Dispute My Ticket

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).

How to attend your mitigation hearing during COVID-19

Mitigation hearings in Courtroom 201 are held by written statement or by telephone. We are not holding in-person mitigation hearings in Courtroom 201.

To have your Courtroom 201 hearing by written statement, please submit your statement three days before your scheduled hearing. You can submit your statement online, by mail, or by fax.

To have your Courtroom 201 hearing by phone, call (206) 684-5607 at your scheduled hearing time to speak to a clerk. After you have checked in with the clerk, you will be told to hang up and wait for a return call from a Magistrate Judge. A Magistrate Judge will call you back within an hour. Please plan to be available for one hour at your scheduled hearing time.

How to attend your contested hearing during COVID-19

If you request a contested hearing, the court will schedule you for a pre-hearing settlement conference, which is an opportunity to resolve the case without the formality of a hearing. You can participate in a settlement conference by written statement or by telephone. To have your pre-hearing settlement conference by phone, call (206) 684-5607 at your scheduled hearing time to speak to a clerk. After you have checked in with the clerk, you will be told to hang up and wait for a return call from a Magistrate Judge. A Magistrate Judge will call you back within an hour. Please plan to be available for one hour at your scheduled hearing time.

You may skip the settlement conference and proceed directly to the contested infraction hearing (trial) by completing the waiver form sent to you with your pre-hearing conference notice. Contested infraction hearings in Courtroom 301 are held virtually using WebEx video/telephone conferencing.

By request, you can attend your Courtroom 301 hearing in-person. If you want to attend your Courtroom 301 hearing in-person, email courtcalendar.SMC@Seattle.gov with your case number to request an in-person hearing.