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Bench Warrants

How to quash a warrant

If you are currently represented by an attorney

  • If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, contact your attorney.
  • For state cases, if you are represented by a public defender, refer to the King County Dept. of Public Defense (DPD) webpage for contact information.

If you are not currently represented by an attorney

  • You can contact the Court to find out if you are able to sign up for a bench warrant quash calendar. In some limited cases, you may be able to quash the warrant just by going to the clerk’s office at any King County District Court location.
  • If you want to set a hearing by going to the courthouse in person for a same day hearing, you must be at a District Court location no less than 2 hours before the scheduled daily bench warrant calendar to sign up.
  • To schedule a bench warrant quash hearing by phone, you must contact the Court the business day before you want to have the hearing.

Bench warrant calendar schedule


King County District Court bench warrant calendars are held on the following days and times:


Location Hearing days and times
Auburn Courthouse

Thursday (State) at 1:25 pm

Thursday (Auburn) at 1:30 pm

Bellevue Courthouse

Monday - Friday at 2:15 pm 

Burien Courthouse

Monday - Friday at 11:30am

Issaquah Courthouse

Monday - Friday at 11:30 am 

Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent) Monday - Friday at 1:15 pm
Wednesday at 8:40 am (DV Only)
Redmond Courthouse

Monday - Friday at 1:00 pm 

Seattle Courthouse

Monday - Friday at 1:15 pm

 Shoreline Courthouse

Monday - Friday at 11:30 am