Show All Answers
Broadly, the following sectors have been designated essential:
Yes, however, restaurants and bars are prohibited from offering dine-in options, and are limited to curbside pick-up, delivery, take out or drive thru services.
Food retail establishments, big-box stores that sell groceries and essentials, and commercial retail stores, that supply essential sectors are still allowable. Please follow this link for a list of sectors.
No: Auto dealers should be practicing safe social distancing operations by directing most business online. Employees should have the ability and resources provided to them to continue working from home using technology.
Yes, transportation-related repair shops maintain safe and essential operations for residents and keep essential businesses going. Transportation repair shops include auto repair shops, bike shops and other similar facilities.
Yes: Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses are considered essential by the order.
No: Insurance companies should be practicing safe social distancing operations by directing most business online. Employees should have the ability and resources provided to them to continue working from home using technology.
No: Real estate agents should be practicing safe social distancing operations by directing most business online. Employees should have the ability and resources provided to them to continue working from home using technology.
No: At this time pet grooming is not an essential function and should not be operating until further notice to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
Yes: Most marijuana retailers offer medicinal options for their customers, making the business essential. Delivery or online purchase is not an option.
The Permit Center only accepts cash or check for paper applications.
Know and rehearse the process for cancelling an accidental alarm. Notify your alarm company immediately if you have any problems with your system.
Be aware of common problems that can lead to false alarms, such as: weak alarm system; backup batteries; open, unlocked or loose fitting doors and windows; party decorations, such as helium-filled balloons; wandering pets; improper application or installation of motion detectors; failure to properly train other users.
You may receive information from ATB Services with the Issaquah Police Department logo, but the ATB Services address and telephone number. That's OK - it is legitimate communication about Issaquah’s program.
Responding to these false alarms can unnecessarily cost Issaquah – and its taxpayers – thousands of dollars each year. In addition, officers responding to these false alarms are not able to respond to actual emergencies or conduct preventative patrol.
Alarms must be registered with the City by Oct. 2, 2009.
Commercial and residential alarms: $24 Seniors 62 years or older (this only applies to residential alarms, and the senior must be an owner or lessee): $12 Permanently disabled: $12
Alarm users will be contacted by Alarm Tracking and Billing Services (ATB) to facilitate permit renewals.
After five false alarms occur at a single address within the two-year permit period. If registration fees or previous false-alarm fines are not paid. If your alarm company does not comply with the City’s ordinance.
Prior to the market we will communicate via social media and on our website the shopper behavior expected which includes staying home if feeling ill. There will also be Public Health signage posted at the market entrance reminding shoppers of the expectations.
Each customer will be asked a few quick health-screening questions upon entry into the Market:
Via social media and our website we will encourage customers who fall in any of the CDC’s high risk categories to stay at home. High-risk includes people:
Everyone will be strongly encouraged to wear face masks throughout the duration of the market, unless medically unable.
Our staff will share the responsibility of monitoring space in the market and reminding customers or vendors to adhere to proper distancing requirements.
Our market has always been a NO PET farmer market so that has not changed. Please leave your dogs and other pets at home. Only service animals will be permitted.
We ask that you shop with your eyes only, not your hands. The vendors will grab and package your purchase for you to eliminate public touching.
We are encouraging contactless payments, but cash will be accepted as well, and vendors will be following Health Department guidelines for safely handling bills.
We are allowed 2 shoppers per vendor booth. We’re anticipating 80 individuals shopping the market footprint at any one time. As shoppers exit, we will allow the next shoppers to enter and we do anticipate a waiting line.
Zones that start with an "A" (A, AE, AH, AO) are 100-year floodplains that are determined by a Flood Insurance Study. In most instances, base flood elevations (the elevation of the predicted flood level) are derived from detailed hydraulic modeling.
Zone X shows area outside the 100-year floodplain, but within the 500-year floodplain.
Finally, floodways are located in the immediate vicinity of the stream and depict areas of high flood hazard.
The City takes an active role in addressing human services needs in the local and regional community by supporting organizations in establishing programs and services aimed at enhancing health and well-being in Issaquah.
The Human Services Commission is an official entity whose primarily function is to advise the Mayor and City Council on matters concerning human services planning and funding. The Commission is comprised of Issaquah resident-volunteers who are appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council.
The Human Services Commission is comprised of seven regular members, with four-year terms; and two alternates, with two-year terms. Recruitment for boards and commissions is advertised on the city’s website each January.
The Human Services Grants are provided by the City for organizations who have a 501c3 status and are working to solve pressing human services needs in our community. Grants are awarded on a biennial basis and the next application period will open in March of 2020.
You can learn more about how to apply here.
The selection process is led by the Human Services Commission and follows a rigorous scoring criterion that involves demonstration of need, level and quality of service provided, accessibility and partnerships.
The City maintains a list of resources available for the community members. They can be found here.
