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City Departments and Services

The City of Renton, Washington is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington.  The 2013 population in Renton is 95,540, ranking 8th in the State in size.

From keeping the streets clean and maintained to working with families and businesses to issue building permits, city staff are committed to ensuring that Renton is a great place to live and work. To complete the work planned by the city each year, the efforts of more than 700 employees are organized into various departments to ensure smooth operations. Further, ensuring that city government achieves the mission, policies and guidelines adopted by the Renton City Council is the responsibility of the Executive Department.  Top priorities are providing a healthy and welcoming atmosphere where citizens want to live and raise families, promoting strong neighborhoods and citywide economic development, and maintaining services to current residents while welcoming annexations areas that desire to become part of the City of Renton.

Who does what at the City

Executive Department

The Executive Department includes the Mayor's Office, Communications Division and Public Affairs.

City Attorney

The City Attorney provides legal counsel to the City on a variety of issues.

Community and Economic Development (CED)

The Department of Community and Economic Development (CED) supports business development while enhancing the quality of life in the community.  Divisions include Administration, Economic Development, Development Services, Strategic and Current Planning.

Community Services

The Community Services Department provides leisure time activities and Human Services Programs. This includes maintaining parks, trails and offers a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages. The department operates and maintains city and parks buildings, the city owned golf course, the Renton History Museum and provides leadership for city-wide events that celebrate the quality of life that Renton citizens enjoy.

Finance and Information Technology

The Finance Department manages all the city's financial activity, produces the City's annual operating budget, and manages the day to day maintenance operations of the city's voice and data network technology.  The Utility Billing office handles billing for the City's water, sewer and garbage services.

Fire and Emergency Services

The Fire and Emergency Services Department provides emergency services to the citizens, ranging from fighting fires to preparing for disasters. 

Human Resources and Risk Management

The Human Resources and Risk Management Department handles all hiring and staffing issues. 

Police Department

Police officers work very diligently to protect life and property, assist in the suppression of crime, apprehend criminals and enforce laws.  Programs include animal control, block watch programs, crime prevention tips, a domestic violence advocate, K-9 program, crime-reports, and the city jail.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department plans and supports the infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing city.  This includes Maintenance Services, Transportation Systems and Utility Systems.  Streets, sidewalks, bridges, water, wastewater, surface water and road maintenance are included.  This department also manages the 6th busiest airport  in the state of Washington. The Renton Airport is used predominately by single-engine piston aircraft, and ranks among the top six airports in the State of Washington in terms of aircraft landings and takeoffs. The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, located adjacent to the airport, manufactures Boeing 737 aircraft and uses the airport for their initial flights.