City of Spokane is committed to working to limit the community spread of COVID-19 while maintaining City operations. As the state and community begin to reopen, we will continue to adjust how we deliver services, while accommodating social distancing and best practices for limiting illness. Please continue to come back to this page for up-to-date service information:
City Council has restarted its 6 p.m. legislative sessions on Mondays with the availability for the public to provide testimony remotely. Here's how it works:
Members of the public also can contact Council Members with comments on upcoming legislation by filling out this contact form.
Council Members, staff and presenters are attending these meetings remotely. Members of the public who don’t plan to testify can tune in to the meetings on CityCable 5 (on channel 5 or 325 on the Comcast cable system) or online.
Web or TV viewing is preferred, but a call in option is also available for those who do not have access via the web or Channel 5. Call-in information for the 6 p.m. meeting is available on the Current Agenda for that meeting on the City's web site.
The Council also is continuing its committee meetings, briefing sessions, and study sessions. All meetings can be viewed on CityCable 5 or online. Citizens also may call into the meetings:
Due to the ongoing nationwide coronavirus emergency and governor's orders, bid openings will be held on-line on Mondays at 1:15 p.m., when scheduled. Questions, please email email@example.com.
Participate via video link on your computer:
Participate by phone:
During the temporary closure of City Hall, completed and notarized Claim for Damages forms can be mailed to the Office of City Clerk, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3342.
Building Official hearings will no longer be open to the public for in-person participation. Many of the upcoming hearing items will be re-scheduled or cancelled if necessary. Staff will update agendas as the days and weeks go along and will also be sending re-schedule notices for all impacted properties. Particular hearing items may still occur as scheduled, depending on the status of each property. Hearings that do occur will not be open to the public. Participation in these hearings will still be via telephone for parties that are associated with these properties.
Please contact 509-625-6300 with any questions or concerns, or to coordinate telephone participation in an upcoming hearing.
Community Court is scheduled to resume on Monday, June 29, at the Northeast Community Center, and on Tuesday, June 30, at City Hall.
The Development Services Center public counter at City Hall is now CLOSED for walk-in transactions. The City of Spokane is making various adjustments to continue to conduct City business and accommodate social distancing.
The City of Spokane will continue to process, permit, and inspect projects. We are here to support any and all development and construction that is allowed under current conditions.
As we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19, we strongly encourage our customers to take advantage of alternative DSC services. We appreciate your business.
All locations CLOSED through March 31 and will then reassess. Visit their website for more info
The My Spokane 311 public counter at City Hall is CLOSED for walk-in transactions. The City of Spokane is making various adjustments to continue to conduct City business and accommodate social distancing.
In order to best manage service demands during COVID-19 response, we strongly encourage our customers to take advantage of our numerous self-serve options available online at myspokane311.org or through the My Spokane-311 app, including e-bill.
Please note: ALL UTILITY ACCOUNTS WILL NOT BE ASSESSED LATE FEES OR BE DISCONTINUED DUE TO NO PAYMENT. (This includes water service and solid waste pick-up.)
Online options include:
Call 311 or 509-755-CITY (2489)
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cash-based utility billing customers can visit one of our pay stations with your utility bill at Yoke's Fresh Market:
***There is a .75 cent processing fee for this service.***
City staff will not attend any Neighborhood Council meetings until further notice. Additionally, the Community Assembly meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2, is canceled. Please check with your Neighborhood Council for the most updated meeting status. The City highly recommends following CDC and Department of Health guidelines. We understand the work our Neighborhood Councils do is important and know they are a great pipeline of information and support to our community. We are currently looking at timelines and organizational needs for all ONS programs and projects and will provide an update as soon as we have a plan in place. If you need assistance from City staff for an ongoing project or program, please feel free to reach out via phone or email.
Due to COVID-19 Precautions the OPO will be closed to the public until further notice. We will not be conducting in person interviews during this time. We will be accepting complaint forms via phone and the online form.
Please ensure you leave good contact information on your complaint form, so that we can contact you.
You may file your complaint online.
You may contact us via email at SPDOmbudsman@spokanecity.org or via voicemail at 509.625.6742. We apologize for any inconvenience.
As Spokane moves through Safe Start, on-street parking compliance is essential in managing turnover for businesses who rely on customers accessing their locations throughout the day. Please continue to honor the 10 minute curbside pick-up areas
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office of the City Clerk and the Police Records Unit are temporarily closed to the public; and, therefore, we are unable to conduct in-person PRA business at this time. To request City of Spokane (general records and police records), please utilize the City of Spokane online Public Records portal (GovQA). It is preferred that requests be made through the online portal. In the alternative, requests for records can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via U.S. mail to Office of the City Clerk, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3342.
Note: The Governor’s Proclamation pertaining to the Public Records Act temporarily suspends the requirement for agencies to respond within five business days to public records requests. Due to evolving events surrounding the Coronavirus situation, we may be unable to provide requestors an initial response within five business days.
Please see the City’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) page to learn more about current closures and news.
Garnishments and Subpoenas for Records can be mailed to Office of the City Clerk, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201-3342.
Police public windows – CLOSED until further notice
Due to the temporary closure of City Hall, the Taxes and Licenses office is currently closed. Staff have limited capabilities from offsite locations, however can be reached at email@example.com to get a quick response. For general information about doing business in the City of Spokane including taxes, licenses, LIDs, BIDs and Boundary Line Adjustments; visit the City's website.
The City of Spokane provides water, sewer, and garbage services. Assistance with monthly City utility bills is available during the COVID-19 pandemic:
As part of the City's work to assist customers during the pandemic, late fees and water shutoffs for non-payment have been suspended. On Oct. 14, Gov. Inslee extended the moratorium on service disconnects and late fees through December 31, 2020, for all energy, landline telephone, and water utilities.