Security & Weapons Screening

Every person who enters Seattle Municipal Court is required to go through security and weapons screening overseen by Court Marshals

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed inside Seattle Municipal Court:

  • Firearms*
  • Any potential weapons including: pocket knives, pepper spray, corkscrews, laser pointers, etc.
  • Contraband and illegal items including: knives, brass knuckles, drugs, etc.
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana

*Firearms will be held by Court Marshals while you conduct business in the courthouse. The weapon will be returned upon exit from the courthouse.

Additional Screening Information

Security and weapons screening is required to enter the King County Jail and this screening is managed by King County and not Court Marshals. For more information contact the King County Jail.

Unclaimed or Lost Items

Items left during screening or in other areas of the courthouse will be kept for a maximum of 60 days before disposal or destruction. Unclaimed items will be held by Court Marshals, (206) 684-5687. Valuables will be turned over to the Seattle Police Department, (206) 625-5011.