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.
Notice: Modified Operations
In the interest of public health during the COVID-19 outbreak, Lake Forest Park Municipal Court has modified court operations. The court will reschedule all out of custody court hearings. The court window will be closed. Staff in the court clerk’s office will be available by telephone, and both mail and email will be received.
Notice of rescheduled hearings from the court will be sent via US mail. If your mailing address needs to be updated with the court, please call us at (206) 364-7711. If you have a hearing set for video court, you will receive notice of the Zoom call-in number and conference PIN.
Probation appointments will be conducted via telephone. The defendant is required to contact his/her probation officer at any scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by the Probation Officer.
Jury service for the May and June jury terms have been cancelled.
A complete list of the court modifications is detailed in the Administrative Order No. 07 signed by the Presiding Judge on May 26, 2020.
Watch Virtual Courtroom
Members of the public may observe proceedings by entering the virtual courtroom. Video stream is only available while court is live.
If you are scheduled for a hearing, you will receive information attached to your summons or notice of hearing with instructions to join a zoom meeting or call. If you are having issues with Zoom, please inform the court clerk using the LiveChat function located on the right side of this website.
For technical Zoom help, please click the following link:
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