If you have an emergency, please call 911.
For more information, please visit the City of Seattle’s Emergency Resources and Preparedness page.
To report graffiti in the neighborhood, please call 206-684-7587. Be prepared to provide an address or a cross street and description of where the graffiti is located.
If you have spotted a vehicle parked for over 72 hours on a public street or city property, you have two ways you can report it. You can call the Abandoned Vehicle Hotline at 206-684-8763 or use the Seattle Police Department’s website Abandoned Vehicle Report Form. Be prepared to provide at least an address where the vehicle is located and a license plate number. If you know who the vehicle belongs to, and they are a neighbor, consider asking them politely about the vehicle before getting the police involved.
If you spot a burnt out streetlight or one that is flickering, Seattle City Light is very good about fixing them quickly if you provide the right information. The pole supporting the bad streetlight will have a number on it. The numbers are usually yellow letters on a black plate, a couple of feet above your head. The number is like an address for that pole. Write down the number and street, then call 206-684-7056. You can also report streetlight problems on City Light’s web site.
Building/Housing Code Violations
The city’s Department of Planning and Development Enforcement Division can help you if you spot violations of building permits, illegal uses, junk storage, noxious weed growth, and failure to keep minimum housing standards. You can contact them by phone at 206-615-0808. They also have a web site you can use to report problems.
Community policing contact information
Do you have a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood you want to bring to the attention of the Seattle Police Department? You can contact the North Precinct Community Police Team member assigned to your section of the Maple Leaf neighborhood.
Seattle Police Department North Precinct Information
Maple Leaf is located in the city’s largest police precinct. We share one precinct headquarters with all the other neighborhoods north of the ship canal. The officers and staff of the North Precinct do a fabulous job with limited human resources.
Snow and Adverse Weather
When the white stuff falls, the Seattle Department of Transportation has a specific set of streets they’ve committed to plowing and sanding. These generally correspond to bus routes. See a map of the planned plowing routes.
For Seattle Metro service updates during specific weather events, click here. When using Metro in the snow, please recognize that drivers are sometimes forced to shut their buses down mid-route due to adverse conditions. This means you should be prepared with weather-suitable clothing and, especially, shoes in case you have to hoof it farther than you expect.