a moment to give us your thoughts by taking this website survey. We want to know more about why you visit this website, which devices you use to access it, and what kind of improvements you'd like to see so that we can make a better website for you. Your opinion matters!


Keep Your Smart911 Information Up to Date

If you have signed up for Smart911 at, login to your account every six months to keep your profile up to date. Accurate information will assist emergency responders in locating you quickly if you call 911 from a mobile phone or home phone. If you haven't signed up for this service, take a moment to input information into the system, it could save your life.


New Lake Boren Park Community Survey

Help shape the vision for Lake Boren Park! A new online survey is available for the community to provide input on all aspects of the park.  Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the future direction of Lake Boren Park by clicking this survey link. The City will share results of the survey and input received as a second public open house in March.  The survey is a part of the current master planning process for Lake Boren Park. Contact Jeff Brauns at or 425-649-4143 x124 if you have any questions.


MedReturn Drug Collection Unit at City Hall

The Newcastle Police Department has partnered with Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth to place a drug drop box just outside the entrance to City Hall. The drop box provides a safe and anonymous method to dispose of unwanted and expired prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications. Studies have shown that residential supplies of pharmaceutical controlled substances, like those found in home medicine cabinets, have become the drug of choice for drug abusers. Research has also shown that the quality of our environment and water supply are threatened by improperly disposed of medications. For more information visit the Newcastle Police web page.


Chris Leyba Joins Newcastle Police Department

Residents will notice a new face on Newcastle's police force. Officer Christopher Leyba added his skills to police efforts January 1. Chris worked for Seattle Police Department for seven years before a move to the King County Sheriff's Office last year. He has a background in DUI enforcement and has worked as an internal administrative detective. He also has experience with bike patrolling and grant writing. Chris has many skills beneficial to the city. He's a drug recognition expert and a state trainer for a computerized traffic accident and ticket reporting system used by our police. If you see Chris patrolling in one of the city's new black and white patrol cars, welcome him to Newcastle.


Enhanced Traffic Signal Operation

The Public Works Department has introduced Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYA) for the left turn movement at two signalized intersections on Coal Creek Parkway SE: SE 79th Pl and 135th Ave SE.  FYA allow drivers to make a left turn while there is a safe vehicular gap from the opposing traffic.  In doing so traffic is not stopped on Coal Creek Parkway SE improving flow and reducing delay.  Studies by the Federal Highway Administration suggest they increase safety because they are more effective at getting drivers to yield to oncoming traffic.  Additional information is available at the Oregon Department of Transportation website.  Staff has plans to FYA retrofit five additional key signalized intersections on Coal Creek Parkway SE in 2016.


Newcastle's Passport Facility Hours

Newcastle conveniently offers passport application acceptance services at City Hall's front desk by appointment. Agents are available Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call us at 425-649-4444 to schedule your appointment. Same-day appointments are not permitted. For a listing of documentation required and for more information, visit the City Clerk passport information page.


Newcastle's Sales Tax Code is 1736 in RTA area; 4036 in non-RTA area

The City now accepts credit cards for payment.

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