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Some community members have received fraudulent telephone calls that appear to come from the King County District Court Office of the Presiding Judge’s phone number: 206-477-1720.

The caller tells people that the court has a warrant for their arrest and that they must pay hundreds of dollars. This is a scam. The court does not call people to request money. Please hang-up and treat the call as you would any unauthorized, fraudulent request.


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King County District Court operations are substantially curtailed to help keep the public and our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit COVID-19 Impacts to King County District Court to learn how these changes affect you, or call (206) 205-9200.


Emergency Orders

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Filed Date

Emergency Administrative Order No. 6-2020effective May 4, 2020, through June 30, 2020, pertaining to emergency response to the threat to public health
 May 4, 2020
Emergency Administrative Order No. 5-2020, effective April 16, 2020, through May 4, 2020, pertaining to emergency response to the threat to public health
April 16, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order No. 4-2020, effective March 23, 2020, through April 27, 2020, regarding limited hours and services and closures at certain courthouses; handling of criminal matters; and various other changes in court services

March 20, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order No. 3-2020 regarding limited court hours on March 20, 2020, to address previously scheduled emergency matters

March 19, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order No. 2-2020 pertaining to emergency closure of the court on March 17, 18 and 19, 2020

March 16, 2020

Please do not come into any King County District Court courthouse if you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever or other respiratory problem.

Court Alerts

King County District Court judges elected Judge Susan Mahoney as Chief Presiding Judge and Judge Gregg Hirakawa as Assistant Presiding Judge. Judge Donna Tucker, who had been serving as chief presiding judge, announced she will be returning to the bench.

Contact Us

Phone: 206-205-9200
Fax: 206-296-0596


Office of the Presiding Judge
King County District Court
516 Third Ave, Rm W-1034
Seattle, WA 98104

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