We monitor LiveChat during business hours and usually provide immediate assistance.  

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


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.

Courtroom Observation

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 recording and/or posting of court proceedings is strictly prohibited. This includes court proceedings available to the public through livestreaming.  Mitigation and Contested Infraction Hearings have resumed on Mondays and Tuesdays afternoons.   These hearings will be conducted virtually by Zoom.  You need not appear in person.  Click the Virtual Courtroom link above and follow the instructions for Courtroom #203.


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

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.   

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


CONTACT INFORMATION

LiveChat (Icon to right) 

Phone: 360-337-7109

Probation: 360-337-5737

Fax360-337-4865

districtcourt@kitsap.gov


Probation email:
probation@kitsap.gov


District Court Clerk's Office

614 Division Street, Room 106

Port Orchard, WA 98366