COVID-19 Impacts to King County District Court
The emergency orders apply to the following King County District Court (KCDC) locations:
- KCDC – Auburn – 340 E. Main St., Suite 101
- KCDC – Bellevue – 1309 114th Ave SE, Suite 100
- KCDC – Burien – 601 SW 149th St
- KCDC – Issaquah – 5415 220th Ave SE
- KCDC – Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent – 401 4th Ave. N
- KCDC – Redmond – 8601 160th Ave NE
- KCDC – Seattle – Room E-327 and 3rd floor district courtrooms located on the East wing of the King County Courthouse in Seattle
- KCDC – Shoreline – 18050 Meridian Avenue N
- KCDC – Vashon – 10011 SW Bank Road
- KCDC – Office of the Presiding Judge – Room 1034 of the King County Courthouse in Seattle
The orders also apply to all cases filed into King County District Court by the following cities: Auburn, Beaux Arts, Bellevue, Burien, Carnation, Covington, Duvall, Kenmore, Redmond, Sammamish, Shoreline, Skykomish and Vashon Island.
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.
New Small Claims lawsuits may be filed; however, hearing dates may be delayed due to courtroom capacity and location limitations. Small Claims trials and pretrial hearings shall be conducted via video or telephone, unless impracticable to do so. Parties wishing to appear in person must receive permission of the judge prior to the scheduled hearing date.
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 shall be conducted in person.
Probation check in appointments may be scheduled in person, by video, or by telephone until July 31, 2021. Effective August 1 , 2021 , probation appointments will transition to in-person appointments unless otherwise authorized by the judge. Appointments may continue to be scheduled remotely until the new in-person schedule is available.
Probationers may continue to remotely attend self-help groups, certified treatment classes, including Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS), and King County approved DUI victim panels as approved by the probation officer or supervising judge.
Probation personnel may reschedule any appointment if someone appears to be ill. Probation officers may also refuse to see any person who does not comply with the court's safety protocols and shall report the defendant to the supervising judge.
Interpreters will continue to be scheduled remotely except for those hearing types where remote appearances are not permitted (See Emergency Administrative Order No. 12-2021, Paragraph 13). Judges may request an interpreter appear in person for any hearing type, if necessary, to facilitate full communication and court efficiency.