NOTICE: Our office procedures have changed
In-office visits are highly discouraged. Most information is posted here or can be handled by telephone or email. To assist in maintaining compliance with social distancing guidelines, in-person contacts are restricted to one contact at the counter at a time. In-person visitors may encounter lengthy delays before they are assisted.
The District Court Clerk's Office (Room 106) is open to the public daily on judicial days from 8:00 am through 12:15 pm, and 1:15 pm through 4:00 pm. Court staff will continue to respond to communication with the Clerk's Office through 4:30 pm as staffing allows. For in-person visits;
The use of a Facial Covering is REQUIRED.
To find the courtroom you are appearing in, check the Daily Calendar to find the correct courtroom.
Most hearings can be heard via Zoom video. For attorneys and defendants, use the Virtual Courtroom link below for a list of courtroom zoom links.
*The recording and/or posting of court proceedings is
strictly prohibited. This includes court proceedings available to the public
If you wish to observe proceedings and are not a participant, use the links to the youtube stream below.
Courtroom 104 Observation
Courtroom 105 Observation
Courtroom 201 Observation
Courtroom 203 Observation
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.
(Effective August 10, 2020)
Closed Weekends and Holidays
District Court Clerk's Office
614 Division Street, Room 106
Port Orchard, WA 98366