Legal Department

City Attorney

The City Attorney represents the City of Longview in all courts, advises the City Manager, City department heads and City Council


  • City contracts
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Ordinances and resolutions and other documents are drafted by the City Attorney

Criminal Division

The assistant Criminal Division prosecutes the following offenses:

  • Civil traffic infractions where the driver has requested a contested hearing
  • Humane Society civil infractions and Longview Public Library civil infractions
  • Longview Municipal Code civil infractions
  • Misdemeanor criminal offenses that occur within the Longview city limits and where the defendant has pleaded "not guilty" at arraignment

Longview Municipal Court services are provided through a contract with Cowlitz County District Court.