Superior Court Clerk's Office
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Clerk's Office Notifications
Probate of the Estate Case Review - View a list of cases with no activity for more than a year.
King County Superior Court and Clerk's Office are embarking on a project to address the 12,000 open, yet inactive, probate of the estate cases on record in the clerk's office. In addition, as of June 1, 2018, new measures are being put into place to keep newly filed probate of the estate cases active and working toward timely completion. Learn more...
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King County's general jurisdiction trial court operates out of four courthouse locations.
King County's largest court of limited jurisdiction with ten locations throughout the County.
Mandatory electronic Filing and Service in King County Superior Court
Attorneys must electronically file (e-file), register to accept and electronically serve (e-serve) documents using the Clerk’s online eFiling application, unless King County Local General Rule 30 provides otherwise. A case party not represented by an attorney is not required to e-file documents, but may do so. If an unrepresented party chooses to e-file a document(s) they are also required to e-serve, per LGR 30. More...
Filing Rules for Ex Parte and Probate Department Motions & Hearings
The King County Superior Court Ex Parte and Probate Department has adopted a policy and procedure for the presentation of ex parte matters. Notably, only certain matters are granted oral argument and the remaining matters must be submitted, in writing only, through the Clerk's office (i.e., "Ex Parte via the Clerk"). More...
National Award Winning ECR Program
The Clerk's Electronic Court Records (ECR) program won a 2007 Innovations in American Government Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. More...
Washington Courts Resources, Informational Brochures and Guides
The mission of Washington courts is to protect the liberties guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the state of Washington and the United States; impartially uphold and interpret the law; and provide open, just and timely resolution of all matters. The Washington Courts website provides resources such as a guide to Washington State Courts and frequently used terms. More...
Welcome! The Superior Court Clerk's mission is to provide professional, high-quality Superior Court record, financial services and justice system programs; to ensure access to justice and integrity of the court process; and, to deliver consistent service that is courteous, prompt, accurate and impartial. Department wide, we value dedication, integrity, impartiality, confidence and diversity in the delivery of the court record services and programs.