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The City of Lakewood Legal Department handles all legal matters for the City. This includes managing legal documents, civil and criminal lawsuits, and all other legal matters pertaining to Lakewood.

Legal Department
City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW
Lakewood, Wa 98499

[email protected]

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Legal Department Functions:

Provide legal advice to the City Council, City Manager, and City departments as well as various boards, committees and commissions to ensure legally sound decisions in developing and carrying out City policies.

Prepare ordinances, resolutions, and related documents needed to carry out City policies and City Council decisions.

Civil Litigation:
Initiate or defend lawsuits and succeed with any litigation which cannot otherwise be avoided.

Criminal Prosecution:
Fairly and effectively prosecute all City criminal and traffic ordinances violations, including building and zoning code violations.

The City of Lakewood Legal Department only accepts legal service of documents via email ([email protected]) or service in person (6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood, WA). We do not accept service via fax.

City Clerk:
Designated Public Records Officer, City’s agent of service, and legislative and administrative support to the City Council.
City Clerk Page

Document and Information Management:
All aspects of information management include serving as a repository of the official legislative records, contracts, and records management of public records retention, disclosure, and disposition.

Administrative Process:
All aspects of administrative procedure, including public notice, bidding, administrative appeals, and representing the City in administrative hearings.