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District Court Services

Serving the citizens of King County

Office of the Presiding Judge
King County District Court
W-1034 King County Courthouse
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-205-9200
Fax: 206-296-0596
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King County District Court locations

All King County District Court Divisions are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of the following Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday (3rd Monday in January), President's Day (3rd Monday in February), Memorial Day (Last Monday of May), July 4, Labor Day (1st Monday in September), Veteran's Day (November 11), Thanksgiving and the day after (November 24 & 25), Christmas Day (December 26).

Passport applications are accepted in every location except the Office of the Presiding Judge, Auburn and MRJC.  Passport acceptance hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

If filing for Domestic Violence or Anti-Harassment Petitions, it is best to appear in court as early as possible.

For driving directions and public transportation, click on a location below.

Civil filing areas have been added to each division which represent the cities served by the division for civil and small claims filings. Click any Court Division underlined below to go to the Division Home Page or click any underlined Judge's name to go to the Judge's Biographical Page.

Security Screening
You will pass through a security screening checkpoint as you enter any courthouse location.  Certain items may not be brought into the facility and must be left with security personnel at the checkpoint before you enter.  Please take a moment to learn about the items prohibited from King County court facilities.

Office of the Presiding Judge (Administration)

Map  (external link)

Get here by bus: Office of the Presiding Judge

516 Third Avenue, Room W-1034
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-205-2820

    Judge Corinna Harn, Chief Presiding Judge

    Judge Donna Tucker, Assistant Presiding Judge

    Sue Noonan, Court Commissioner

    Othniel Palomino - Chief Administrative Officer

    Jill Dorsey – Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

    Heather Dean, Director, Budget

    Enrique Kuttemplon, Director, Technology

    Judy Garcia, Director, Probation

South Division

    Judge Charles J. Delaurenti, Division Presiding (Assigned to Maleng Regional Justice Center)

    Judge Victoria Seitz (Assigned to Maleng Regional Justice Center)

    Judge Matthew Williams (Assigned to Maleng Regional Justice Center)

    Judge David Meyer (Assigned to Maleng Regional Justice Center)

    Judge Susan Mahoney (Assigned to Maleng Regional Justice Center)

    Judge David Christie (Assigned to Burien)Judge D. Mark Eide (Assigned to Burien)

    Judge Elizabeth D. Stephenson (Assigned to Burien)

    Judge Nathaniel Green (Assigned to Auburn)

    Judge Corinna Harn , Chief Presiding Judge (Assigned to Auburn)

    Patricia Kohler, Director, South Division

Auburn Facility  - Civil Filing Area: All civil cases filed and handled in the Burien Facility. Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.

Burien Facility  - Civil Filing Area: All civil cases filed and handled in the Burien Facility. Small claims cases may be filed in Burien or at any location in the South Division.  Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.

Maleng Regional Justice Center - Civil Filing Area: All civil cases filed and handled in the Burien Facility. Domestic Violence Court, incustody matters, and ticket payments are handled here.

Renton Facility - Closed effective September 9, 2013.

East Division

    Judge Peter Nault, Division Presiding (Assigned to Issaquah)

    Judge Michael Finkle (Assigned to Redmond)

    Judge Janet Garrow (Assigned to Redmond)

    Judge Linda Jacke (Assigned to Redmond)

    Judge David A. Steiner (Assigned to Bellevue)

    Judge Richard Bathum (Assigned to Redmond)

    Judge Donna Tucker, Assistant Presiding Judge (Assigned to Issaquah)

    Judge Ketu Shah (Assigned to Bellevue)

    Bob Dowd, Director, East Division

Bellevue Facility  - Civil Filing Area: All civil cases filed and handled in the Issaquah Facility.
Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.

Issaquah Facility  - Civil Filing Area: Issaquah, Sammamish, High Point, Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Cedar Falls, Tokul, Alpental, Bellevue, Eastgate, Factoria, Mercer Island, Clyde Hill, Beaux Arts, Newcastle, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothell, Duvall, Carnation, Juanita.
Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.

Redmond Facility  - Civil Filing Area: All civil cases filed and handled in the Issaquah Facility. Small Claims Court.
Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.

West Division

    Judge Anne Harper, Division Presiding (Assigned to Seattle)

    Judge Marcine Anderson (Assigned to Shoreline)

    Judge Mark Chow (Assigned to Seattle)

    Judge Arthur Chapman (Assigned to Seattle)

    Judge Eileen Kato (Assigned to Seattle)

    Judge Douglas Smith (Assigned to Shoreline)

    Judge Johanna Bender (Assigned to Seattle)

    James Kim, Director, West Division

Seattle Facility  - Civil Filing Area: Seattle, Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park. Small Claims Court.
Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.

Shoreline Facility  - Civil Filings for: Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park should be filed in Seattle Facility. Small Claims Court.
Please Note: Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence and Name Changes can be filed at any court location.