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Domestic Violence Protection Orders/Anti-Harassment Protection Orders/Sexual Assault Protection Orders

Per state law, these orders are to be served by the law enforcement agency where the respondent resides or works. For us, that means unincorporated King County, and/or the cities that contract with KCSO for police services. These cities are: Beaux Arts, Burien, Carnation, Covington, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Newcastle, North Bend, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Skykomish, and Woodinville.

In order for our office to attempt service, we need the complete order, petition (if applicable), in addition to the Law Enforcement Information Sheet. This form provides law enforcement with valuable information that will assist us in effecting service.

There is no fee associated with service of protection orders.

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Fees charged

ALERT:  Effective January 1, 2018, mileage costs increase to 54.5 cents/mile.  Please see our updated Civil Process Unit fee schedule for the new mileage charges.  Fees are payable in advance. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, check, or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "King County Sheriff." At this time, we do not accept credit, debit cards or 2nd party checks.

Contact or visit us at :

Civil Process Unit
King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue, Room W-150
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 263-2600
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.