Public Defender

Apply for a Public Defender at Either:


  • South District Court during Tuesday afternoon arraignments
  • Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200
    Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Methods of Verification


Approval and appointment of a Public Defender depends upon your income. You will need to submit an application and proof of income and expenses. Paperwork you should bring as proof includes (1 or 2 items from the list below):
  • Pay Stubs (2 most recent)
  • Social Security Insurance Award letter 
  • DSHS General Assistance Award Letter (EBT)
  • Employment Security Benefits Report* (whether you are working or not), www.esd.wa.gov
  • Tax Return (most current)
  • Savings/Checking Account Information/Statement
  • Qualified Domestic Order (Child Support Enforcement Receiving)
  • Verification of Expenses: Rent Receipts, Utility Bills, Car Payments, etc. 
*Note: The Employment Security Benefits Report is a “Data Mall Printout” that you can request from:
     Worksource
     6405 218th Street SW, Suite 100
     Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 
     425-412-6867

You will need to provide your Social Security Number.

The standard that is used to determine eligibility is 125% of the National Poverty Guidelines.

Hours


Mountlake Terrace City Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Business Phone:


425-776-1161