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District Court Services

Serving the citizens of King County

Office of the Presiding Judge
King County District Court
W-1034 King County Courthouse
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-205-9200
Fax: 206-296-0596


Spam alert

A fraudulent email is being widely distributed around the U.S. with the subject line “Urgent court notice NR#73230” (or another random number) that claims the receiver is scheduled to appear in “the court of Washington” on January 17. The receiver is then instructed to open the attached court notice and read it thoroughly, and is warned about not appearing. This is a “malware” email and will download a virus to your computer if you open the attachment. Please delete the email immediately without opening it. This email did not originate with the Administrative Office of the Courts or any Washington courts, and neither AOC nor the Judicial Information System (JIS) have been impacted in any way. For some useful information and tips, visit the FBI E-Scams and Warnings site at

Jury alert 

A caller who claims to be with the county Sheriff’s Office has been telling citizens that they were summoned to jury duty but failed to appear and therefore have been fined. Some people have been told the fine is $1,000. THIS IS A SCAM AND NOT TRUE!

No one from the Sheriff’s Office or the court would call and ask for payment of a jury fine over the phone. Anyone who does not respond to a summons would be given a chance to explain his or her nonappearance to a judge before any fine is imposed.

District Court OnLine Records Now Available -Español

King County District Court cases filed after January 1, 2005 are available in digital format on this site for a fee of 25 cents per page or they can be viewed at no cost at any one of our district court locations. Document processing times vary, therefore, if you do not see the document you are looking for, please check back later. To view records online using this site, you will need to establish a user account with a valid e-mail address and you will need to use either a credit card or eCheck for payment. To create a new account click "Create New User" in the logon box. If you have an account, please enter your e-mail address and password to begin.

A service charge of $1.49 for eCheck or credit card payments will be added. King County contracts with Link2Gov for all credit card transactions. Link2Gov charges a convenience fee which will be added during the document check out process. Link2Gov is not an office or department of King County government.

To access the site, click here.

Serving the citizens of King County

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The King County District Court mission is to serve the public by providing an accessible forum for the fair, efficient, and understandable resolution of civil and criminal cases while maintaining an atmosphere of respect for the dignity of all individuals.

Our vision is to be the preferred forum in King County for the resolution of all cases of limited jurisdiction and to provide the highest quality of justice by:

  • Protecting the public safety by providing resources to hold convicted offenders accountable for their actions,
  • Working as an independent branch of government with other units of government to achieve common goals,
  • Making effective use of taxpayers’ resources,
  • Continuously ascertaining and responding to the needs and expectations of all Court users,
  • Providing a uniform and predictable level of service,
  • Providing efficient, convenient, and safe facilities,
  • Seeking out and using modern technology and equipment,
  • Serving as the coordinator for all the services necessary for an effective judicial system,
  • Maintaining a diverse and professional workforce,
  • Maintaining sentencing options and sentence offenders appropriately,
  • Educating the justice system community, legislative, and executive agencies, and public about the court, and
  • Respecting the diversity of the community.

In support of our mission and vision, the King County District Court has facilities throughout the county to better serve community needs.

For more information about forms, court rules and State laws, visit the King County Law Library (external link).

ALERT - Civil Ex Parte Update:

Effective 1/1/2011 - all District Court civil ex parte orders, including "walk-ins", are subject to a $20 civil ex parte fee. RCW 3.62.060 (9) To access GAO 10-123, click here