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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.


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.

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YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THE KING COUNTY DISTRICT COURT RELICENSING PROGRAM.  All participants in the Relicensing program are here to help you:

  • Determine why your license is suspended & what tickets you need to pay and where to pay them
  • Reducing the amount you owe on King County District Court traffic tickets
  • Find different ways for you to pay off your tickets like community service and work crew programs
  • Work with other courts where you may have unpaid fines causing your license to be suspended
  • Enabling you to get your license and drive legally while making payments


To take advantage of this program come to the King County District Court’s Relicensing Program at either of their two locations: 

Burien Courthouse                                                                                Seattle Courthouse

601 SW 149th St, Burien, WA, 98166

Courtroom 4, every Thursday, at 8:45 AM

516 Third Avenue, Third Floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Room E326, most Tuesdays at 11:00 AM

Check-in concludes at 9:00 AM at Burien and 10:00 AM for Seattle. 

Please call 206-205-9200 or check our website for current information and holiday closures.

The participant then meets with the following service providers to address outstanding fines:

Transworld Systems, Inc. - Once an individual makes the first monthly payment; the hold on the license will be removed. The participant makes monthly payments until the balance is paid in full.

Community Service- Individuals are able to perform community service at the rate of $15.00 for each hour worked. Individuals are referred to community-based organizations as part of the Relicensing Program or they are able to self-refer. The District Court holds are released once the court receives written proof of community service hours performed.

Community Work Program- Individuals are able to participate in work crew and receive credit towards King County District Court fines at the rate of $150 for every 8-hour day worked.

TSI Time Payment Program- Individuals are able to make a 10% down payment on non-collection fines and monthly payments for the remaining balance.

Community Based Organizations- A representative from LELO is present to assist individuals with other cases not covered by any of the above. In addition, the community-based organization refers individuals from their orientation to the Relicensing Program to have their King County District Court fines addressed.