King County Superior Court
Below are operational summaries for each department and please view each department’s home page, using the left menu bar, for additional information.
Translated content (العربية, 中文, Soomaali, Español, Tiếng Việt) can be found here: COVID-19 Court Operations, Video Hearing Resources, FAQs, and Family Court.
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Superior Court Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Activities
Per Order of the Superior Court, every person over the age of 3 entering a Superior Court courtroom, or where areas court business is conducted, is required to wear a face covering, unless exempted (see Emergency Order #19 and Emergency Orders #32 / #36). Facial coverings will be provided for those without one.
Current Court Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis:
Civil: Description of Operations for Civil / Ex Parte Department, Emergency Order #33, and WSSC Order #658
Family Law: Description of Operations, Emergency Order #33,
and UFC Emergency Order (02/12/2021)
Dependency: Description of Operations and Emergency Order #33
Juvenile: Description of Operations, Emergency Order #29 (partially extended 6/18/2021) and WSSC Order #658
Criminal: Description of Operations in Seattle (KCCH), Emergency Order #27, Emergency Order #34 and WSSC Order #658
Remote Hearing Resources: Visit the Court's Virtual Civil Jury Trial Preparation page for process training videos and Video Participation for technology tips. For information about the ShareFile exhibit sharing process, visit the Clerk's Electronic Exhibits.
Self-Represented: For more information view the left menu's Get Help / Information section: COVID-19 Court Operations and Video Hearing Participation.
Evictions: Governor Inslee and a number of mayors of cities in King County issued moratoriums on evictions, late fees, and related issues. King County Superior Court will follow these moratoriums on legal matters. For more information, see Eviction Resolution Program.
Letter to our community (June 8, 2020) from the Honorable James E. Rogers, Presiding Judge, King County Superior Court, on behalf of the judges, commissioners and staff of the King County Superior Court.
WARNING: Superior Court Phone Scam Reported
Telephone calls have been received that appear to be coming from the King County Superior Court phone number: (206) 477-2600.
The caller has identified himself/herself as a special prosecutor or from the Court, claims the receiver is under investigation or has an outstanding warrant, and attempts to extort money.
This is a scam. Please hang-up and treat the call as you would any unauthorized, fraudulent request.
The Superior Court does not accept payments or collect funds over the phone.