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How do I get into King County Courthouse?

How do I get into King County Courthouse?

Take the elevator to the lowest level (marked as “T” in the elevator) and use the tunnel to enter the courthouse. Every court facility has security screening. These items are prohibited from King County court facilities. Watch a video describing security screening at courthouse entryways.

Where is the King County Superior Court?

downtown Seattle
The Superior Court of Washington for King County (more commonly, the King County Superior Court) is the largest trial court in Washington state. It is based at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, in downtown Seattle, Washington.

What cases go to King County Superior Court?

King County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for:

  • Civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions;
  • Felony criminal cases;
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law;

Where do I file divorce papers in King County?

All family law actions are filed in Room E609 at the King County Courthouse and Room 2C at the Maleng Regional Justice Center. Some actions require a filing fee which is paid to the Clerk at the time the action is filed.

Can you watch court cases live?

A person who wishes to observe a court in session may check the court calendar online or at the courthouse and watch a proceeding. Court dockets and some case files are available on the Internet through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system (PACER), at

How do I file a will in King County Washington?

To file the will, you should go to the Superior Court Clerk’s office in any Washington Superior Court and file it there. In King County, the Clerk will require you to pay $20 to do this. Bring the original will and a copy, along with a completed Case Designation Coversheet (check “Will Only” on the second page).

How do I find my King County Superior Court date?

Effective April 12, 2021, you may immediately reserve a spot on a calendar by going to A “Notice of Court Date” form will be generated automatically when you complete the process. You are required to file this form with the Clerk’s Office.

How do I file a case in King County Superior Court?

File Electronically Setting up an eFiling application user account is free. Regular filing fees apply and paid with an internet check or credit card. To learn more, go to the Clerk’s e-filing information page. For assistance, contact the our eServices Clerk at 206-477-3000 or email: [email protected]

How much does it cost to file for divorce in King County?

✓You must pay the Clerk a $290 filing fee or obtain an Order Re: Waiver of Civil Filing Fees and Surcharges (Kent or Seattle), which waives the filing fee if you qualify. ✓ Ask the Clerk to stamp the case number on your copies, or make sure that you copy your case number on your copies.

What is an agreed order in divorce?

An Agreed Order refers to a written agreement submitted by the parties to a case resolving the issues between them.