Service of Legal Documents on the City of Seattle

The City will accept service of legal documents in the manner described above.

Although in-person service is required by Washington State law, that requirement can be waived. The City will accept service of legal documents by email only to the email addresses above and will consider email service to be equivalent to in-person service. Documents received by 5 p.m. during a business day will be considered to have been received that day. Documents received after 5 p.m. will be considered to have been received on the next business day. 

The City will endeavor to confirm all email service with a responsive email. If you have questions whether the City received your submission, please send an email to It is possible that oversize submissions may need to be sent by alternative means. If you require an accommodation or do not have access to a computer, please call receptionist at (206) 684-4000.

Mayor Bruce Harrell

Address: 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 7th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94749, Seattle, WA, 98124-4749
Phone: (206) 684-4000

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