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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.




Closure of Passport Application Acceptance Facility

Due to a staffing shortage, the city will not at this time accept applications for U.S. Passports.

Emergency Preparedness Workshops

The Newcastle Library will host two workshops to give you basic information for preparing your home for a disaster. Take a course Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m., to learn manageable and even fun ways to prepare. Learn about canning food, assembling an evacuation kit, sheltering from a chemical hazard and other steps you can take today. On Monday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m., find out how people really respond psychologically during a disaster. Learn about some of the common mental and emotional experiences of disaster survivors and simple ways to help yourself and others recover. The workshops will be presented by Karissa Smith, City of Renton Emergency Management Coordinator.


Notice of Road Closure Near Coal Creek Marketplace

The City of Newcastle was recently informed that a portion of a privately owned access road that has been used by the public for numerous years, which connects Coal Creek Parkway SE to 132nd Place just north of the Coal Creek Marketplace retail center, is going to be closed by the property owners. The portion to be closed is adjacent to Hansen Brothers Moving & Storage. The closure will have the effect of stopping all public traffic from being able to connect between 132nd Place SE and the Coal Creek Marketplace where QFC is located. The owners of Hansen Brothers have stated they are concerned with the liability of the public using this road as a cut through route, and the space is needed to park their trucks. They anticipate installing gates on either end of the road section to block use by the public. The owners estimate the road will be closed in about one to two months. The proposed closure will result in additional volume of left turns onto Coal Creek Parkway from the shopping center and the city is analyzing options for mitigation.


It's Your Newcastle City Hall

The City of Newcastle proudly announces the acquisition of a building in the downtown area for City Hall. The city leased its City Hall space, but as of August 18, 2016, purchased the Newcastle Professional Center located at 12835 Newcastle Way for $6.9 million resulting in substantial long-term financial benefits. The City Council made the decision based on a cost benefit analysis showing the city would save an estimated $3,265,050 over a ten-year period if purchasing rather than leasing City Hall. $5.3 million of the $6.9 million cost was financed by issuance of municipal bonds at a rate of 2.18%. Newcastle's recent S&P Global Ratings AAA bond rating assisted in receiving this low rate. The bond rating reflects the city's stable financial condition both currently and what is expected in the future. Incorporated in 1994, the City of Newcastle continues to grow and establish itself within the Seattle metropolitan area as a desirable location for people to call home.


Submit Service Requests With YourGOV

Citizens can use their smartphones or the Web to let the city know about potholes, vandalism and other non-emergency issues and to request service. The city has introduced an innovative application called YourGOV that allows users to report issues, complete with location, details and photos, in just three steps. Once submitted, YourGOV will automatically deliver requests to city staff for review, routing and follow-up. YourGOV is free of charge and available now. Visit the YourGOV web-based portal to submit a request. The application can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store, Google Market or Amazon App Store. By using YourGOV, you can help Newcastle become a more responsive, sustainable and collaborative community. As always, residents should call 206-296-3311 for police non-emergency issues or to report a crime or suspicious activity.


Neighborhood Community Improvement Grants

New this year, the city is offering grants to help people living in Newcastle improve their neighborhoods. This matching grant of up to $1,000 per project allows residents to identify priorities and to undertake the improvement project together. Eligible projects include physical improvements that build or enhance a feature of the neighborhood or benefit the general public. Applications will be accepted year-round and projects must be completed by December 1, 2016. Click here to download the grant packet and application and for details about eligibility and evaluation criteria. Interested groups may also send an email to Wendy Kirchner, Community Activities Liaison, for more information.


Remember to Leash and License Your Pet

Protect your pet and be courteous to neighbors by leashing your dog while walking on the city's trails or visiting city parks. All dogs must be on a leash while in public areas, including Lake Boren Park. Animal control officers routinely patrol to ensure dogs are leashed and pets are licensed as required. Pet licenses can be obtained at City Hall, Newcastle's QFC, or online at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Picking up dog waste also is the right thing to do to keep public spaces enjoyable and waterways clean.


Report pollution immediately by calling 425-649-4143, ext. 111, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After these hours, call police non-emergency at 206-296-3311. Call 911 for hazardous materials spills.

Newcastle's sales tax location code is 1736. The location code for the Newcastle Non-Regional Transit Authority area is 4036.


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