COVID-19 Impacts to King County District Court
If you receive a summons for jury service from King County District Court, be sure to: 1) respond as directed in the materials you received; and 2) Reconfirm with the court before coming into the courthouse. For questions regarding jury service at King County District Court, please call our Jury Coordinator Line at (206) 477-1730.
Small Claim Pretrials and mandatory mediation: All persons shall appear remotely via Zoom. Persons appearing at the courthouse location for their hearing will be rescheduled to another date.
Small Claim Trials: In-person attendance required.
King County District Court will continue its After Hours Search Warrant procedures.
Law enforcement may call the court at (206) 205-9200, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for electronic judicial review of search warrants. Law Enforcement should continue to file search warrant returns via email at KCDCSearchWarrants@kingcountv.gov.
Probation intake appointments and Presentence Interviews shall be conducted in person unless otherwise authorized by the court.
Return probation appointments scheduled after January 3, 2022, will be conducted in person at the designated probation office location unless otherwise ordered by the court. Appointments scheduled prior to January 3, 2022, may be conducted by telephone, video, or in person.
Defendants may continue to remotely attend self-help groups, certified treatment classes, Washington State approved DUI Victim Panels, or other available remote participation classes unless the court has ordered otherwise. Remote participation means attending a class with video access that is being conducted live. On-line DUI panels or other On-line classes will not be accepted without the express prior written approval of the court.
Interpreters may appear remotely via Zoom video image unless the interpreter web job specifies otherwise. Interpreters will be asked to appear in person when necessary in the administration of justice to facilitate communication and court efficiency.