Relicensing Program ( Spanish )
King County District Court has a full service Re-licensing Program to assist individuals with a suspended drivers’ license. The program is being held in two locations: West Division in the Seattle Courthouse and the South Division in the Burien Courthouse.
The following calendars are in the near future:
Seattle: August 5th, 12th and 26th Room E-341, 3rd Floor, King County Courthouse,
516 Third Avenue, Seattle 206.205.9200. Walk-ins must arrive by 8:45 a.m.
Burien: August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th Room BU4, 601 SW 149th Street, Burien. Walk-ins must arrive by 8:45 a.m. for the morning session. Tel: 206-205-9200.
The King County Prosecutor’s Office offers an invitation to enroll in the Relicensing Program in lieu of filing the criminal charges of Driving While License Suspended in the Third Degree and No Valid Operator’s License. Individuals who appear are then offered a variety of payment options including community service and the Community Work Program (work crew). The King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, Community Corrections Division manages the Community Work Program. Individuals have 6 months to complete the program. The case is referred to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for determination of filing once the individual is out of compliance. In addition, King County District Court allows individuals who are suspended with no pending charges or individuals with pending charges who want help obtaining their license appear as walk-ins.
A hearing is set inviting participants to voluntarily enroll in the program. At the hearing, a King County District Court Judge may mitigate and adjudicate any King County District Court infraction fines. The participant then meets with the following service providers to address outstanding fines:
NCO Financial Collections- Once an individual makes the first monthly payment; the hold on the license will be removed. The participant makes monthly payments until the balance is paid in full.
Community Service- Individuals are able to perform community service at the rate of $10.00 for each hour worked. Individuals are referred to community-based organizations as part of the Relicensing Program or they are able to self-refer. The District Court holds are released once the court receives written proof of community service hours performed.
Community Work Program- Individuals are able to participate in work crew and receive credit towards King County District Court fines at the rate of $150 for every 8-hour day worked.
NCO Time Payment Program- Individuals are able to make a 10% down payment on non-collection fines and monthly payments for the remaining balance.
Community Based Organizations- A representative from LELO is present to assist individuals with other cases not covered by any of the above. In addition, the community-based organization refers individuals from their orientation to the Relicensing Program to have their King County District Court fines addressed.