Contact Information
Renton Municipal Court
Renton, WA 98057

COVID-19 Update:

Renton Municipal Court Modified Hearing Schedule Effective May 11, 2020:
Due to the current public health emergency, all hearings will be held virtually through the Zoom Meeting App until further notice. Virtual hearing notices will be mailed to all participants involved. If you have an upcoming hearing and have not received your virtual hearing notice, please contact the court for meeting login assistance. 

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Members of the public may observe court proceedings by Clicking Here.
Video stream is only available while court is live.

Jury Trials
Jury trials have resumed for the Renton Municipal Court and summonses will be mailed for trials starting in October.  The initial jury assembly will be virtual via Zoom and those jurors selected by the parties to hear the case will be required to come to Renton City Hall for the trial proceeding.  The security and safety of all participants is of paramount importance to the Court and as such, we have implemented the following health and safety protocols:

  • The initial assembly of the jury will be virtual via Zoom;
  • The in-person jury panel will be brought into City Hall at one time to ensure safe and socially distant seating in the courtroom;
  • Each person arriving at Renton City Hall will have their temperature taken via a hand-held touchless thermometer;
  • Masks are required to be worn in City Hall and the courtrooms, with some exceptions for active trial participants.  While jurors are encouraged to bring their own masks, the Court will provide a mask for those that do not have one;
  • Courtroom seating will maintain a minimum of 6-feet social distancing;
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available and latex gloves offered to those who wish to wear them;
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization will occur in our courtrooms;
  • Jury deliberations will occur in a courtroom and not in a separate jury deliberation room. Our jury deliberation room is too small to allow for safe social distancing;
  • Removal of shared snacks and beverages from the jury room.   Bottled water will be available, and jurors will be permitted to bring their own water bottles.

Passport Processing Suspended
Passport processing has been suspended and will not resume until the public health emergency is over. Please do not contact the court requesting passport application appointments. 

Court Modifications and Orders
A complete list of court modifications is detailed in the Administrative Order signed Presiding Judge Terry L. Jurado on June 17, 2020 and Jury Trial Addendum to the Emergency Order signed on September 11, 2020.  On September 10, 2020 the Washington State Supreme Court issued the Order Extending Excluded Period in Calculating Time for Trial, and Adopting Related Emergency Measures No. 25700-B-642 which outlines court operations for Civil and Criminal matters due to the continuing public health crisis.


Renton Municipal Court COVID-19 Safety Plan 

 


 

 

The mission of the Renton Municipal Court, as an independent and impartial branch of government, is to provide objective, accessible and timely resolution of all cases appropriately coming before the court, the protection of the rights of all individuals and the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.

The Renton Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The municipal court judge is authorized by Washington State statute to preside over criminal misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, traffic infractions and other City of Renton code violations.

The municipal court does not hear small claims cases, civil cases, change of names or issue marriage licenses. For these case types please call 206-205-9200 or visit King County.

To obtain a marriage license call 206-296-4021 to start the application process.

Court Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm

 Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Phone Hours:
Monday through Friday
9am - 11am and 
 1pm - 4pm 

 

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