Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Court
The Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Court at Harborview Medical Center handles petitions for court-ordered mental health treatment which is not part of a criminal case. Under Washington Law, mentally disordered persons may be civilly committed to hospital or treatment settings, if a Superior Court judicial officer (judge or commissioner) finds that they pose a threat to themselves or others due to exhibited symptoms of mental illness. Each year roughly 4000 involuntary commitment petitions are filed in King County Superior Court.
Please Note: This court is not the same as King County District Court's Mental Health Court or Seattle Municipal Court's Mental Health Court. Those courts handle criminal cases. Superior Court handles civil commitments.
Contact / Visit the ITA Court
- To check in for a hearing or if you have been issued a subpoena, please call the Court Manager at 206-744-7774.
- To obtain records of ITA Court proceedings, contact the Superior Court Clerk's Office at 206-296-9300.
- To visit the ITA Court, click HERE for directions.
You can find helpful court forms in the ITA Court Forms directory.