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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Seattle Municipal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in King County, Washington, and resources applicable to all courts in Washington.
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Seattle Municipal Court Case Records
Search Seattle Municipal Court case records by defendant name, case or incident number, citation number, license plate number, or attorney information. Links are in the left column.
Seattle Municipal Court Documents
Search electronically filed Seattle Municipal Court public documents by courtroom calendar, defendant name, or case number. Not all court documents are available online. Additional documents are available to registered users.
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.
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Seattle Municipal Court Calendar
Search the daily and weekly Seattle Municipal Court calendar by date, courtroom, and hearing type.
Seattle Municipal Court Upcoming Trials
View a list of upcoming trials in Seattle Municipal Court, including case number, defendant name, courtroo, court date, and comments.
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, year, or topic, or view an index of opinions from 1975 to present.
Forms and related information
Seattle Municipal Court Traffic Infraction Discovery Request
View and download a form to request information about your traffic infraction from the Seattle City Attorney's Office, in multiple languages.
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.
Online Self-Help Forms
Complete Washington court forms using an interactive interview process. Completed forms can be saved and printed.
Online fine payments
Pay Seattle Municipal Court Tickets
Pay Seattle Municipal Court tickets online; a convenience fee applies. View red light camera photos and video. Check ticket status, request a hearing, and view information about boots and collections.
Self help, legal research, general information
Seattle Municipal Court Domestic Violence Information
View information from the Seattle City Attorney's Office about domestic violence procedures in Seattle Municipal Court, with links to community and police department resources, safety planning, and prevention.
Seattle Municipal Court Hearings
View instructions for requesting a mitigation or contested hearing in person or by mail. rescheduling a hearing, and handling a missed hearing in Seattle Municipal Court.
Seattle Municipal Court Programs and Services
View information about Seattle Municipal Court programs and services, including Veterans Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, Community Court, Youth Traffic Court, domestic violence procedures and protection orders, expungement and vacation of records, probation, electronic monitoring, and license reinstatement.
Seattle Municipal Court Self-Representation
View information for parties representing themselves in Seattle Municipal Court.
Seattle Municipal Court Victim/Witness Information
The Seattle City Attorney's Office provides crime victims and witnesses with information about the criminal justice process, restitution, victim impact statements, and victims' compensation.
King County Law Library
View information about the Public Law Library of King County, including locations, hours, available services, an online catalog, an "ask us" service by e-mail or online chat, legal clinics, classes, research guides, and links to an extensive collection of online resources arranged by jurisdiction and legal topic.
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.
View statewide court rules and Superior, District, and Municipal Court local rules.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
State Court Guide
View a guide to Washington courts, types of cases, procedures, and judicial discipline; download the guide in English or Spanish.
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.
Search the Revised Code of Washington by keyword or citation, or browse the table of contents codes by title, chapter, and section.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Seattle Municipal Court Public Defenders
View information and contacts for Public Defenders in Seattle Municipal Court.
East King County Civil Legal Help and King County Domestic Violence Legal Help
The Eastside Legal Assistance Program provides free civil legal assistance and legal clinics to low-income residents of east and northeast King County, and free domestic violence legal assistance throughout King County.
East King County Lawyers
Search a directory of East King County Bar Association members by area of law or name, or view the complete membership directory in alphabetical order.
King County Free and Low-Cost Legal Help
The King County Bar Association's Pro Bono Services department offers free Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Volunteer Legal Services representation for low-income residents in civil cases. See links in the right column for details about these programs as well as programs for family law, housing, kinship care, and community resources. The Self Help Plus Program provides limited legal assistance in non-contested family law cases for a fee based on ability to pay.
King County Lawyer Referral
The King County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, e-mail, or online request form.
King County Protection Order Help
The King County Protection Order Advocacy Program provides domestic violence victims with information about domestic violence protection orders, the process for obtaining an order, safety planning, and enforcement; assistance with forms and safety plans; hearing preparation and accompaniment; and referrals.
Complaints About Judges
View instructions for filing a complaint about a Washington judge. Links to the complaint form, online filing, and additional information are provided.
Complaints About Lawyers
View instructions for filing a complaint against a Washington lawyer. Complaints may be filed online or by downloadable form.
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.
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.
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.