Every person who enters the Municipal Court of Seattle will go through security and weapons screening overseen by the Marshals in the Seattle Justice Center . At this time the only persons exempt from screening are sworn Law Enforcement Officers. Screening is also in place for access to the Municipal Court of Seattle's courtroom at the King County Correctional Facility (Jail) but is managed by King County and not the Marshals.
These items are not allowed in the Court's Facility:
- Potential weapons including: pocket knives, pepper spray, corkscrews, laser pointers, etc.
- Contraband and illegal items including: knives, brass knuckles, drugs
Important Note: To ensure a smooth entry into the Court it's best not to bring any of the items listed above. If you bring a potential weapon to the Court you will be required to leave this item with a Marshal while you are at the Court. The Marshal will issue you a receipt for the item's retrieval. If a Marshal is not available to accept your receipt you will need to return the next business day to claim your property. All persons with a valid concealed weapons permit may check in their firearms while they are at the Court.