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Many King County facilities are closed to the public. Learn how to access services remotely or while following social distancing guidelines.  
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Effective Immediately:

Due to the restrictions put in place by the King County Executive and Washington State Governor, reduced hours and services have been implemented. While this is a fluid situation, it is anticipated these restrictions will remain in place until King County has been approved to enter Phase 3 of the “Safe Start Washington” reopening plan. Please check back frequently for updates.

Our in-person hours of operation at the King County Courthouse Civil Unit, Records Unit, and Sheriff’s Office Administration (W-116) lobby hours are 10:00am – 2:00pm (1000 - 1400 hours).  During this time we are providing services in a way that ensures customers and employees are being kept safe.

We are unable to provide fingerprinting services at this time. 
We are unable to process NEW concealed Pistol License applications, Alien Firearm License and Firearm Dealer Licenses at this time. 
We will continue to process CPL Renewal and Replacement applications (except at our Precinct #5/Shoreline location which is closed to the public).

The real property auctions held at the King County Administration building have been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 gathering bans.

The King County Sheriff’s Office generally will not be enforcing eviction orders in King County.
Any eviction orders received by the KCSO will be reviewed to determine if the order is based on waste, nuisance or commission of a crime. Such cases will be reviewed on an individual basis, to determine whether to proceed with the eviction.
For a copy of the Governor’s Order relating to evictions (extended through 6/4/2020), click here


Please click here for an important message about not coming to the King County Courthouse in person to make your public disclosure request.