Contact Information
Renton Municipal Court
Renton, WA 98057

COVID-19 Update

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. 

Watch Virtual Courtroom (Live sessions only)

Members of the public may observe court proceedings by Clicking Here.

Video stream is only available while court is live.

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 

Community Court

Judge Kara Murphy Richards will host a Renton Municipal Community Court Informational Forum via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2, from 7-8 p.m. Active participation is limited to the first 50 individuals to register. The forum will also stream on YouTube. Attendees can get questions and concerns answered, and court staff will explain how the community can get involved.

Renton Municipal Court

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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