Police Department Public Records Request
To submit a Public Records Request for the Police Department, including requesting copies of Police Reports, please visit this page.
Copy of an Accident Report
Accident reports may be obtained through Crashlogic website for a service fee of $16.00 per report.
Accident reports for collisions that occurred on or after May 16th, 2018 may be obtained through CrashDocs website for a service fee of $10.00 per report. Reports are generally available within 24-48 business hours.
You may also request a copy of an Accident Report at the Police Department for a fee of $10.00.
Criminal History Checks
You may contact the Washington State Patrol WATCH program to obtain criminal history information. The Police Department does not give out criminal history information.
If you are inquiring about a warrant, you must contact the court that would have issued the warrant. The Police Department does not give out information on outstanding warrants.
NOTE: City Hall is currently CLOSED. Applications must be mailed to the PO Box below: Attention Mick Horton or call 425-744-6224.
Apply for a Public Defender Either at:
- South District Court during Tuesday afternoon arraignments, or
- Mountlake Terrace City Hall, 23204 58th Avenue W
- PO Box 72 Mountlake Terrace, 98043
- 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), view the Employment Security Benefits Report
- 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:
18009 Highway 99, Suite #A
Lynnwood, WA 98037
You will need to provide your Social Security Number.
The standard that is used to determine eligibility is 125% of the National Poverty Guidelines.
You may pay fines by check, cash or credit or debit card during business hours. There is a secure Violations Payment box outside of the lobby for after-hours for payments.
Tickets must be paid within 15 days from the date they were issued.
Proof of Insurance
If you received a ticket for not having Proof of Insurance, and you had insurance at the time that you were stopped, you may provide proof of insurance and pay a $25 administrative fee.
If you received a ticket for another traffic violation AND for not having Proof of Insurance, but were insured at the time you were stopped, you may bring proof of insurance to the Police Department and:
- Pay the fine amount for the other traffic violation AND a $25 Administrative fee, OR
- Pay the $25 Administrative Fee and request a hearing for the other violation
You may also request a court hearing for both violations with or without showing proof of insurance.
If you did NOT have Insurance at the time that you were stopped, you may pay the fine or request a court hearing.
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.
South District Court
20520 68th Avenue W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
View more information concerning violations/tickets.