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Masks are no longer required in Kitsap County District Court courtrooms, common areas of the courthouse including hallways and bathrooms, or the District Court office.
Six-foot social distancing will continue to be required in all Kitsap County District Court courtrooms, and hearings will continue to be held via ZOOM video conferencing per previous Administrative Orders. Emergency Administrative Orders in relation to COVID may be reviewed HERE.
For criminal cases, check the Daily Calendar to find your courtroom.
If you wish to observe court proceedings and are NOT a participant, use the links below
Courtroom 104 Observation
Courtroom 105 Observation
Courtroom 201 Observation
Courtroom 203 Observation
*A Live video will only appear when court is in session*
The Washington State Department of Commerce has established several drive-in Wifi Hotspots for internet access. A statewide listing of these locations can be found here.
Kitsap County District Court
The Kitsap County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. We hear misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, Small Claims and limited civil actions. Crimes heard by the District Court carry a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. The most common criminal charges include traffic charges such as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving with a Suspended License. Other misdemeanor charges of Assault, Theft and misdemeanor domestic violence charges are filed in District Court. Traffic offenses (infractions) such as speeding, vehicle registration (licensing) charges and equipment violations are also heard in District Court.
Small Claims in amounts not exceeding $5,000 and civil actions not exceeding $100,000 are heard in District Court. It also has jurisdiction over unlawful harassment petitions (neighbor disputes), protection orders (family/intimate partner matters) and hears petitions for name changes. Felony crimes and family law, such as divorce proceedings are heard in
The Probation Services Department monitors offenders' compliance with sentences ordered by our Court. Probation is a sentencing alternative to incarceration in jail.
These conditions might include No Contact Orders granted in cases of domestic violence or treatment for alcohol/drug abuse ordered for DUI offenders. Referrals for treatment are made from this office.
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District Court Clerk's Office
614 Division Street, Room 106
Port Orchard, WA 98366