Records and FAQ's

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To obtain a POLICE report:

Contact the Kelso Police Department front counter 201 South Pacific Avenue or call (360) 423-1270. Requests for police reports can be made in person, via phone or via email to A Records Request Form will need to be filled out. Requests may take up to 5 days for processing. The first 10 pages of black and white copies are free.  Any additional pages are $.15 each.

The Records Office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The following information is necessary to identify and locate requested police reports:

  • Report Number (if available)
  • Name of parties involved.
  • Location of the incident.
  • Date and time of the incident.

To obtain a copy of a WSP collision report or to report a collision when an officer did not respond, visit

To obtain a copy of a dispatch record (call for service, audio, etc..), please visit



The Kelso Police Department does fingerprinting for people who reside within the city limits of Kelso.

Dates and times of fingerprinting:
  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Wednesdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Bring with you:
  • Washington State picture ID with your current address and a fingerprint card.
  • There is a $10.00 fingerprinting fee.


Other FAQ's

Q. Where can I get a restraining/protection/anti-harassment order?

Q. An abandoned vehicle has been sitting in front of my house for several days, who do I call?

  • A. Contact the City Kelso Community Development Department. This is located at 203 South Pacific Avenue, 2nd floor, or call 423-9922

Q. Where do I go to pay my traffic citation?

Q. There is a stray cat or dog at my house, what should I do?

Q. Do I need a permit to burn outdoors?


For more information please call us for non-emergencies at 360-423-1270.