Seattle Municipal Court Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

Coming To Court

While At The Justice Center

Courtroom Expectations

The Court asks that before you enter any courtroom here at the Seattle Justice Center, a Neighborhood Center or the King County Jail to please follow these simple expectations:

  • Do not bring food or drinks into the courtroom
  • Turn off cell phones and/or pagers
  • Remove your hats
  • Remove your gum
  • Keep your feet off the furniture, rails, or benches
  • Do not bring any electronic recording devices or cameras except those allowed by the Judge

Parking For People With Disabilities

There are several disabled parking spaces for use by those with state-issued disabled parking permits below Seattle City Hall at 600 Fourth Avenue, off of James Street. Push the button on the kiosk at the garage entrance to request admittance. When requesting admittance, please identify yourself as a Seattle Municipal Court juror requesting access to disabled parking. For validation purposes, please also be prepared to present your handicap placard.

From the City Hall garage, take the elevator to the lobby level. Exit City Hall to Fifth Avenue, cross Fifth Avenue to the Seattle Municipal Court. The Court's Fifth Avenue entrance includes a powered door operated by a push-button.

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Smoking at the Justice Center

The Seattle Justice Center is a non-smoking building including its offices, lunchrooms, conference rooms, restrooms, lobbies, and stairwells. Smoking is also prohibited on the terrace area off the 12th floor and outside entrances where the smoke can enter the building. In accordance with State law, smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of the building entrances. Smoking areas have been designated at both the north and south end of the plaza.

Unclaimed Items/Lost and Found

Items lost in the Municipal Court of Seattle will be held either by the Court Marshals Office, (206) 684-5687 or the Seattle Police Department, (206) 625-5011. Valuables will be turned over to the Seattle Police Department.
Unclaimed items, such as ones for which a receipt was given during security and weapons screening, will be kept for a maximum of 60 days before disposal or destruction.

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Municipal Court of Seattle, 600 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1900    Directions to the Court
Hours: M-F 8-5    Court Contact: (206) 684-5600 or Customer Service