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King County District Court operations are substantially curtailed to help keep the public and our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit COVID-19 Impacts to King County District Court to learn how these changes affect you, or call (206) 205-9200.

Presiding Judge’s note to attorneys about emergency matters

Emergency Orders

Court Order

Filed Date

Emergency Administrative Order No. 4-2020, effective March 23, 2020, through April 27, 2020, regarding limited hours and services and closures at certain courthouses; handling of criminal matters; and various other changes in court services

March 20, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order No. 3-2020 regarding limited court hours on March 20, 2020, to address previously scheduled emergency matters

March 19, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order No. 2-2020 pertaining to emergency closure of the court on March 17, 18 and 19, 2020

March 16, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order No. 1-2020 postponing and rescheduling all currently scheduled court hearings, with certain exceptions

March 12, 2020

Please do not come into any King County District Court courthouse if you are:

  • Sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever or other respiratory problem
  • In a high-risk category for COVID-19
    • Over 60
    • Pregnant
    • Have underlying health conditions, including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, weakened immune system or are on immunosuppressant drugs

Court Alerts

King County District Court judges elected Judge Susan Mahoney as Chief Presiding Judge and Judge Gregg Hirakawa as Assistant Presiding Judge. Judge Donna Tucker, who had been serving as chief presiding judge, announced she will be returning to the bench.

Contact Us

Phone: 206-205-9200
Fax: 206-296-0596


Office of the Presiding Judge
King County District Court
516 Third Ave, Rm W-1034
Seattle, WA 98104

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