City Attorney Services

The City Attorney’s Office provides legal counsel and representation to the Mayor, City Council, and City staff, and also is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal offenses committed in the City. It does not provide general legal services to members of the public. The office may be contacted for information related to the below listed items.

  • Claims – Addressing claims against the City of Bellingham (please contact our Main Office)
  • Victims and Witnesses – Advocacy, referrals, and information for victims and witnesses involved with matters before the Municipal Court (please contact our Criminal Division)
  • Public Records Requests – Request access to or copies of public records


We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.