District Court Video Conferencing

Kitsap County District Court is utilizing the Zoom platform for remote participation in court hearings.  While the Kitsap County Courthouse is open to the public, parties should appear remotely, unless required to personally appear.  For most matters, appearing by video is highly encouraged.  If you appear in person, proper facial coverings are required in the courtrooms, and you are requested to come with your own PPE.

The recording and/or posting of court proceedings is strictly prohibited. This includes court proceedings available to the public through livestreaming.

    
A tutorial and instructions for Zoom are found HERE.  Zoom also has a number of help articles and video tutorials available HERE.  Please be sure to test your connection and audio well in advance of your hearing.  You can join a test meeting at: https://zoom.us/test.  First time users may be prompted to download the Zoom software and are required to have a Zoom account for court, and should plan accordingly, this process may take 30 minutes or more.

All participants are reminded you are appearing in a virtual courtroom.  Your demeanor and your surroundings should reflect the serious nature of court proceedings.  There is no lessening of appearance standards, especially for Officers of the Court (attorneys, interpreters, etc.). You must have a good connection and remain stationary and attentive during court proceedings.    
  • All proceedings are recorded.​
  • All audio is muted upon entry.  If on the phone, use *6 to mute/unmute your audio.
  • Turn audio and video on while the Judge calls the calendar.     
  • Parties should mute/turn video off when their matter is not being heard.
  • If you are late joining and miss the Judge's calling of the calendar, please remain quiet until the case is called or until the Judge polls the courtroom again.
  • You will be placed in a Zoom "waiting room" until admitted into the proceedings by the Judge or Court Staff.  Remain in the waiting room.  We are aware of your presence and will admit shortly.    
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MATTER ON THE CALENDAR AND ARE JOINING AS AN OBSERVER VIA ZOOM:
  • Please identify yourself as an observer when logging in (i.e. OBSERVER).  Alternatively, most hearings are live streamed to YouTube.  Follow the link on the District Court Homepage for viewing.  
  • All audio and video are to be turned off for the duration of the hearing/calendar.
  • Inappropriate or disruptive behavior by any Court observer will result in the observer’s immediate removal from the Zoom hearing room.  The observer may be prohibited from observing any further Zoom hearings/calendars.

​TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING

Click the blue meeting ID link next to the courtroom you are attempting to join. Manually entering meeting ID's can cause issues and delays in connecting.

TO APPEAR BY AUDIO AND NOT VIDEO:  The use of video is preferred and in some cases required depending on the type of hearing.  Attorneys are required to use the video function unless an exception is granted in the specific courtroom.  

​​​Courtroom 104 (Appearance by Zoom is generally REQUIRED)
ZOOM Meeting ID and Link: 828 0684 6974
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Out of Custody DUI and DV returns (Monday-Wednesday)
Out of Custody testimonial hearings (alternating Tuesdays)
No contact protected person motions (alternating Tuesdays)


Courtroom 105 (Personal appearance is generally REQUIRED)
ZOOM Meeting ID and Link: 886 8278 7859
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Out of Custody Arraignments and Motions to Revoke (Daily)
In-custody Dispositions (Tuesday-Friday)
Out of Custody Felony Drop Downs (Monday)
In Custody Arraignments (Daily)
Out of Custody DUI and DV Returns (Thursday and Friday)

​Courtroom 201 (Appearance by Zoom varies)
ZOOM Meeting ID and Link: 859 5551 2586
The following calendars will use the Zoom link above-

Trials (Criminal Jury Trials and Civil Trials )
Behavioral Health Court (Thursday)
THRIVE Court (Fridays)
Felony Diversion (Alternating Fridays) 




​Courtroom 203 (Appearance by Zoom is preferred)
ZOOM Meeting ID and Link: 833-7587-3880
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Name Changes (Daily)
Protection Orders (Daily)
Temporary Orders (Daily)
Small Claims Pre-trials (Wednesday)
Contested Infractions (Monday)
Impound Hearings (Mondays as needed)
Infraction Mitigation hearings (Tuesday) 
Small Claims Trials (Wednesday)
Civil preliminary trial and motions (Thursday)

Small Claims Mediation is conducted on the courts behalf by the Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County.  Their Zoom mediation site is located HERE.  The Meeting ID is: 823 6824 3945  Password: 786383.   This is NOT the link for a remote courtroom appearance.    
  

For those calling in by phone, simply dial any one of the following Zoom access numbers and enter the appropriate Meeting ID.  Remember, video participants will see the number you are calling from unless you first dial *67 when calling Zoom.

-(253) 215-8782        -(301) 715-8592     -(669) 900-9128

-(346 248-7799          -(312) 626-6799     -(646) 558-8656 

                

​Trials, departmental calendars, and special set hearings will be assigned Zoom information on a case specific basis.  As always, courtroom/Zoom assignments will be posted to the website by the end of business the day prior to the hearing.  Please refer to the Today's Calendar link on the homepage for information.  If you are unable to locate the Zoom information by 8:00 a.m. on the date of your hearing, please email for assistance.