Residents may be involved by serving on the Human Services Commission or by volunteering with one of the Human Services Organizations. Occasionally the City is recruiting for interns or volunteers for special occasion. Paid opportunities are advertised through our jobs webpage.
Please note: Any money, valuables, or clothing transactions can take up to an hour.
Effective Dec. 1, 2014, you can turn yourself in any day of the week, but only between 7-9 a.m. You can also turn yourself in between 7-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
It is important that you do not report to serve jail time under the influence of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs, as you will not be admitted and a letter will be sent to the court notifying them that you were under the influence.
The first meeting for your child is the Team Formation Day. You will receive an email reminder one week prior to your start date. You can also find season outlines on the City website.
Our coaches are parent volunteers, if you are looking to coach please sign up now.
Issaquah Parks will provide your child with a jersey/t- shirt to wear at practices/games. Please send your child in comfortable athletic shoes and clothing.
Mid-week practices are scheduled at local elementary or middle school gyms. Our goal is to have teams’ practice at their local school when gym time is available. Weekend practices/games will take place at the local school or the Issaquah Community Center.
Season outlines are available online and will list practice/game dates and other important meetings.
Issaquah Parks and Recreation will be finalizing game and practice schedules following Team Formation Day. Your coach will communicate the schedule the following week.
Please note that practice schedules are subject to change throughout the season due to gym availability and other conflicts.
Game schedules will be posted online and you will be notified when they are available. Game schedules will be available two weeks prior to the first game. Please note game schedules are subject to change throughout the season due to gym availability and other conflicts.
Participants unable to make it to team formation day will still get assigned to a team.
It is recommended that each child has a basketball to use at practice.
Late registrations are taken on a case by case basis. Provided there is room in the league, your child will be registered and assigned a team. There is no guarantee your child can be assigned a specific team during the late registration process.
Please note late registrations may take up to a week to process.
Late registrations will be charged an additional $25 fee.
Department of LicensingAttn: Firearms DeskPO Box 9649Olympia, Washington 98507-9649
Department of Licensing will send an application packet to the requester, along with instructions on how to proceed. Once the application received from the Department of Licensing is completed, it must be presented to the local law enforcement agency.
Applicants must present:
A completed application A Washington driver's license or identification card VISA, I-94 (Immigration form) or Resident Alien Card
A non-refundable fee of $74.25 fee is collected and one set of fingerprints are taken (fingerprints are processed from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays). The completed application and fingerprints are forwarded to Department of Licensing by the law enforcement agency. Department of Licensing sends Alien Firearm Licenses to applicants directly. Should the applicant then be interested in then applying for a Concealed Pistol License, the Alien Firearm License must be presented to the law enforcement agency to submit an application.
For information on the process and fees associated with firearm licenses, please visit the firearm license web page.
Applications for firearms dealer licenses are accepted during normal business hours. One set of fingerprints is required for the dealer (fingerprints are processed from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays). Dealers must be 21 years old and present the following:
Dealer licenses are valid for one year from the date of issuance, and normally take two weeks to process. The fee of $125 is collected upon issuance, not upon application. Make out checks to: WA STATE TREASURER
Each year about 30 Washington children are hospitalized and 19 children die from firearm injuries. Since 2000, the LOK-IT-UP program has worked to increase public awareness about the importance of safely storing or locking firearms. Firearm owners, parents, schools, law enforcement agencies, public health officials, health care providers and others have supported LOK-IT-UP.
LOK-IT-UP focuses on family and community safety. It seeks to increase the voluntary safe storage of firearms as a way of preventing firearm-related deaths and injuries, particularly among children. To learn more, go to lokitup.org.
First approved in 1993, the city’s ban aims to keep both citizens and property safe. Most of Issaquah’s surrounding cities, including Sammamish, Bellevue and Redmond, also ban fireworks for personal use. Learn more.
The cameras only operate during school days from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The cameras monitor both directions of traffic along Second Avenue Southeast near the Clark Elementary School, Issaquah High School and Tiger Mountain High School corridor.
Only vehicles that exceed the school zone’s speed limit of 20 mph are photographed and videotaped.
Before the $124 infractions are mailed to the registered owners of speeding vehicles, the Issaquah Police Department reviews and confirms each violation.
The infraction is a non-criminal offense that, like a parking ticket, is not part of the violator’s driving record. Those who receive an infraction have the option of paying the fine in full, requesting a hearing or submitting a “declaration of non-responsibility.”
To keep our waters clean, pet owners should pick up their pet waste from paved and landscaped areas and dispose of it properly so that is does not wash off into storm drains, lakes and rivers.
Follow these pet waste tips:• Carry a plastic bag with you on walks.• Pick up pet waste and dispose of it in the trash.• Pet waste does not go in yard waste bin.• Do not dispose of pet waste in native growth and vegetative areas.
