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Superior Court Clerk's Office Customers

Due to COVID-19, most Clerk's Office staff are not working at public counters. 


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Live Chat Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


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Telephone Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Monday through Friday

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For more information on accessing our electronic services, follow the links below:

  • View court records, click HERE.

  • File documents, submit working copies, or submit proposed orders to Ex Parte via the Clerk, click HERE.

  • Records Requests, click HERE.

  • To look up a case number, click HERE.

Access Clerk's Alerts about a Variety of COVID-19 Changes

Initiating a Protection Order by Email

For full instructions on how to initiate a protection order by email go to:

If you are filing a domestic violence protection order and need assistance to fill out the documents, you can contact the Protection Order Advocacy Program at:  Seattle 206-477-1103 or Kent 206-477-3758.

Initiating a New Probate Case with an Original Will

Full instructions on how to initiate a new probate case with an original will are on the Forms web page. Click on "The Court Clerk maintains a list of commonly used local forms (click here)."  Instructions for initiating a new probate case with an original will are located under Miscellaneous.  The Probate cover sheet is located under New Case.

Public Viewer Access

Customers that need to come in to our office to view records at our self-service public viewer, please visit 6th floor room C-607 in Seattle or 2nd floor room 2231 in Kent, both offices open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.).  Customers can use a public terminal for up to 10 minutes to view and purchase court documents.

How to Get Things Done in King County Superior Court During COVID-19 When You Do Not Have an Attorney

Please review the King County Superior Court information about new processes and information to customers when representing themselves: CLICK HERE.

The Court has issued several Emergency Orders:

  • Governor Inslee and a number of mayors of cities in King County have issued moratoriums on evictions, late fees, and other related issues. King County Superior Court will follow these moratoriums on these legal matters.
  • Emergency Order #9: Stay of Residential Unlawful Detainer Cases
  • Emergency Order #10: Regarding Representation of Adult Criminal Defendants 
  • Emergency Order #11A: Amended Order Re: Civil Matters
  • Emergency Order #12: Children & Family Justice Center: (1) Juvenile Offender Operations, (2) At Risk Youth, Children in Need of Services, Truancy Operations
  • Emergency Order #13: Dependency Matters
  • Emergency Order #14: Telephonic Interpretation
  • Emergency Order #15: Civil and Family Law Matters
  • Emergency Order #16: Dependency Matters
  • Emergency Order #17: Dependency Matters
  • Links to other emergency orders can be found here.
  • The Washington Supreme Court has issued a Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations, which can be found here.



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Washington Courts

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Superior Court

King County's general jurisdiction trial court operates out of four courthouse locations.

District Court

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 30More...

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 records, 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.

Barbara Miner, County Clerk and Director of the Department of Judicial Administration