City Attorney

The City Attorney’s Office provides legal counsel and related services to the City. These services include legal advice to the City Council, City Manager, and City Departments, as well as various advisory boards, commissions, and committees, to ensure the development and implementation of legally sound City policies and programs.

The Lacey City Attorney’s office is also responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanors and infractions resulting from citations by Lacey Police Officers, Joint Animal Service Officers, and Code Enforcement Personnel. The Thurston County District Court schedules court activities.

Thurston County District Court provides municipal court services to the City of Lacey. This includes criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, infractions, and parking infraction violations of City codes.

Visit the Thurston County District Court for more information about:

  • Court and customer service hours
  • How to address your court case without coming to court
  • District Court news
  • Court information
  • Jury Duty information

Thurston County District Court is located in Building 3 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW.

To Pay a Fine

Lacey Violations Bureau accepts payments for parking and traffic infraction violations, and non-criminal offenses for which you cannot go to jail. Payments are also accepted during business hours at Lacey City Hall.

Services

FAQs

Lacey Violations Bureau accepts payments for parking and traffic infraction violations, and non-criminal offenses for which you cannot go to jail. Payments are accepted during business hours at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Lacey

The City of Lacey contracts with Thurston County for use of court facilities. Thurston County District Court is located at: 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 3, Olympia, WA 98502-6080, Telephone: (360) 786-5450, FAX: (360) 786-3359

Taxes and Fees

Thurston County District Court schedules court dates. If you are unable to remember your court date, contact district court by calling (360) 786-5450.

If you failed to appear, a warrant was likely issued for your arrest. You need to either turn yourself in to law-enforcement, or utilize the “add-on” calendar at district court.

To be on the calendar, you must show up at district court by 8:30 a.m. on either a Tuesday or Thursday and ask to be added on

You cannot “drop charges.” The City Attorney’s office prosecutes charges on behalf of the citizens of the City of Lacey. If you are a victim of a crime and you do not wish to pursue the charges that have been filed, please contact the Victim Advocate at (360) 786-5540, ext. 7202.

The Victim Advocate can be contacted at (360) 786-5540, ext. 7202. The Victim Advocate responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence crimes in an empowering and proactive manner. Most victims have never been involved with the criminal justice process and do not know what to expect. The Victim Advocate is here to help.

A “pre-disposition” NCO will last for as long as the matter is pending in court. Once a matter has been resolved, any “post-disposition” NCO will typically last for an additional two years. In limited circumstances NCO’s can be modified or rescinded. This action requires a judicial order and must be requested in court and granted by a judge. The request can be made at a scheduled court hearing or on the add-on calendar.

If you received a traffic infraction, you must respond within 15 days from the date issued. Check the appropriate box on the ticket labeled “Contest Hearing. I want to contest (challenge) this infraction. I did not commit the infraction. Please send me a court date, and I promise to appear on that date. The state must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that I committed the infraction. I know I can require (subpoena) witnesses, including the officer who wrote the ticket, to attend the hearing. The court will tell me how to request a witness’s appearance. I understand this will go on my driving record if I lose and ‘traffic’ is checked on the front.” Be sure to sign and date the bottom of the Notice of Infraction, and submit to the Violations Bureau within the time frame allowed.

Persons serving jail time for crimes committed in Lacey are housed at one of the following locations:

Nisqually Corrections
11702 Yelm Hwy SE
Olympia, WA 98513

Phone: (360) 459-9603
http://www.nisqually-nsn.gov/index.php/administration/tribal-services/public-safety/department-corrections/

Thurston County Corrections Facility
Building 3, Main Courthouse Complex
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: (360) 786-5510
https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/sheriff/bureau-corrections-roster-search.asp