Municipal Court

  1. March Jury Duty is CANCELLED

    Jury Duty for March, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2024, is cancelled. Jurors, we look forward to your willingness to serve in the future. Thank you!
  2. Is YOUTH COURT right for me?

    Are you 16 or 17 years old and recently received a driving citation? Are you looking for an opportunity to keep your driving record clean? Go to the GREEN COLUMN on the left side of this page and scroll down to YOUTH COURT for more information.
  3. Photo Enforcement Infraction? Please read!

    If you have received a photo enforcement infraction, please continue reading before responding or calling the court. Read on...

Our Mission: 

Lake Forest Park Municipal Court is dedicated to the fair and impartial administration of justice and equal access for all individuals. The court is committed to serving with respect, competence, and efficiency. 

What the Court Handles:

The Municipal Court, organized under RCW 3.50, is as a limited jurisdiction court authorized to hear misdemeanors crimes and civil infractions committed within its geographical boundaries.

Misdemeanors: Crimes where the maximum sentence is 90 days in jail and $1,000 fine.

Gross Misdemeanors: Crimes that carry a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine, including offenses such as driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, theft, and trespass.

Infractions: Acts that are prohibited by law but are not legally defined as a crime such as parking tickets and traffic or non-traffic infractions.

Disclaimer

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