Police Station & Municipal Court Replacement Facility Project


For more than 20 years, the Police and Municipal Court staff have worked in buildings with numerous deficiencies that do not support modern law enforcement or appropriate accommodations for judicial services. A 2014 study concluded that the facilities are a seismic risk, lack security, and are outdated for conducting effective and essential civic services.  

In early 2020, the City purchased a building and property at 8804 Madison Avenue N. for $8.975 million as the future Police-Court facility site. The property includes a 3.13-acre parcel and an existing two-story building with approximately 18,000 square feet of space.  In April 2022, the City Council approved a construction contract in the amount of $7,570,449 and in June the community celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony. 

If you are considering responding to the Call for Artists for the City of Bainbridge Island Police Court Facility to be located at 8804 Madison Avenue, please join us for an on-site opportunity to view the site on Tuesday, February 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


May 19 - Construction of the Police and Municipal Court Facility continues with the plumbing and mechanical system rough-ins completed. The dry-wall and door frame construction have begun, and technology conduit installation will continue over the next few weeks. Exterior wall work and the remaining roofing will begin next week.

At the May 23 City Council Regular Business meeting, Council will review and determine a name for the new Police/Court Facility. Six names were suggested by the ad hoc naming committee from public input.

During March 2023, the Contractor continued to make progress on the Police and Municipal Court Facility in March, with steel stud partition wall framing almost complete. Additionally, rough-in plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC), and technology conduit is anticipated to wrap up in April, followed by drywall in early May. While construction is proceeding, the city’s project management team is working with the police and court staff to finalize the purchase order for the building furniture.  The project schedule still anticipates completion in mid-fall 2023.


December 2022- The Police and Court Facility construction continued through the holiday, with the west addition stairwell and covered impound area exterior framing almost completed.  The stairwell will serve as the primary access for officers and other police support staff.  Structural framing throughout the remainder of the building is also nearing completion, and partition wall framing is expected to start in January.  Staff will be reviewing samples of paint, carpet and furniture selections in preparation for material purchase in February. Overall, construction progress is on-schedule for opening in fall 2023. 

See pictures to the right, the west addition stair well and police access area with exterior framing and sheathing complete and interior of west addition stairwell; new covered impound area in rear of building

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December 9, 2022

The new addition subfloor and framing is underway on the newly completed foundation and footings at the west end of the building. 

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The City of Bainbridge Island fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues in all programs and activities.  Those requiring disability accommodations, please contact the City Clerk at 206-842-2545 or email.