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  Courts of limited jurisdiction include district and municipal courts. District courts are county courts. Municipal courts are courts created by cities and towns. These courts have broad jurisdiction over traffic violations and misdemeanors. Excluding parking infractions, seven out of every eight cases filed in all state courts are filed at this level.

 About Case Searching

About Case Searching
  Understanding the structure of the Washington State court system will help you find the case you are looking for. For more information, see the Citizens Guide to Washington Courts.  


What is this website? It is a search engine of cases filed in the municipal, district, superior, and appellate courts of the state of Washington. The search results can point you to the official or complete court record.

How can I obtain the complete court record?
You can contact the court in which the case was filed to view the court record or to order copies of court records.

How can I contact the court?

Click here for a court directory with information on how to contact every court in the state.

Can I find the outcome of a case on this website?
No. You must consult the local or appeals court record.

How do I verify the information contained in the search results?
You must consult the court record to verify all information.

Can I use the search results to find out someone’s criminal record?
No. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) maintains state criminal history record information. Click here to order criminal history information.

Where does the information come from?
Clerks at the municipal, district, superior, and appellate courts across the state enter information on the cases filed in their courts. The search engine will update approximately twenty-four hours from the time the clerks enter the information. This website is maintained by the Administrative Office of the Court for the State of Washington.

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