The City Attorney provides legal advice and representation to the City Council, City Manager and City Departments. The City Attorney also administers the contract with a private law firm to provide prosecution services in King County District Court - Shoreline Division for violations of the Shoreline Municipal Code. This contract also includes domestic violence advocacy services provided by the Shoreline Domestic Violence Victim Coordinator. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am in a dispute with my neighbor and need legal assistance.
    The City Attorney’s office represents the City in legal matters and does not provide legal assistance to citizens, or become involved in neighborhood disputes. For help with your own personal situation, visit a lawyer in person or call a legal hotline. If you live in King County, you may call the King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Legal Clinics at (206) 267-7070 between 9:00 a.m. and noon, Monday – Thursday, to schedule a free half-hour of legal advice. For more information please see their website. For more legal resources, visit our How to Find Legal Help page.

  • I cannot make my court date, can I get a new court date?
    You can change your court date at the Shoreline Division of King County District Court, which is located at 18050 Meridian Avenue N in Shoreline. The Court is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call (206) 205-9200. For more information regarding King County District Court please visit their website.

  • I am having problems with my landlord, can you help?
    The City does not become involved in Landlord/Tenant issues. If you live in King County, you may call the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood legal Clinics at (206) 267-7070 between 9:00 a.m. and noon, Monday – Thursday, to schedule a free half hour of legal advice. For more information please see their website. For more information on the Landlord Tenant Act, visit the Tenants Union or WashingtonLawHelp.org. For more legal resources, visit our How to Find Legal Help page.