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Civil bench warrants

Civil bench warrants

Please forward the original warrant, order for the warrant, and $109.00 check payable to the King County Sheriff. Additionally, we require a completed Civil Warrant Progress Information Form. You should note that the statewide system will not permit us to enter the warrant without the defendant’s compete and accurate date of birth; we are unable to accept your warrant without this information.

When the defendant is booked, you will be contacted via the contact information (phone, voice mail, or e-mail) that you provide to our office.

Related Information

Washington Administrative Code
Revised Code of Washington
King County District Court
King County Superior Court

Fees charged

ALERTMileage rate increase for 2024

Click on this link for fees effective February 20, 2024. 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. No 2nd party checks are accepted. Check or money order should be made payable to "King County Sheriff." 

Effective July 3, 2023, ACH (eChecks) and Debit/Credit cards will be accepted ONLY at the King County Courthouse (516 Third Ave, Seattle) Location. 

  • Fee for ACH (eCheck) payments - flat fee $1.00 per eCheck processed
  • Fee for Credit/Debit cards - 2.35% of the total due, with a minimum fee charge of $2.00


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.

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. In-person assistance available 10:00am to 2:00pm.