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.

Virtual Courtrooms

*The recording and/or posting of court proceedings is strictly prohibited. This includes court proceedings available to the public through livestreaming.*

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

*Links are only active while court is in session*

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.

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 Phase 2 Operations

June 9, 2020

Emergency Administrative Orders for Kitsap County Courts

Updated September 21, 2020

Kitsap County District Court Surrender of Weapons Decision

May 27, 2020


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 Superior Court. 

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.   

Office Hours

(Effective August 10, 2020)

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

360-337-7109
kcdc@co.kitsap.wa.us

Probation Services
pservices@co.kitsap.wa.us