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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


GAO 14-07 King County District Court’s recently adopted policy regarding public access to District Court files. The policy was adopted to bring us into compliance with our State’s Constitutional mandate for open courts and GR 31. This policy also reflects the Washington Supreme Court’s repeal of ARLJ 9.  Records that were deemed confidential or quasi confidential under ARLJ 9 are now public.


Regional Veterans Court Pilot Report September 19, 2014


Jury Scam - Citizens have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff’s Office, informing them that they have been summoned for jury duty but failed to appear. For more information about the scam click on this link.
Records Scam - Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a police officer, informing them that they are attempting to clear court records by collecting fines. This is a scam. 

Spam Alert - A fraudulent email is being circulated asking receivers to open an attached court notice. This is a ‘malware’ email and when clicked, will download a virus. It should not be opened. For more information click on this link.

*If you receive a similar call please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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).