Attending Your Scheduled Ticket Hearing

To dispute a ticket, you must first schedule a hearing. If you need to reschedule your hearing date, call (206) 684-5600 as soon as possible.  

Courtroom 201

There are several ways to participate in your hearing:

  1. Hearing by written statement: Submit your written statement online or use the Written Statement form enclosed with your hearing notice. Please submit your statement at least three days before your scheduled hearing.

  2. Hearing by telephone: Call (206) 684-5607 at your scheduled hearing time to speak with a clerk. The clerk will check you in, and a magistrate will call you back for your hearing within one hour.

  3. Hearing by video conference: Go to our Virtual Hearings page to participate using WebEx video conferencing at your scheduled hearing time. You will need a smartphone or computer with internet access.* If you use a smartphone, download the Cisco WebEx Meetings app before joining your hearing.

  4. For Pre-Hearing Settlement Conferences ONLY - Hearing in-person: Request an in-person hearing by calling (206) 684-5600 Monday-Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

*If you want to participate through video conference but you do not have access to a smartphone or computer, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, you can come to the Community Resource Center on the second floor of the courthouse to use a computer for your hearing.

Courtroom 301

You have two options to participate in your Courtroom 301 hearing:

  1. Hearing by video conference: Go to our Virtual Hearings page to participate using WebEx video conferencing at your scheduled hearing time. You will need a smartphone or computer with internet access. If you use a smartphone, download the Cisco WebEx Meetings app before joining your hearing.
  2. Hearing in-person: Please email courtcalendar.SMC@Seattle.gov with your case number to request an in-person hearing. Attend your hearing on the 3rd floor of the Seattle Municipal Court. Visit our Directions and Parking page for information.