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. 

SCAM ALERT: if you receive a call, email or text from someone stating that if you pay money then your case will be dismissed, do not respond. Instead, immediately contact your attorney or the district court and inform them of the situation.

Virtual Courtrooms

All court calendars, both in person and Zoom, remain as scheduled.  For attorneys and defendants, use the Virtual Courtroom link above for instructions on connecting and using courtroom Zoom links. A Zoom account is REQUIRED.

 Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and
1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Daily
:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays

District Court Clerk's Office
614 Division Street, Room 106
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: 360-337-7109

Phone: 360-337-5737