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Domestic Violence, Extreme Risk, Anti-Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Vulnerable Adult 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 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.

For our office to attempt service, we need the complete order, petition (if applicable), and the Law Enforcement Information Sheet. This 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

ALERTFee increase 

Click on this link for fees effective January 25, 2021. Updated fees for restitutions in Seattle metro and elsewhere in King County found by clicking here.

Fees are payable in advance. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, check, or money order. Check or money order should be made payable to "King County Sheriff." At this time, we cannot 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
Closed weekends and holidays.

 Please note:  Effective immediately our in-person lobby hours of operation are 10:00am to 2:00pm.