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614 Division Street, MS-24
Port Orchard WA 98366
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 Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Courthouse?

Is there parking at the Courthouse?

Where do I go once I get to the Courthouse?

I have jury duty. Where do I go?

Can I look at a court file?

Can I get copies of papers in my file?

Can I talk to the judge?

Where can I get forms to file for divorce?

Where do I pay my fine?

Can I fax papers to Superior Court?

Where do I get a passport?

Can you fax me a Note for Hearing or a Note for Trial Setting?

Can I take an online parenting class so I can finalize my divorce?

How do I get to the Courthouse?

From the Freeway (Hwy.16): Exit at the Old Clifton Rd./Tremont St. exit. Turn right off of the exit. Follow Tremont St. staying in the left lane. At the third light, turn left onto Sidney. Follow Sidney approximately 1 mile. Turn left onto Division. Courthouse is located at 614 Division Street.

From North Kitsap, Central Kitsap and Bremerton into Gorst along the water: Follow the road along the water into downtown Port Orchard. Turn right onto Sidney Ave. at the stoplight. Go up the hill and turn right on Division. Courthouse is located at 614 Division Street.

From Southworth Ferry: Off of the ferry, turn left onto Sedgwick Rd., and continue until you come to the second stoplight. Turn right onto Bethel Rd. Continue on Bethel until you get to the second stoplight. Turn left onto Lund Ave. Continue across the bridge to the first stoplight and turn right onto Sidney. Follow Sidney approximately 1 mile. Turn left onto Division. Courthouse is located at 614 Division Street.

Is there parking at the Courthouse?

There is public parking in front of the Courthouse and on the streets surrounding the Courthouse but be advised that parking in those spots is limited to two hours.  The parking behind the courthouse is paid parking for employees.  The lot further behind the paid lot is for employee parking only.

Where do I go once I get to the Courthouse?

The courtrooms hearing Superior Court matters are located on the second floor of the Courthouse. Court calendars are prominently displayed on bulletin boards in many areas on the second floor. Court calendars list the cause number and name of each action set for the current date, as well as the Judge/Commissioner hearing the matter and the courtroom number. If you cannot locate your matter on the court calendar, please check in with the receptionist in Room 210.

I have jury duty. Where do I go?

Persons appearing in response to a call for jury duty should check in with the Jury Clerk in Room 110 on the second floor of the Courthouse.

Can I look at a court file?

Most superior court files are public record and are open to view at the Superior Court Clerk's Office in Room 202. Files that are not open for public viewing include juvenile files, dependencies and adoptions.

Can I get copies of papers in my file?

Copies of filed documents are available from the Superior Court Clerk's Office provided that the file is not sealed. There is a cost for obtaining copies. Questions regarding copies from a file should be directed to the Clerk's office at 360-337-7164.

Can I talk to the judge?

As a general rule, No. The judges are prohibited under the Canons of Judicial Ethics from discussing matters pertaining to a case without all parties involved in the case being present. Many procedural questions may be answered by consulting the Kitsap County Local Court Rules.

Where can I get forms to file for divorce?

The Kitsap County Superior Court Clerk has forms available to the public for dissolutions (divorce). There is a charge for the forms. Please contact the Clerk's office (360-337-7164) for availability and pricing information.

Where do I pay my fine?

If your fine relates to a Superior Court matter, you should go to the Superior Court Clerk's Office, Room 202, in the Courthouse, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, Washington.

If your fine relates to a District Court matter, you should contact District Court for information on convenient locations to pay fines. District Court's telephone number is 360-337-7109

Can I fax papers to Superior Court?

The Superior Court Clerk's Office handles all faxes for our court. You should contact the Clerk's office at 360-337-7164 for further information.

Where do I get a passport?

The Superior Court offers passport processing. Recorded information is available for passports by calling 360-337-6700.  You can also view passport requirements by visiting the Clerk's Office for passport information. 

Can you fax me a Note for Hearing or a Note for Trial Setting?

Please contact the Kitsap County Clerk for fax requests at 360-337-7164. However, for links to downloadable copies of the Note for Hearing and Note for Trial Setting, click on the form title hyperlink.

Can I take an online parenting class so I can finalize my divorce?

Completion of an online parenting class does not comply with the requirements of KCLFLR 10.  Please refer to the rule for the complete information. 

Updated:  September 10, 2014

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8:00 AM to 12:15 PM 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM

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