District Court Video Conferencing

Kitsap County District Court is utilizing the Zoom platform for remote participation in court hearings.  While the Kitsap County Courthouse remains open to the public, parties should appear remotely, unless impossible to do so.  To be clear, unless you have been given specific instructions otherwise, there is no expectation that you will personally appear at the Kitsap County Courthouse.  To the contrary, the expectation is that all parties will appear remotely.

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 should plan accordingly.

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.).  
  • 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.  Turn audio off once the calendar has been called. 
  • 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 may 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 you when ready.  
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). 
  • 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


Use this link and enter the appropriate Meeting ID: https://zoom.us/

OR:

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 
  • (346) 248-7799
  • (669) 900-9128
  • (312) 626-6799
  • (646) 558-8656
  • (301) 715-8592

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO APPEAR BY TELEPHONE AND NOT USE ZOOM:  The use of video is preferred and highly encouraged, but not required.  If you choose to appear for your hearing by telephone instead; however, please note that other parties and participants (potentially including the judicial officer) will be on Zoom video and your audio participation in the hearing will be observed by those using Zoom. 

​​​Courtroom 104 
ZOOM Meeting ID:
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:


Courtroom 105 
ZOOM Meeting ID: 
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:


​Courtroom 201
ZOOM Meeting ID: 
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:


​Courtroom 203
ZOOM Meeting ID: 
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:



​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.