If you have received a Civil Fine or Notice & Order and request a hearing, you will be notified, well in advance, of the date and time of the hearing.
Hearings are held at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department every other month with a Hearing Examiner presiding.
You may request a Hearing within 15 days of parking fine being issued.
You may request a Hearing within 15 days of a fine or official Notice and Order being issued.
Animal Control Fines
You may request a Hearing within 15 days of receiving a fine for an Animal Violation.
Requesting a Court Hearing If you received a Notice of Infraction (Traffic Ticket), you may request a Court Hearing within 15 days from the date the ticket was issued. You need to check the box on the lower middle of the ticket that you want to either:
Mitigate the ticket. Mitigation means you agree that you committed the violation but there were circumstances that you want to explain to the Judge. OR
Contest the ticket. Contesting means that you do not believe you committed the violation and you wish to explain that to the Judge.
Requests for hearings may be mailed into or delivered in person to the Police Department. There is also a secured Payment Box outside the lobby for after-hours.
There are special instructions for Proof of Insurance tickets. After 15 days from the date the ticket was issued, or for all other questions about Court Proceedings you MUST contact the COURT for a response.