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. 


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.

 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

We monitor LiveChat during business hours and usually provide immediate assistance.   Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and
1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Daily
12
: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
Fax: 360-337-4865
email: 
districtcourt@kitsap.gov

Probation 
Phone: 360-337-5737
email: 
probation@kitsap.gov