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Most King County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, 2017, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  
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E-Filing for Civil Phase 1 cases is now live. Initial Civil Phase I launch includes only cases initiated with a civil summons and complaint; filing of a foreign judgment; filing of a money judgment from a district or municipal court; petition to challenge a drug based property forfeiture or a petition for the return of animals.

To see behind the scenes of our new Case Management System (CMS), and all of the upgrades we are making to enhance public access, watch this video about our project.

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Effective August 15, 2017: Small Claims filing fees will increase to $29.00. This new increase is a result of King County Ordinance 18545 which increased the Small Claims Dispute Resolution Surcharge from $11 to $15. This surcharge funds dispute resolution centers which provide affordable mediation and conflict resolution services.
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.

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Phone: 206-205-9200
Toll Free:800-325-6165 Option 1
Fax: 206-296-0596

 

Office of the Presiding Judge
King County District Court
516 Third Ave, Rm W-1034
Seattle, WA 98104

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