Dispute My Ticket

NOTICE: COVID-19 Closure

Seattle Municipal Court is operating under an emergency limited closure until further order of the court. Late fees are not being charged for unpaid tickets during the closure. If you would like to request a hearing to contest or mitigate your ticket while the court is closed, please follow the instructions on the back of your ticket and submit it by mail. The court will notify you by mail of a future court date and explain how you can submit your statement online or by mail instead of appearing in person.

To dispute your ticket, you will need to request a hearing. Hearing requests must be made within fifteen (15) days of the date the ticket is issued.

Request a Hearing

  1. Follow the instructions on the back of the ticket or contact us at (206) 684-5600.
  2. Indicate the hearing type that you are requesting.
  3. Complete the required information on the ticket and submit it by mail or in person:

Seattle Municipal Court
600 Fifth Avenue
PO BOX 34987
Seattle, WA 98124-4987

Once your hearing is scheduled, you will receive a notice by mail with the hearing date and time.

Included with your hearing notice is a written statement form. You may use this form if you wish to have your case heard in writing (adjudication by mail) instead of appearing in person.