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Frequently Asked Questions

Police

How can I obtain a copy of my criminal history?
How do I make a request for a Police Report?
How can I run a background check on someone else?
How do I get a Protection/Restraining Order on someone?
How do I obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)?
What forms of payment are accepted at the Wapato Police Department?
How do I get fingerprints done?
How do I find out about Registered Sex Offenders?
Does the City of Wapato have Animal Control?

Jail

What kind of mail can inmates receive?
Can I visit an inmate?
How do I put money on an inmate's books?
What can inmates use money put on their books for?
Can I phone an inmate housed in your facility?
When can I turn myself in?

POLICE

How can I obtain a copy of my criminal history?

Contact Washington State Patrol at their local office or at the Criminal History Identification Section at (360) 705-5100.

 

How do I make a request for a Police Report?

You may request a police report by filing out the Public Records Request Form available on our website and bringing it in, faxing or mailing it into the PD.  All requests will be responded to within 5 business days.  The fee for reports is 0.15 cents per page.

 

How can I run a background check on someone else?

Visit the WATCH website.

 

How do I get a Protection/Restraining Order on someone?

If protection is needed from someone who is related to you go to the Yakima County Superior Court Clerk’s office to file the necessary paperwork.  If the protection is needed from someone who is not related to you, go to the Yakima County District Court Office.  Both are located at 128 N. 2nd Street, Yakima Washington.

 

How do I obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)?

You must be 21 years of age or older on the date of application and live within the City limits of Wapato.  You will need to file out the application form and bring it with you along with the appropriate fee, which for new renewals is $52.50.  You will also need photo ID.  If you are a permanent resident you must bring your permanent resident card as well.

For a list of requirements to obtain a CPL please visit the Department of Licensing - Firearm Division. Your CPL is valid for 5 years.

 

What forms of payment are accepted at the Wapato Police Department?

We accept cash, money orders and credit or debit cards (with a 4.17% convenience fee).  No checks are accepted.

 

How do I get fingerprints done?

Call ahead to the Wapato Police Department at 509-877-4275 ext. 5 to ensure the jail is available to do your fingerprints.  There is a fee of $10 for the first card and $5 for each additional card which must be paid at the time you come to have your fingerprints done.  You may be turned away if the jail is unable to facilitate you upon your arrival due to safety reasons.

 

How do I find out about Registered Sex Offenders?

The community is entitled to know when Sex Offenders reside in their community to protect themselves and their children.  For information on a specific Sex Offender who is living in the City of Wapato visit our office.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is the official monitoring agency of all sex offenders.  For more detailed information on Sex Offenders.

 

Does the City of Wapato have Animal Control?

The City of Wapato contracts with the Yakima Humane Society for Animal Control Services.  If you live within the City of Limits of Wapato and require assistance from Animal Control please call our office at 509-877-4275 ext. 5 and a message will be left for the Animal Control Officer.  Please note the Animal Control Officer is not full time and is not available for non-emergency calls if they are not already in the City.

 


JAIL

What kind of mail can inmates receive?

Inmates can receive postcards only.  Money Orders may be sent in an envelope marked with the inmates name and no additional correspondence may be included in the envelope.

 

Can I visit an inmate?

Visitation occurs every Saturday and Sunday from 1-2 pm for Females and 2-3 pm for Males.  Visitation is first come first serve.

 

How do I put money on an inmate's books?

If you are in the area you can come into the Police Department and use the secure money machine located in the Jail Lobby (fees do apply).  You can also call 866-345-1884 or online at www.accesscorrections.com (fees do apply).    If you are out of the area you can mail a money order to the inmate c/o the Wapato City Jail.  Please see our mail restrictions above.  No checks will be accepted.

 

What can inmates use money put on their books for?

Inmates can use money on their books to purchase a variety of items on Commissary including food, hygiene and basic clothing items as well as phone cards.  For a complete list of available items please contact the jail.

 

Can I phone an inmate housed in your facility?

No.  Incoming phone calls are not allowed.  No messages are given to Inmates housed in this facility.

 

When can I turn myself in?

You must turn yourself in prior to 8:00 a.m. on the date you have been ordered to appear for your jail sentence. You must bring with you photo ID and your Court paperwork.

 

 

 

 

Contacts
City Hall
205 E 3rd Street
Wapato WA 98951
Tel. 509.877.2334
Fax 509.877.3979
City Council Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to all open public meetings of the City Council Regular and Work Session meetings. Both meetings are held at City Hall Council Chambers, 205 E Third Street, Wapato, WA. City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Council Work Sessions are informal and informational. They are just before City Council meetings starting as early as 6:00 pm.