How do I find a private attorney?
How may I find assistance with a neighborhood dispute?
Where can I submit consumer complaints, and/or find assistance with issues I am experiencing with my landlord or tenant?
Contact State Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection at 206.464.6684, or online.
Civil Related FAQs:
Where can I voice my concerns about City legislation?
To voice concerns regarding legislation, members of the public may attend public council meetings. They are held every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., except in August and December
Where can I report a possible code violation?
Where can I find a copy of the Bellevue City Code?
Where can I find a signed copy of a resolution or ordinance?
Does the City Attorney's Office have internship/externship opportunities for law students?
Yes. The Civil Division of the City Attorney's Office accepts applicants for internships and externships.
The Civil Division of the City Attorney’s Office provides legal services, advice, and representation to the City Council, City Manager, Boards and Commissions and all City departments on a variety of topics including general municipal law, land use, public records, employment law, contracts, government procedure and general litigation.
Student interns/externs will work under supervision on varied assignments such as, conducting legal research, writing memoranda, drafting code provisions/legislation, and motions/briefs, conducting interviews, assisting with administrative hearings and meeting with clients.
This internship/externship will provide students with an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the practice of law and familiarity with a broad range of municipal law topics, general property, torts, contracts and government procedure.
Sponsor’s Application materials: Resume, cover letter, transcript, two (2) references, and brief writing sample. Interested persons can e-mail materials to CityAttorney@Bellevuewa.gov
Minimum Hours: Summer ○ 17 hours/week
Fall/Spring ○ 11 hours/week
Accepting Externs: ○ Summer ○ Fall ○ Spring
Course Prerequisites: Completed two (2) full years of law school.
Prosecution Related FAQs:
Where can I report a non-emergency crime?
Why is my case heard in the King County District Court instead of a municipal court?
The City of Bellevue does not have a municipal court. Under state law, a municipality may have its own municipal court or contract with another jurisdiction for court services. The City of Bellevue has elected to contract with the King County District Court for court services.
Can I have an infraction reduced?
Prosecutors have the discretion to negotiate cases. Such negotiations may result in a reduction. The judge also may be willing to reduce the fine. However, there is no guarantee that a case will be reduced. It depends on the facts and circumstances.
How do I contact the District Court?
They can be reached at:
1309 114th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
What types of cases are handled in District Court?
Only misdemeanor cases are handled by the District Court. All felonies and juvenile cases are handled by the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
I have a warrant for my arrest issued out of District Court. What can I do?
ou will need to contact the court at 206-205-9200 to make arrangements to have your warrant quashed. You may have your warrant quashed at any district court location in King County.
Where do I go if want to file charges against someone?
If it is an emergency contact 911. Otherwise, if the crime occurred in Bellevue, you should contact the Bellevue Police Department.
The Bellevue PD is located at:
450 110th Ave NE,
Bellevue, WA 98004
How do I obtain a copy of my driving record?
You will need to contact the Department of Licensing. Their Bellevue office is located at:
13133 Bel Red Rd,
Bellevue, WA 98005
You can also visit their website.