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This page lists online resources for the Des Moines Municipal Court, online resources applicable to courts generally in King County, Washington, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Washington.



 

Searching Case Records

Superior, District, and Municipal Court Case Information and Dockets
Search Washington Superior, District, and Municipal Court case information and dockets by various criteria. This is a paid subscription service that requires registration and a set-up fee.
Superior, District, and Municipal Court Case Records
Under "Search for a case" click "Case Search Options" to search Washington Superior, District, and Municipal Court case records by name, court, case type, and year filed; or by case number and court. Under "Search for a person" click "Name Search" to search all courts by person name only; click "Licensed Health Facility Search to view an alphabetical list of people with active Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders with their associated case number and court.
Criminal History Records
View instructions for obtaining a criminal history record (background check) from the Washington State Patrol, online or by printed form. Fees apply.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

District and Municipal Court Dates
Search Washington District Court, Municipal Court, and Traffic Violations Bureau upcoming court dates by name and court. Search results include case number, participant name and type, case type, and appearance time and location.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Washington Attorney General legal opinions from 1949 to present by keyword or subject, or view an index of opinions from 1975 to present.

Self help, legal research, general information

King County Legal Information and Online Resources
The King County Bar Association offers an extensive list of links to legal information and online resources for a variety of legal issues, including King County resources, legal research sites and other legal materials.
King County Law Library
View information about King County Law Library and self-help resources.
Legal Information and Self Help Resources
View legal information and resources by topic, including family law, child support, housing, consumer, protection from abuse, benefits, elder law, youth law, health, employment, immigration, civil rights, veterans, Native Americans, criminal, and more.
Self-Help Resources and Links
View information about Washington courts and related resources, including an index of available self-help pages on the state courts website, domestic violence resources, an introduction to small claims court, a glossary of legal terms, a citizen's guide to the state court system, a brochure about court records access, and a search for certified court interpreters.
State Court Guide
View a guide to Washington courts, types of cases, procedures, and judicial discipline; download the guide in English or Spanish.
Court and Legal Answers
The Washington eService Center offers a searchable database of answers to questions about the court system, procedure, records, research resources, legal assistance and other law-related subjects.
State Law Library
View information about the Washington State Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, an online Ask a Librarian feature, and links to online legal research resources.
Legal Information Publications
The Washington State Bar Association offers downloadable publications on various legal topics including alternatives to court, consulting a lawyer, legal fees, financial protection for clients, criminal law, divorce, landlord-tenant, probate, wills, trusts, and signing of documents.
Motor Vehicle Information
The Washington State Department of Licensing offers information about driver's licenses, registration, records, suspension, and reinstatement.
Court Resources, Publications, and Reports
View and download publications and reports by the Washington court system on various legal topics, such as family law, DUI, and small claims.
Legal Information for Women
Legal Voice provides self-help legal publications designed specifically for women in areas including family law, violence against women, consumer, employment, court procedure, LGBT rights, criminal law, civil rights, health, and estate planning.
Domestic Violence Information
View information about legal protection from domestic violence, harassment, and abuse, including types of protection orders; the protection order process; safety planning; guidelines for protection orders; and address confidentiality. Links are under "Helpful Information" in the left column.
Criminal Record Sealing and Destruction
View a guide to sealing and destruction of court records, vacating convictions, and deleting criminal history records in Washington courts.
Therapeutic Courts
View information about "therapeutic" or "problem solving" specialized court programs in Washington, including Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Treatment Court, DUI Court, Domestic Violence Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court. These courts can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems.
State Laws
Search the Revised Code of Washington by keyword or citation, or browse the table of contents codes by title, chapter, and section.
Court Rules
View statewide court rules and Superior, District, and Municipal Court local rules.
Self-Help Information
View and download guides for self-represented parties in Superior Court civil proceedings, District Court, and Municipal Court, in English and Spanish. View information about Courthouse Facilitators, who provide assistance to self-represented parties in Superior Court family law cases.
Consumer Resources
The Washington Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer issues such as fraud, scams, disputes with companies, mediation and arbitration, court procedure, worker rights, and complaint filing; and links to other agencies for resolution of specific issues.
Senior Resources
The Washington Attorney General's Office offers information about senior fraud, death certificates and other issues regarding death, abuse of vulnerable adults, and filing Medicaid fraud complaints.
Domestic Violence Resources
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers information about domestic violence, a list of hotlines and local programs and their websites, what to expect if you call a program or go to a shelter, and links to resources, and links to additional problem-solving resources. The "Resources" link on the right side of the menu bar provides links to many more domestic violence resources.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

King County Lawyer Referral Service
The King County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service, including an option to request a referral online.
King County Free Legal Advice
Service arranges individual appointments with volunteer attorneys for 30 minutes of free legal advice regarding non-criminal matters. Available to King County residents or others with legal matters in King County. No income restrictions.
Legal Services for East and Northeast King County Residents
Volunteer attorneys provide free or low-cost legal services in civil matters for residents of East and Northeast King County. The service does not provide assistance on criminal matters.
King County Residential Tenants Legal Assistance
Volunteer-based service for low-income King County residential tenants facing eviction.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal assistance by location and legal issue, or view the alphabetical directory. Links to the organizations are provided.
Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Washington State Bar Association offers links to lawyer referral services by county, information about organizations providing free and low-cost legal services, tips for finding a lost will, and a Moderate Means Program that refers income-eligible parties to lawyers who offer reduced rates.
Complaints About Lawyers
View instructions for filing a complaint against a Washington lawyer. Complaints may be filed online or by downloadable form.
Lawyer Directory
Search the Washington State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name, city, status, area of practice, and languages spoken.
Lawyer Discipline Notices
Search the Washington State Bar Association database of lawyer discipline notices by name, keyword, action type, and effective date.
Complaints About Judges
View instructions for filing a complaint about a Washington judge. Links to the complaint form, records request form, and additional information are provided.

Forms and related information

Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Washington courts. Browse forms by category, or view a list of all forms. Links to instructions and additional information about forms, and King County family law forms in Spanish, are under "Related Links" in the right column.
Interactive Online Form Completion Assistance
Guided interviews assist the user to fill out Washington State court forms on selected legal topics, such as domestic violence and divorce.
Des Moines Municipal Court Forms
View and download Des Moines Municipal Court request for infraction discovery, continuance order, and defendant's statement of submittal on record or stipulation of facts.

Online fine payments

Pay Des Moines Municipal Court Fines
Pay Des Moines Municipal Court fines online. A service fee applies.


 
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