In-office visits are highly discouraged as most information is posted here or can be handled by telephone. For in-person visits, facial coverings are strongly recommended.
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.
The use of a Facial Covering is REQUIRED in courtrooms.
Check the Daily Calendar link to find the correct courtroom and then visit HERE for specific courtroom links and instructions for remote appearances.
If you wish to observe proceedings and are not a participant, use the links below.
Courtroom 104 Observation (YouTube live stream of court hearings)
Courtroom 105 Observation (YouTube live stream of court hearings)
Courtroom 201 Observation (YouTube live stream of court hearings)
Kitsap County District Court contact methods:
Email: KCDC@co.kitsap.wa.us -
Telephone: (360) 337-7109
Option 1: Traffic or vehicle matters
Option 2: Civil matters
Option 6: All other matters
*Emergency Administrative Orders (links below) remain in full effect*
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.
Closed Weekends and Holidays
District Court Clerk's Office
614 Division Street, Room 106
Port Orchard, WA 98366