King County Superior Court
We are open for essential services. Below are operational summaries for each department and please view each department’s home page, using the left menu bar, for additional information.
Update from the Superior Court regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Activities
Please Note: Per Order of the Superior Court, every person entering a Superior Court courthouse or courtroom is now required to wear a face covering, unless exempted (see Emergency Order #19). Facial coverings will be provided for those without one.
Current Court Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis:
Remote Hearing Resources: The Court and partners have created training materials to assist with remote (virtual) court proceedings, remote jury selection (voir dire), and the use of Zoom technology. For information about the ShareFile exhibit sharing process, visit the Clerk's Electronic Exhibits.
Litigants: Meydenbauer Center has become a temporary King County Superior Courthouse, set-up to hold 6 civil jury trials with the required technology and public health safety measures in place.
Self-Represented: For more information view the left menu's Get Help / Information section: COVID-19 Court Operations, Video Hearing Participation, and this document created to help you understand how to access the court: English, العربية, 中文, Soomaali, Español, and Tiếng Việt.
Evictions: Governor Inslee and a number of mayors of cities in King County issued moratoriums on evictions, late fees, and related issues. King County Superior Court will follow these moratoriums on legal matters.
Jurors: Jury trials have resumed at the Seattle and Kent courthouses. Starting August 10, civil jury trials will also take place at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue to facilitate the necessary social distancing. If you receive notification that you are assigned to jury service, please follow your written directions completely. Do not come in-person to court until directed to do so by court personnel. Court contact may be by eMail, phone, or USPS mail delivery. For more information, view Jury Services.
Letter to our community (June 8, 2020) from the Honorable James E. Rogers, Presiding Judge, King County Superior Court, on behalf of the judges, commissioners and staff of the King County Superior Court.
In the News
Judge Rogers' ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-11314-1SEA
Judge McDonald's ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07428-4
- Order Granting Motion to Dismiss (05/27/2020)
Filed in the King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07689-9
- Complaint for Damages: Fraud and Wrongful Death (04/10/2020)
As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Judge Ferguson has signed the following orders regarding the I-976 ruling.
- Order Granting Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Temporarily Continue Suspension of Order Lifting Preliminary Injunction (03/27/2020)
- Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration (03/12/2020)
- Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment (02/12/2020)
WARNING: Superior Court Phone Scam Reported
Telephone calls have been received that appear to be coming from the King County Superior Court phone number: (206) 477-2600.
The caller has identified himself/herself as a special prosecutor or from the Court, claims the receiver is under investigation or has an outstanding warrant, and attempts to extort money.
This is a scam. Please hang-up and treat the call as you would any unauthorized, fraudulent request.
The Superior Court does not accept payments or collect funds over the phone.