The Kitsap County District Court Clerk's Office, Room 106, is closed to the public.
The Kitsap County District Court remains open.
Emergency Administrative Orders (links below) remain in full effect.
Communications with the Kitsap County District Court can be made by –
Email; KCDC@co.kitsap.wa.us, and/or
Telephone; (360) 337-7109
Option 1 – Traffic or vehicle matters
Option 2 – Civil matters
Option 6 – All other matters
Persons in need of an emergency court hearing, including emergency protection orders should call the Kitsap County District Court at (360) 337-7109 and select Option 6 to speak with a clerk.
Litigants, attorneys and the public are encouraged to visit the Kitsap County District Court's website (www.kitsapgov.com/dc) often for updated information.
Limited Emergency Hearings may be held by Zoom Video conferencing. Click the link below to be taken to District Courts Zoom Video Courtroom #105. First time users may be prompted to download the Zoom software, and should plan accordingly.
District Courtroom #105 Videoconferencing
Updated March 31, 2020
Emergency Administrative Orders for Kitsap County Courts
Updated April 2, 2020
Please click on the link above to read the Emergency Orders regarding the current status of the Kitsap County District and Superior Courts.
The following changes for District Court begin
Thursday, March 19, 2020:
All previously scheduled hearing or trials are continued until after April 24th. There are exceptions for in-custody criminal matters.
All court hearings scheduled for Thursday, March 19th and Friday, March 20th, are continued with the exception of matters involving in-custody defendants.
The court is rescheduling hearings and advising parties by mail.
The District Court offices are closed to in-person contacts except for those of an emergency nature (DV Protection Orders, Unlawful Harassment, etc.) For these matters, you may contact the court by phone (360) 337-7109, or by email to Kitsap County District Court.
All emergency matters that must be held before April 24th must be heard by telephone or video. At this time, the court has limited video capacity but will have added the necessary equipment by March 25th. Information on video and phone appearance will be posted on the court website when it becomes available.
For the most recent updates on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website.
Posted March 19, 2020
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 Superior Court.
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.
Closed Weekends and Holidays
District Court Clerk's Office
614 Division Street, Room 106
Port Orchard, WA 98366