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Ranked by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in America for 2013, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.




High Impact Lane Closures


  • Newcastle Way, between 116th Avenue SE and 119th Avenue SE, will be reduced to one lane of traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for roadway paving work. The days of the lane closure will be from 9/29/2015 to 10/2/2015, weather permitting.  Expect delays. For more information contact
  • Newcastle Golf Club Road has been reduced to a single lane, 24 hours a day, west of the YMCA. Traffic alternates in each direction and is controlled by a portable traffic signal. The lane closure will continue for two more weeks, and was necessary due to improvements for the Avalon Bay project. For more information contact public works staff at


Council to Review Preliminary Budget for 2016

Councilmembers will review the City Manager's proposed preliminary budget for 2016 at a meeting Tuesday, October 20, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. A public hearing, where you can provide your input on this important financial plan, also will be held that night. At 6 p.m., the Council will hear presentations from city department directors on budget needs during a study session. The city's budget anticipates where its money will come from and what it will be used for. Your participation is a key part of the process. If you are unable to attend the meeting, submit written comments to the Council by sending an email to the City Clerk.


Openings on City Council Advisory Boards

Newcastle's city council is looking for one new member of the planning commission and the community activities commission to begin serving next year. Planning commissioners help shape Newcastle's future by advising the council on long-range plans, zoning and development codes. Community activities commissioners make city events like Newcastle Days possible, coordinate volunteer activities, and advise the council on recreational, historical and artistic programs and improvements to parks and trails. The work of both commissions enhances the quality of life in Newcastle. Applicants must be 18 years of age and reside in the city. Interested persons should email a letter of interest, application for community activities commission or application for planning commission and resume by Friday, October 30, 2015 to Contact the city clerk for more information by calling 425-649-4444.


Newcastle's Responsible Pet Owners

The number of cats and dogs licensed in Newcastle continues to grow, which is great news for pets throughout King County. License fees support the return of hundreds of lost pets to their homes and help give thousands of homeless pets new families every year. Pet license fees also fund investigation of animal neglect or cruelty, spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation, and community education services. If you license your pet, your pet will be quickly reunited with you if it wanders, or be cared for at the Pet Adoption Center for a longer period of time. Purchase or renew a pet license online today at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Pet licenses can also be purchased at Newcastle City Hall or at participating QFC grocery stores.


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

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