Reschedule a Hearing

Can't Make Your Magistrate Pre-Hearing?

If you are unable to attend a scheduled hearing, you may reschedule by:

  • Calling (206) 684-5600 at least 7 days in advance.
  • Submitting a request in writing at least 7 days in advance to:

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

Can't Make Your Contested Hearing?

If you are not able to attend a scheduled contested hearing in Courtrooms 301 or 302:

  • You must submit a written request to reschedule at least 15 days in advance to:

Seattle Municipal Court
Attn: CTH Clerk
600 Fifth Avenue
PO BOX 34987
Seattle, WA 98124-4987

  • Or fax your request 15 days in advance to Attn: CTH Clerk at (206) 684-8705

Missed Your Hearing?

If you missed your hearing, you may:

  • Pay the original amount of the ticket including the default penalty.
  • If you missed your hearing for a "good cause", you may request a new hearing date within 45 days of your missed hearing. A good cause hearing is your opportunity to explain to the Magistrate why you missed your original hearing. Once set, a good cause hearing will not be rescheduled. To schedule a hearing, contact the court at (206) 684-5600.