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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • City Hall

  • Community Development - Building

    • Can I get a fee estimate for my project?

    • Do I need a building permit?

    • How do I schedule an inspection?

    • What permits do I need to build a house in Redmond?

    • Where are the online applications for the Building Department?

    • Where can I locate a shed on my property?

  • Community Development - Business Licensing

  • Community Development - Code Compliance

    • Can I have chickens or other farm animals?

    • How do I file a code compliance complaint?

    • My neighbor has a junk car parked at the curb. Who do I call?

    • What are the rules on weeds?

  • Community Development - Planning

    • Can I build on the Dry Canyon?

    • How can I get permitting information online?

    • What is the City of Redmond's Fencing Code?

    • Where are the online applications for the Planning Department?

    • Where can I find my property zone designation, permit history, tax info and other property information?

    • Where can I find the development code for Redmond?

    • Where can I find the Zoning Map?

    • Where is the City of Redmond's Sign Code?

    • Where is the Pre-Development Review Application?

  • Community Development - Urban Renewal

  • Engineering

    • Do I need to make an appointment to see an Engineering staff member?

    • Where do I get copies of recorded Plat Maps?

    • Who do I call about dust control?

  • Human Resources

  • Police

    • Can I request a speed limit change on my street?

    • Do you have a list of police abbreviations and codes?

    • Does the Redmond Police Department do fingerprinting?

    • How can I become a Redmond police reserve officer?

    • How do I get a concealed handgun license (CHL)?

    • How do I get a restraining order?

    • How do I obtain copies of police reports?

    • How do I obtain licenses? (Taxi Licenses, Dog Licenses, Door-to-Door Solicitation Permit)?

    • How do I report a crime or get police services?

    • I need information and don't know who to call.

    • Is alcohol allowed at a private function in a city park?

    • My neighbor has a junk car parked at the curb. Who do I call?

    • We are going out of town. Is there any way that the Police can watch my house?

    • Where is the Deschutes County Justice Court?

  • Public Works - Cemetery

    • Can we have a Sunday burial service?

    • Does the City buy back cemetery plots?

    • How do I find out if someone is buried in the cemetery?

    • What are the costs for burials?

    • When can I schedule a burial?

  • Public Works - Parks

    • Do I need a permit for a party in the park?

    • Do I need a permit to plant, prune, or remove a tree?

    • Does the City spray for mosquitoes?

    • How do I reserve a city park?

    • Is alcohol allowed at a private function in a city park?

    • What are the rules on weeds?

    • Where do I get information about Parks & Recreation activities?

    • Where is the off-leash dog park?

  • Public Works - Streets

    • Can I request a speed limit change on my street?

    • Does the City make old sweeper brushes available to the public?

    • How do I adopt a street?

    • How do I go about requesting lights in my neighborhood?

    • How often does the street sweeper sweep my road?

    • My neighbor has a junk car parked at the curb. Who do I call?

    • The sidewalk in front of my house is need of repair. Who do I call?

    • What is a sharrow?

    • Where do I report potholes?

    • Where do I report street light outages?

    • Who do I call about dust control?

    • Why does the plow keep blocking my driveway with snow?

    • Why doesn’t the City plow my street in the winter?

  • Public Works - Wastewater

    • Does the City treat water entering the storm drains to remove contaminates?

    • How can I report illicit dumping to the storm system?

    • How do I order a sewer tap?

    • Schedule a tour of Wastewater facilities?

    • What are the city wastewater fees?

    • What can I put into the storm drains?

    • When do I need to clean out the grease interceptor at my restaurant?

    • Which items are not safe to flush or pour down my drain?

    • Who do I call if I have a sewer backup or an odor complaint?

    • Who will clean out the grease interceptor at my restaurant?

  • Public Works - Water

    • Does the City chlorinate the water?

    • Does the City of Redmond require backflow devices on all water services?

    • Does the City put fluoride in the water?

    • How do I find out what the water pressure is for my house?

    • How do I get a fire flow analysis?

    • How do I set up or change my water/sewer account?

    • What are the City irrigation regulations?

    • Where does City of Redmond water come from?

    • Who is responsible for testing backflow devices?

    • Why is my water cloudy?

  • Utility Billing

    • How do I pay my water bill?

    • How do I set up or change my water/sewer account?

    • Is it ok for me to use a fire hydrant for my building project?