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Table of Rules

Local administrative rules pursuant to ARLJ-5

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Local administrative rules

Introduction. The local administrative rules have been adopted for the internal management and operation of the King County District Court pursuant to general rule (GR) 29.

(Amended effective September 2, 2013.)

0.1 Administration

  1. General
  2. Executive committee
  3. Chief Presiding Judge
  4. Assistant Presiding Judge
  5. Division Presiding Judge
  6. Chief Administrative Officer
  7. Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
  8. Director of Probation Services
  9. Directors

0.2 Appeals

0.3 Regular Meetings

0.4 Special Meetings

0.5 Voting

0.6 Quorums

0.7 Recording Secretary

0.8 Committees

0.9 Committee Reports

0.10 Elections

0.11 Vacancies

0.12 Meeting Agendas

0.13 Recall of Elected Members

0.14 Rule on Rules

  1. Notice
  2. Executive Committee Action
  3. Judges
  4. Printing of Rules
  5. Emergency Bail Schedule Changes
  6. Suspension of Rules

0.15 Rules of Order

0.16 Court Business Hours and Weddings

0.17 Name of Court

0.18 Alternate Filing

0.19 Remote Public Access to On-line Court Records

Local Civil Rules


3.1 Filing of Civil, Impound and Small Claims Cases

3.2 Case Information Cover Sheet

4(d)(2) Service of Summons and Complaint

26. Discovery

35. Physical and Mental Examination of Persons 

38. Civil Jury

39. Admissibility of Documents 

54. Attorney Fees

55. Default Judgments

56. Summary Judgments

Local criminal rules pursuant to CrRLJ 1.7


1.5 Style and Form - Facilitating Proof of Service and Filing of Papers

  1. Style and Form
  2. Filing With Court

2.2(a) Warrant of Arrest and Bench Warrant of Arrest

  1. Warrants Expiration Date
  2. Bench Warrants for Unpaid Fines


3.1 Services Other Than Counsel

3.2 (o) Bail

3.3 Continuances

4.1 Appearance by Counsel

4.5 Pre-Trial Hearing

4.11 Video Conference Proceedings

5.1 Filing of Criminal and Criminal Traffic Cases

6.1 Jury Week

6.13 Evidence - Court's Custody of Exhibits

7.2(a) Sentencing - Generally

  1. Statement of Fine
  2. Deferred Prosecution

8.1(b) Time - Enlargement

8.2 Motions

8.3 Stipulated Orders of Continuance

Local infraction rules pursuant to IRLJ 1.3


2.3 Filing

2.4 Time Payments on Infractions

2.6 Scheduling of Contested Hearings for Traffic Infractions

3.5 Decision on Written Statements

3.6 Pleadings – Style and Form Facilitating Proof of Service and Filing of Papers

6.7(a) Relief from Judgment or Order