Public Defender

Apply for a Public Defender at either:
  • The Police Department Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • South District Court during Tuesday afternoon arraignments. 
Public Defender Applications
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:
  • Pay Stubs (2 most recent)
  • Social Security Insurance Award letter 
  • DSHS General Assistance Award Letter 
  • Tax Return (most current)
  • Savings/Checking Account Information
  • Child Support/Maintenance (Qualified Domestic Order)
  • Verification of Expenses: Rent Receipts, Utility Bills, Car Payments, etc. 
  • Employment Security Benefits Report (whether you are working or not)
  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    5906 232nd Street SW
    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


Note: The Employment Security Benefits Report is a “Data Mall Printout” that you can request from:
6405 218th St SW Suite 100
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 

You will need to provide your Social Security Number.

The standard that is used to determine eligibility is 125% of the National Poverty Guidelines.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Business Phone:

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For Emergencies:

Call 911