Living in Newcastle
We welcome you to Newcastle, and want your experience living here to be as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. Here we give you quick access to both practical information and information about ways to enjoy your city's amenities. Visit the utilities page for contacts for essential services like garbage removal, water and sewer service and electricity. If you just moved here, you will need to license your dog or cat, who is also an important resident to us. Get information on pet licensing on this page. Voting in Washington State is by mail. Find out more about how this works on the voting and elections page.
Keeping the community safe is one of the city's top priorities. Newcastle Police are committed to preventative measures that can be taken through communication with residents. If you are on vacation, let police know to keep an eye out by signing up for a vacation house check.
Newcastle is known for its unique network of trails, parks and green spaces. Explore our parks and trails before you head out at this link. Newcastle's Lake Boren Park often becomes a spectacular venue for city events such as the Fourth at the Lake celebration and Concerts in the Park. Check out city events on this page. When city events are not happening at the park, two park shelters can be rented for your event. Find out more on renting park shelters here.
City Hall and Government
City staff is here to serve you at Newcastle City Hall, found within the downtown area. Click this link for more information about City Hall. The City of Newcastle purchased its City Hall building in 2016 as a sound long-term financial decision benefitting residents. City officials and staff manage finances in a way that promotes the long-term viability of Newcastle. Get more information on finances on this page. Many services, such as scheduling of development inspections, can be performed online but can also be accomplished by visiting City Hall.