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*** NOTICE OF EMERGENCY CHANGES TO COURT OPERATIONS***  

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In response to the public health emergency posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19, King County District Court (KCDC) has made significant modifications to court operations.

Facility Open Hours and Closures
The Seattle, Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent), and Bellevue KCDC Courthouses are open for limited services Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Other locations are open to the public only during scheduled court hearings, except for the Auburn, Burien and Issaquah KCDC Courthouses, which are closed to the public.

There will be no court on Vashon Island through at least July 6,2020.

The King County District Court phone line (206) 205-9200 remains open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anti-Harassment and Stalking Orders
If you need to apply for an Anti-Harassment Order or Stalking Order you may apply online

Hearing Dates – Please Double-check with the Court

If you received any type of hearing notice prior to May 15, 2020, from King County District Court, please reconfirm the date and location before coming to court, either by:

Masks and social distancing required
All persons must wear masks or other appropriate facial covering of the mouth and nose when entering or remaining in a King County District Court location unless they have a precluding condition in accordance with the public health guidelines. All persons shall strictly adhere to all directions and markings to ensure social distancing.

Please do not come into any King County District Court courthouse if you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, or other respiratory problem.

Emergency Orders
Changes to KCDC operations are made pursuant to Washington State Supreme Court Order and the following orders of the King County District Court chief presiding judge:

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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.

King County District Court criminal jury trials are suspended until at least July 6, 2020, and civil jury trials are suspended until at least September 30, 2020.  These dates are subject to change depending on future directives from Governor Inslee, the Washington State Supreme Court or public health updates. If you received a summons for jury service during the suspension period from King County District Court, do not come to court on that date.  For questions regarding jury service at King County District Court, please call the court’s Jury Coordinator Line at (206) 477-1730.

New Small Claims lawsuits are being accepted for filing; however, hearing dates may be delayed due to courtroom capacity limitations.  All parties shall be required to participate in mediation prior to the trial date unless waived by a judge. Mediation may be conducted by telephone or video through the Dispute Resolution Center until public health conditions allow for the resumption of courthouse mediation. Small Claims trials shall be conducted via video or telephone whenever possible.

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.

King County Probation appointments shall be conducted by telephone or video, unless otherwise directed by the supervising probation officer, through July 31, 2020.  Defendants may receive notice of their probation appointment via mail, email, or phone.  Defendants should continue to comply with all conditions of sentence unless it is impossible to do so due to circumstances beyond the control of the defendant.  Probationers may attend on-line self-help groups, treatment, DUI victim panels, and Alcohol Information School, as authorized by their probation officer through July 31, 2020. 

For additional details please refer to the Emergency Orders shown on this page.


Interpreters and attorneys, for details on how the court is handling interpretation services, please refer to the Emergency Orders shown on this page.

The King County District Court Relicensing Program is discontinued until further order of the court.

Processing of passport applications at all King County District Court locations is suspended until further order of the court. For assistance with passport applications, please call the Seattle Passport Office at (877) 487-2778 or visit travel.state.gov for more information.


Community court conducted in the community locations outside of the courthouses is suspended until further order of the court.  Until community court is able to fully resume, hearings or check-ins may be conducted by telephone, video, or in-person, at courthouse locations.  The community resource centers remain closed until further notice.

Please call the community court coordinators at (206) 477-4990 to update your contact information, so that we can get in touch when we are back in session. Also, feel free to call if you need help or to be connected to services.