Seattle Municipal Court Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

Court Programs and Services

Seattle Municipal Court is more than parking tickets. We offer many services and programs to help our customers.

Public Information

Collections    Seattle Veterans Treatment Court    Court Resource Center
If you fail to pay or respond to a ticket, it may be referred to our collection agency to obtain payment.
Visit our collections page for more information.
    The VTC is a voluntary court-monitored long-term therapeutic treatment program that addresses the mental health and or substance abuse issues of the veteran defendant.    The Resource Center is a dedicated resource physically operating in the Seattle Justice Center to facilitate on-site delivery of social services and treatment programs to defendants and the community.

Seattle Community Court    Domestic Violence        Electronic Home Monitoring
Seattle Community Court is a community involved justice initiative that provides a nontraditional approach to address traditional problems.    Are you a victim of domestic violence? Our domestic violence page provides you with information you need.     Electronic Home Monitoring is part of the Court's Alternatives to Confinement project that provides graduated sentencing options.

Mental Health Court     Probation Services Division     Seattle Youth Traffic Court
The Mental Health Court (MHC) is a dedicated court, with an assigned presiding judge, mental health professional and probation staff with mental health expertise, prosecutor and public defender.     The Probation Services Division is committed to protecting the public interest and safety by reducing the incidence and impact of crime by probationers.     Seattle's first Youth Traffic Court provides eligible teen drivers charged with a traffic violation the opportunity to maintain a clean driving record.

Expungement Process     Vacate A Record     Language Assistance Plan
There is no legal authority allowing courts to expunge or destroy court records through the expungement process. Click here for additional information.     If you were found guilty and the Court determines you meet certain conditions and orders, the court may set aside the conviction, dismiss the case and vacate the judgment and sentence.     The Language Assistance Plan was developed to ensure equal access to court services for persons with limited English proficiency and deaf or hearing-impaired persons. 

Links & Resources

Helpful Links & Resources    
Jail Information    
Contact Us
King County Web Site Link outside of the City of Seattle web

Court and Legal Community

CAP Information (for Attorneys)
Forms and Filing
Law Dept. Forms
Local Court Rules
King County Bar Assn.

Jury Duty

Responding to Your Summons
Frequently Asked Questions
Reschedule Jury Duty
Jury Duty Informational Slide Show


Agencia de Cobros
Informacin para pagar multas
Opciones de cmo responder a las citaciones (tickets)

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