Appearing in court
How to find when and where to be in court.
If you have been arrested:
- How to find information about a case from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office
- Contact your attorney at the King County Department of Public Defense
If you know the assigned judge's name, contact the court on our Judge and staff pages.
If you do not know the assigned judge's name, call the Clerk's Office at 206-296-9300.
Family law cases
Call the Clerk's Office at 206-296-9300.
Check your court paperwork. Does it tell you where to appear?
If you are confused or have questions, call the Superior Court Clerk's Office at 206-296-9300.
Find directions and more information on our locations pages:
- King County Courthouse in Seattle
- If you are an adult and live in Seattle or north of I-90, your court matter probably will be heard here.
- Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent
- If you are an adult and live south of Seattle and I-90, your court matter probably will be heard here.
- Clark Children & Family Justice Center in Seattle
- If your child is under 18 and has been arrested, your child's court matter likely will be heard here.
- Involuntary Treatment Act Court in Seattle
- If the court is considering a petition to commit your loved one to psychiatric care, you probably will come here.
If you have a warrantContact the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office at 206-296-9000 or the Department of Public Defense at 206-477-9727
Superior Court Policy on Immigration Enforcement in Courtrooms
The King County Superior Court judges affirm the principle that our courts must remain open and accessible for all individuals and families to resolve disputes under the rule of law. It is the policy of the King County Superior Court that warrants for the arrest of individuals based on their immigration status shall not be executed within any of the King County Superior Court courtrooms unless directly ordered by the presiding judicial officer and shall be discouraged in the King County Superior Court courthouses unless the public’s safety is at immediate risk. Each judicial officer remains responsible for enforcing this policy within his or her courtroom. This policy does not prohibit law enforcement from executing warrants when public safety is at immediate risk.