Contact Information
City Attorney
Renton, WA 98057
425-430-6498

The City Attorney’s Office represents and provides legal advice to the mayor, city council, administration and boards and commissions that make up the municipal government of the City of Renton.

The duties of the office include:

  • Preparing legislation

  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents

  • Representing the City in litigation

  • Prosecuting criminal cases in Renton Municipal Court

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive legal advice from the City Attorney's Office?

No. The City Attorney’s Office does not provide legal advice to citizens of Renton or members of the general public.

Who can receive legal advice from the City Attorney's Office?

The City Attorney’s Office represents and provides legal advice to the mayor, city council, administration and the boards and commissions that make up the municipal government of the City of Renton.

The duties of the City Attorney's Office include:

  • Preparing legislation,
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents,
  • Representing the City in litigation, and
  • Prosecuting criminal cases in the Renton Municipal Court.

How do I contact my public defender?

The City of Renton works with the Law Offices of Cayce and Grove, or other attorneys in special cases.

If you are a defendant on a criminal case and have been appointed a public defender in the Renton Municipal Court, you will be redirected by our office to speak with your appointed attorney at:

Law Office of Cayce and Grove 
22443 SE 240th St, Suite 101
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: (425) 255-0603 or (425) 430-6549
Fax: (425) 277-5060
Email: publicdefender@caycegrove.com

How can I contact the Domestic Violence Victim Advocate?

The Renton Police Department has a domestic violence victim advocate to provide assistance to victims who live within Renton's city limits.

The advocate can provide the victim(s) with:

  • Safety Planning and Problem Solving
  • Domestic Violence Prevention and Education
  • Protection Orders
  • Emergency Hotel Shelter (short term)
  • Food and Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Interpreter Services

The Domestic Violence Victim Advocate is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm on the second floor of the Police Department.

Advocate Phone: (425) 430-6654 or Email.

How can I request discovery?

If you are represented by an attorney, please contact your attorney directly.

If you are not represented by an attorney, please see below for your discovery request options:

  1. Mail: please be sure to include a return envelope with sufficient postage for your request.

    City Attorney's Office
    Prosecution Division
    1055 South Grady Way
    Renton, WA 98057

  2. Fax: You may fax your discovery request to (425) 430-6498.

  3. Email: Contact the City Attorney's Office to determine which attorney is working on your case. 

If you are looking for specific forms, please see the Renton Municipal Court forms page for the most up to date forms.

What is the general court calendar schedule?

Please contact the Renton Municipal Court directly for specific scheduling and/or court date/time information.

Below is only a general court calendar schedule:

Mondays

  • 8 a.m. - Arraignment
  • 11 a.m. - In-Custody

Tuesdays

  • 8:15 a.m. - Readiness
  • 8:30 a.m. - Mitigation
  • 11 a.m. - In-Custody
  • 1 p.m. Pre-Trial
  • 2:30 p.m. - Motion

How do I contact SCORE Jail?

Phone: (206) 257-6200

Address:
20817 17th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00pm

Websitehttps://www.scorejail.org/

SCORE Jail Inmate Rosterhttps://inmateroster.scorejail.org/InmateLookup/.

How do I find or change my court date?

Please contact the Renton Municipal Court.

How do I pay my court fines?

Who do I contact to complain about a code violation?

Contact code compliance for the following violations:

  • Garbage, trash, and accumulated debris
  • Noxious weeds
  • Abandoned vehicles (on private property)
  • Unlicensed and inoperative vehicles stored on private property
  • Commercial vehicles parked in a residential zone
  • Structures built within setbacks
  • Signs placed in the right-of-way
  • Illegal signs on private and public property
  • Fences over 6 ft in residential zones
  • Fences over 4 ft in residential front yards
  • Fences in disrepair
  • Tree branches hanging low over sidewalks or streets, vegetation growing onto or over sidewalks
  • Construction or grading without the proper permit
  • Vacant buildings open to unauthorized entry
  • Basketball hoops on the sidewalk or street
  • Illegal operation of business in a residential zone
  • Businesses operating without a business license or proper permits
  • Activities not in compliance with current zoning regulations

Complaints can be filed by phone (425-430-7373), email or online.

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