Dispute My Ticket

NOTICE: COVID-19 Modifications

All appearances for mitigation and contested hearings in courtroom 201 will be set for appearance by mail only until further notice. This process will allow you to dispute your ticket without coming to the courthouse. This policy is effective as of March 9, 2020 under GAO 2020-02. If you have questions, please call our customer service line at (206) 684-5600 during business hours to speak to a representative.

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.