Municipal Court

Lake Forest Park Municipal Court is organized under RCW 3.50 as a limited jurisdiction court to hear misdemeanor crimes and civil infractions committed within its geographical boundaries.  

The presiding judge is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for a four-year term.

Judge Linda Portnoy was first appointed in July 1998 to fill an unexpired term.

  1. January 2020 Juror Announcement

    All jurors summoned for jury duty between January 7-10, 2020 have been excused from jury duty. Thank you.
  2. New LiveChat Feature!

    The municipal court now has a new LiveChat feature on its website! Hours of availability are 10am - 4pm, Monday through Friday.


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