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Effective 3/18/2020. Due to the recent COVID 19 cases linked to the King County downtown campus and until further notice, the King County Council Clerk is no longer accepting service of process against King County in person. Summons and complaints may be either emailed to the Clerk’s Office at or mailed to the attention of the King County Council Clerk at 516 3rd Ave, Room 1200, Seattle, WA 98104 by first-class USPS mail, postage prepaid. For tracking purposes, you may want to consider using USPS “Priority Service, ” which will allow you to track delivery. Claims for damages, which are accepted by Risk Management, should be emailed to or mailed to: King County Office of Risk Management Services, 500 Fourth Avenue, Room 320, Seattle, WA 98104. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please call 206-477-1025 and leave a message.

Council News:


Council approves legislation to turn City Hall Park over to County
The King County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that would seek options for King County to acquire City Hall Park from the City of Seattle and explore future plans and uses of the park, which is adjacent to the King County Courthouse, the seat of county government.


Kohl-Welles, Dunn bring legislation to spotlight human trafficking in King County, statewide
King County Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reagan Dunn on Thursday introduced legislation re-affirming the Council’s commitment to education about and the combatting of human trafficking.


Dunn, Kohl-Welles lead King County Council in recognition of National Recovery Month
King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn and Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles were joined by their fellow councilmembers Tuesday in recognizing September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month in King County.


Council approves more than $389 million for courts backlog, community supports, rental assistance, and more in latest round of emergency COVID funding
The King County Council on Tuesday approved its latest round of emergency COVID-19 funding, a supplemental budget totaling more than $389 million.


New Law Enforcement Oversight Director Appointed for King County
The King County Council has appointed Tamer Abouzeid, an attorney, mediator, community organizer and policy professional, to serve as the new director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight.

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