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Seattle Municipal Court Public Information

Seattle Municipal Court is committed to openness, transparency and provides reasonable access to court records and administrative records in response to public disclosure requests. The Court responds to public records requests in accordance with Washington State Court Rule GR 31, GR 31.1 and other applicable Washington State and Federal statutes.

Public Disclosure Requests For Administrative Records

A judicial branch administrative record is a public record created by or maintained by a court that is related to the management, supervision, or administration of the court. The Court provides access to administrative records in accordance with Washington State Court Rule General Rule 31.1: Access To Administrative Records. Requests for administrative records should be submitted to the Public Information Officer. Requests maybe submitted using the Request for Administrative Records form.

Public Disclosure Requests For Court Records

Court records related to a judicial proceeding are provided to the public in accordance with Washington State Court Rule General Rule 31: Access to Court Records. The Court provides access to many court records through the following online tools:

Access Case File Documents Online

Case Information Online - CPI Tool

Requests for court records may be submitted to the Court Records Unit using the Request for Court Records form.

Public Disclosure Requests For Court Data

The Seattle Municipal Court considers requests for data in accordance with Washington State Court Rule General Rule 31: Access to Court Records and JISCR 15: Data Dissemination Policy. Requests for Court Data should be submitted to the Public Information Officer using the Data Dissemination Agreement.

The Court publishes Frequently Requested Data Reports online.


General Rule 31.1: Access to Administrative Records

General Rule 31: Access To Court Records 

SMC Policy: Public Disclosure Program

JISCR 15: Data Dissemination

RCW 42.56: Public Records Act    

RCW 42.30: Open Public Meetings Act   

Gary L. Ireland, Public Information Officer
Phone: 206-684-8710


GR16: Courtroom Photograpy and Video Recording By the Media

Seattle Municipal Court Social Media Policy

Use of Electronic Devices in the Courtroom


Press Releases

Most Recent:

Seattle Municipal Court Launches Electronic Case Files

Seattle Municipal Court Documents Success With Mental Health Court

Seattle Veterans Court Completes First Year of Operations


The Court prepares an annual report for the community. To read the latest, click here.

Español: Informe a la Comunidad 2011(PDF)




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