1) Encourages reasonable and appropriate development of shorelines with an emphasis on water dependent uses, which when developed are consistent with the control of pollution and prevention of damage to the natural environment, such as docks, marinas, and recreational facilities, or industries and commercial uses that require a shoreline location and support economic development; and,
2) Protects the natural resources and character of the shorelines, the land, vegetation, wildlife, water, and aquatic life within shoreline environment; and,
3) Promotes public access and provides opportunities to enjoy the aesthetic qualities of the natural shorelines and recreational activities in shoreline areas.
This periodic update will focus on:• Reviewing relevant legislative updates since 2013 and incorporating any applicable amendments; and• Ensuring consistency with recently adopted regulations for critical areas and flood hazard areas.
This periodic update will NOT:• Re-evaluate the ecological baseline that was established as part of the 2013 comprehensive update;• Extensively assess no net loss criteria other than to ensure that proposed amendments do not result in degradation of the baseline condition; or• Change shoreline jurisdiction or environment designations.
• New or expanded structures, such as houses, sheds, and decks;• New or expanded in-water and over-water structures, such as docks, buoys, and boat launches;• Land development and alteration, such as clearing, grading, dredging, or filling; and• Other activities along the shorelines, including restoration (e.g., riparian planting, bank stabilization), trail construction, and public access.
The Washington State Department of Health has issued a statewide order requiring individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can’t stay 6 feet apart from others. Masks may be removed when you are seated at a table but most be worn when waiting for a table, leaving or going to the restroom.
Please also contact the business of interest to confirm their open hours of operation.
The streatery is allowing each business to expand their outdoor seating in designated areas. As long as the business has a liquor license and complies with all applicable state and local laws, alcohol is allowed to be served within the streatery.
The pilot is taking careful consideration to ensure all people, including those with mobility disabilities, will be able to access the businesses within the streatery. A temporary multi-use path will be outlined down the middle of the closed roadways and there will be designated ADA access to each business.
Since a streatery is new to Issaquah, we wanted to conduct a pilot with downtown businesses, who are physically constrained on outdoor seating options. If you are a restaurant or café located outside of downtown Issaquah that would like to consider other options to expand outdoor seating, please contact the Development Services Permitting Group to inquire about sidewalk café’s, parklets or use of your own private parking lot.
All people who want to walk or ride a bicycle are encouraged to do so to access any business within the streatery. Front Street and a portion of Alder Place will be closed to vehicle traffic but a 20 foot path will be provided down the middle of the roadways to allow people to access any business in downtown. Additional bike parking will also be available to provide more options to access the variety of downtown businesses.
If you choose to drive your vehicle to Downtown Issaquah, please note parking will be limited. Please see the downtown parking map to view available options.
There are lots of options for leaving your car at home or taking a Salmon Friendly Trip! The Route 200 bus circles through town and is free to ride. Issaquah also has lots of walking and biking trails or you can find a carpool or vanpool match on RideshareOnline. You can learn more on our Salmon Friendly Trips website.
Recology provides service for all of Issaquah. Call 425-837-1234 to set up service.
A great guide is available on the Recology website. You can also drop off various “hard to recycle” items at the Recology store in Gilman Village including household batteries, small appliances, electronics, latex paint, Styrofoam and more.
Compostable material includes food scraps and yard waste. A great guide is available on the Recology website.
At this time, there are no drop off locations for compost for residents that do not have service.
Studies have shown that simply reducing the speed limit does not slow down traffic, since drivers behavior is based on the characteristics of the roadway.
Using stop signs to control speeding, however, is ineffective because traffic will only slow or stop in the immediate vicinity of the stop sign. Oftentimes, speeds are actually higher between intersections to make up for the time lost for stopping.
Also, an approved tree removal permit is always required for the removal or alteration of landmark trees, defined as trees with a diameter at breast height (DBH) of greater than 30 inches. The City wants to emphasize the importance of retaining older large trees, so trees with a DBH of greater than 30 inches cannot be removed without an approved tree removal permit.
Multi-family and Commercial Properties - Any Significant Tree removal requires a permit.
Specifically this city code addresses pruning:
18.12.140 Landscape standards and specifications.J. Tree Pruning: 1. All pruning shall be done to the most recent National Arborist Association Standards: ANSI Z133.1 (2001) for safety factors and Z300 (part 1) for pruning. It is recommended that all pruning be done to Class I (Fine Pruning), Class II (Standard Pruning), or Class III (Hazard Pruning) standards. Class IV (Crown Reduction Pruning) shall only be done for the following reasons: a. Branches interfering with utility lines. (See FAQ regarding trees in utility lines) b. Significant crown die-back has occurred. c. Storm damage or prior incorrect pruning requires correction. 2. In no case is topping (the severe reduction of branches without consideration of the specifications for cutting back) allowed. 3. No more than twenty-five (25) percent of the total canopy may be removed unless approved by the City’s Horticulturist.
The City offers a one-time leak adjustment to your bill if you qualify. Qualification criteria and instructions for how to apply for the leak adjustment is available on the Leak Adjustment page.