The Kitsap District Court Clerks Office in Room 106 is closed to public contact effective September 7, 2021.
Most information is available on our website. We have limited ability to handle phone calls and you may experience long hold times or be asked to leave a message. Staff is monitoring LiveChat and will usually provide immediate assistance during business hours (excluding lunch; 12:15 to 1:15)
The court continues to operate under several Emergency Administrative Orders in relation to COVID. Review them HERE. In compliance with the directive issued by the Kitsap Public Health District, and the courts Emergency Administrative Order (2021-10) issued August 16, 2021, a mask is required in all public areas of the courthouse, including all courtrooms and hallways regardless of vaccination status.
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.
If you wish to observe court proceedings and are NOT a participant, use the links below
Courtroom 104 Observation
Courtroom 105 Observation
Courtroom 201 Observation
Courtroom 203 Observation
*A Live video will only appear when 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.
*GR 7 Local Rules Update Information*
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.
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District Court Clerk's Office
614 Division Street, Room 106
Port Orchard, WA 98366