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King County Courthouse

Learn more about the the King County Courthouse , a full-service court facility serving north and east King County.

Photo showing the front of the the King County Courthouse


8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Customer service stations are open from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm.

Limited proceedings

The Superior Court will hold limited proceedings during

  • Spring conference: The time for 2023 will be updated closer to the date.
  • Autumn conference: September 18 through 20, 2022
  • For matters set before your assigned judge, please contact the court directly to confirm availability.

The Clerk's Office at the King County Courthouse is open on non-judicial days.


The King County Courthouse houses the King County Superior Court, King County District Court and Seattle Municipal Court to serve north and east King County.

Find locations and contact information by downloading the Superior Court Locations brochure (814KB)

How to get there

Take a bus with King County Metro's Online Trip Planner

Take a light rail through Sound Transit

Download and use our King County Courthouse Seattle Municipal Court map (602KB)

Or use your preferred driving directions application to direct you to

516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Parking information

We are unable to offer free parking in downtown Seattle. Paid parking is available near the courthouse.

Find rates and space availability on the Parkopedia website

Bicycle Parking

Bike racks are available along the Fourth Avenue side of the Courthouse. Additional bike racks are available across Fourth Avenue at the King County Administration Building and just inside the Sixth Avenue entrance to the Goat Hill Parking Garage, which is between Jefferson and Yesler Streets.


Request an accommodation online

Learn more on our Request an accommodation webpage

Handicap-designated parking stalls are reserved on the first and second floors of the parking garage.

Limited disability parking is available in the Goat Hill Parking Garage at 415 6th Avenue. ADA stalls are available on all levels of the garage except 4 and 9. Please call 206-477-5694 for additional information about parking.

If you are being dropped off at our 4th Avenue entrance

  1. From I-5, take the James Street exit and travel west (toward the water).
  2. Turn left on 5th Avenue.
  3. Turn right on Jefferson Street.
  4. Jefferson ends just as you cross Fourth Avenue and it turns into a loading dock road located directly behind the courthouse.
  5. Park on the loading dock road and use this as a wheelchair pathway to the sidewalks that runs parallel Fourth Avenue and to the courthouse entrances.

Security screening

You will pass through a security screening station as you enter the courthouse.

Learn about the items prohibited from King County court facilities (63KB) 

Watch a video describing security screening at courthouse entryways