Kitsap County District Court
District courts have jurisdiction over both criminal and civil cases. Criminal jurisdiction includes misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors cases. The maximum penalty for gross misdemeanors is 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. The maximum penalty for misdemeanors is 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Civil jurisdiction includes infractions ("tickets"), protection orders (such as antiharassment protection orders, domestic violence no contact orders, and stalking protection orders), name changes, vehicle impounds, civil lawsuits (up to $100,000), small claims cases (up to $5,000 or up to $10,000 when brought by a person), and matters involving animals and a local animal control authority. Felony crimes and family law, such as divorce proceedings are heard in Superior Court.
For criminal cases, check the Daily Calendar to find your courtroom.
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.
District Court Clerk's Office614 Division Street, Room 106Port Orchard, WA 98366Phone: 360-337-7109Fax: 360-337-4865 email: email@example.com
Probation Phone: 360-337-5737email: firstname.lastname@example.org