FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Bingen-White Salmon Police Department provides fingerprinting services Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Fingerprinting fee is $25.00 for up to two print cards, you must pay for fingerprint services at the White Salmon City Hall. One form of picture identification is required for fingerprint services also. If you have questions, call the Police Department at (509) 493-1177.
Payments for Bingen-White Salmon Police Department issued tickets are handled through West District Court located at Klickitat County Pioneer Center, 501 Washington St, White Salmon, Washington. They are open 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed 12:00-1:00), Monday through Friday. Payments can also be made online at ONLINE PAYMENTS.
You may request a copy of a police report by filling out a record request form. Record requests can be made in person, over the phone, by mail/email or fax. Please do not expect your request to be processed the same day it is received, sometimes it can take up to 5 days. After your request is processed, you will be notifed. The fee for copies of police reports are .15 cents per page. The fee for motor vehicle accident reports is $20.00.
If you are involved in a vehicle accident and the police investigate it, you do not need to file a report. If you are involved in an accident and the police do not investigate it and damage is more than $700 to either vehicle or there are any injuries, you must complete a Washington State Vehicle Collision Report (Citizen), which can be found on the Bulletin board in the Lobby of the Police Department. If you have questions call the office at (509) 493-1177.
Mail the form to: Washington State Patrol, Records Section, P.O. Box 42628, Olympia, WA 98504-2628. This information is also on the accident report form.
If your vehicle was impounded within the city limits of Bingen or White Salmon, call (509) 493-1177 or after hours (509) 493-2660 to determine which tow company has your vehicle.
Yes. A Dog six (6) months or older must be registered with the City of Bingen or White Salmon. Bingen residents may obtain Licenses at Bingen City Hall, 112 N. Ash, Bingen, WA. and White Salmon residents may obtain licenses at White Salmon City Hall, 142 E Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, WA. License fee is $25.00 per year, in the event the owner provides proof of a neutered or spayed animal, the fee shall be reduced to $10.00. Proof of rabies shot must be shown prior to purchase of tag. When you license your dog, you provide the city with a current record of your dog and your information as the owner. This helps us if your dog is found wandering. The penalty for not licensing your dog is $100.00.
If you feel your dog may have been picked up by Bingen-White Salmon Police, please call:
Bingen residents: Bingen City Hall (509) 493-2122
White Salmon residents:
BWSPD (509) 493-1177
Alpine Veterinary Clinic (509) 493-3908
If you live within the city limits, and even if the theft occurred in another jurisdiction, it is advisable to file a report. Often your insurance company and/or your financial institution will recommend you file a report in your local jurisdiction.
If the crime is in progress OR is an emergency nature, call 911. If it is of a non-emergency nature call the office at 509-493-1177 or dispatch at 509-493-2660. You may also report directly to an officer if you should see one on patrol, or go to the Police Department in the Park Center Building, 170 NW Lincoln, White Salmon. The office is open 9-5pm Monday through Friday. Remember not to place yourself or other's in danger if you should see a crime in progress. Common sense should prevail.
If it is an emergency situation, an officer will respond immediately. If one is not available (perhaps out on another emergency) initial response may be by a sheriff's deputy or a trooper from the Washington State Patrol. If the call requires a non-emergency response, the response will be dictated by priority set by the dispatcher or officer. You will be contacted as soon as it is practical to do so.
By Washington State law, officers can only enforce Criminal laws. Definitions of crimes can be found by referring to the Washington Criminal Codes. These codes can be found by following the Washington Laws link. Sometimes it is hard to understand the difference between Criminal and Civil, because most citizens are not aware of the difference's. A civil crime would be one such as the following example; you have sold an engine that you owned to a neighbor, the neighbor promised to pay you, but 6 months later you still haven't been paid, and the neighbor has re-sold the engine to someone else. In a matter such as this, the police can do nothing unless a criminal element to the scenario can be determined. If it is a civil matter, the best advice is to find a lawyer if you wish to pursue the problem and seek resolution.
Call the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department at 509-493-1177 and make an appointment to obtain your property.
If you fill out a Vacation Check Form, found on this website or at the Police Department (170 NW Lincoln, White Salmon), we will do daily checks of your residence. We do not go in the house; it is a check of the premises. There is no charge for this service.
A Business Contact Form is necessary for all Business Property owners. If your business is found unlocked an officer will contact the property owner or contact person before securing the premises.
Registered Sex Offenders in our Area are listed on the WASPC Web Site.
Concealed weapon permits are issued through the Klickitat County Sheriff Department only. Call 509-773-4455 for more information.
Gun permits are issued through Klickitat County. Only qualified applicants will receive the approved permit.
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