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King County Superior Court

King County’s General Jurisdiction Trial Court

King County Courthouse


Street Address:
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Mailing Address:
King County Superior Court
516 Third Avenue, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104

Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

How to Get There:  MAP

Download a Courthouse Area Map and Brochure showing the location of King County Superior Court, King County District Court, and Seattle Municipal Court in downtown Seattle.

Download a Brochure describing where to go for specific court services in the King County Courthouse.

NOTE: On May 23, 2016, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will begin construction to rehabilitate the Yesler Way Bridge at the intersection of Yesler Way and Terrace Street over 4th Avenue. Construction is expected to last through fall 2017. Some transit routes may be affected during construction, and additional street closures also may be needed at times. To learn more about this project, please visit SDOT's Project Page or view the SDOT Project Fact Sheet.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability, you may request an accommodation by completing a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form.  Instructions are included with the form.

Due to the steepness of the streets around the courthouse and the dearth of on-street parking, most people with disabilities who visit the courthouse have someone drop them off at the facility's Third Avenue entrance.  Limited disability parking is available on Dilling Way, just south of the Courthouse, but this parking often is full.  If you are fortunate enough to find parking there, you may wish to cross the street to the King County Administration Building, where you can take an elevator down to the basement level and pass through a tunnel into the Courthouse.  One final option is to use public transit (e.g., an accessible bus) to come to the courthouse.

Security Screening
Learn about the items prohibited from King County court facilities.  Watch a video describing security screening at courthouse entryways.

Childcare is not available at the courthouse.

There is a snack shop on the first floor of the courthouse, and vending machines are available in jury assembly room on the first floor.  Many restaurants are close by.

Learn more about the History of the King County Courthouse.