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The questions below are the most common questions people ask when they contact the court.

For general information use the following numbers:

  • Superior Court - (206) 477-1400
  • Clerk's Office (for filing documents and getting copies of court records) - (206) 296-9300
  • Family Court - (206) 477-1500
  • Juvenile Court (if your child has been arrested) - (206) 296-9500

To contact a particular program office, use THIS PHONE DIRECTORY.

To contact a specific judge or commissioner, use THIS PHONE DIRECTORY.

For criminal cases:

If you have been arrested and want to know when to appear in court, contact the Prosecuting Attorney's Records Office.

  • Seattle (if you live in Seattle or north of I-90): (206) 296-9480
  • Kent (if you live south of Seattle and I-90): (206) 205-7485

For civil cases:

  • If you know the assigned judge's name, contact the court directly using the Judge and Commissioner Directory.
  • If you do NOT know the assigned judge's name, call the Clerk's Office at (206) 296-9300.

For family law cases:

  • Call the Clerk's Office at (206) 296-9300.

Step 1: Check your court paperwork. Does it tell you where to appear?

Step 2: If you are confused or have questions, call the Superior Court Clerk's Office at (206) 296-9300.

Step 3: Visit the following webpages to find street addresses and directions to court facilities:

  • King County Courthouse (Seattle). If you are an adult and live in Seattle or north of I-90, your court matter probably will be heard here.
  • Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent). If you are an adult and live south of Seattle and I-90, your court matter probably will be heard here.
  • Youth Services Center (Seattle). If your child is under 18 and has been arrested, your child's court matter probably will be heard here.
  • Involuntary Treatment Act Court (Seattle). If the court is considering a petition to commit your loved one to psychiatric care, you probably will come here.
Superior Court believes that the court must be open and accessible to everyone. Warrants for arrest may not be executed in any courtroom (unless ordered by the judge) and warrants for arrest are discouraged in the courthouse (unless the public’s safety is at immediate risk). For more information, please read the Superior Court Policy on Immigration Enforcement in Courtrooms.

Contact the Superior Court Clerk's Office at (206) 296-9300.

Contact the Superior Court Clerk's Office at (206) 296-9300.

The main phone number for the Clerk's Office is (206) 296-9300.

Please visit the Jury Department webpage. It has answers to the most frequently asked questions about jury service, including how to postpone your service or request an exemption. If you do not find the answer to your question on the webpage, you may email Greg.Wheeler@kingcounty.gov or call the Jury Services office at (206) 477-1319.

You must go through your sentencing judge to have your court record expunged. If you don't know who your sentencing judge is, contact the Clerk's Office at (206) 296-9300. Details on the process involved in expunging your record can be found on the Washington Courts website.

Contact King County District Court at (206) 205-9200 or the municipal court (e.g., Seattle Municipal Court) that is responsible for your ticket. The Seattle Municipal Court can be reached at (206) 684-5600.

Contact King County District Court at (206) 205-9200 or the municipal court (e.g., Seattle Municipal Court) that is responsible for your ticket. The Seattle Municipal Court can be reached at (206) 684-5600.

Click here for a list of Superior Court Judges and Commissioners who perform weddings.

Contact King County District Court at (206) 205-9200.

Contact the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office at (206) 296-9000.

Contact the King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at (206) 267-7010 or visit their webpage. Information about free and low-cost legal services also is available on the Don't Have an Attorney? webpage.

Contact the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 296-4190 or visit this webpage.

Contact the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 296-4190 or visit this webpage.

Contact the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 296-4190 or visit this webpage.