Municipal Court

Municipal Court

Notice: Modified Operations

In the interest of public health during the COVID-19 outbreak, Issaquah Municipal Court encourages participants to appear virtually. For information on the virtual courtroom, please call us at 425-837-3170; or refer to the instructions included with your hearing notice.

For in-person appearances, please review the detailed list of guidelines for any person entering the courthouse to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements. All persons appearing must wear a face covering, will be required to have their temperature taken and use hand sanitizer.

For defense counsel and pro se defendants: For purposes of social distancing the prosecutor will be present in the virtual courtroom and will not be appearing in-person for court hearings. If you need to speak to a prosecutor, you must do so by phone, email or other means prior to entering the courthouse.

If you believe you may be sick, or if you have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms in the two weeks prior to your scheduled hearing, please call the Court to reschedule or appear virtually.

Probation appointments continue to be conducted via telephone or video. The defendant is required to contact his/her probation officer at the regularly scheduled time via telephone at (425) 387-3168, unless otherwise directed by the Probation Officer.

Court staff can be reached between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday by phone or email. The courthouse will be open when court is in session. Please call or email us for hours.

A complete list of court modifications is detailed in the Administrative Order signed by the Presiding Judge on June 17, 2020.

Watch Virtual Courtroom

Members of the public may observe proceedings by entering the virtual courtroom. Video stream is only available while court is live.

Findings under State v. Bone-Club, 128 Wash.2d 254, 906 P.2d 325 (1995) and Notice of virtual court access.

Mission

Welcome to Issaquah Municipal Court. Our mission is to establish and maintain public trust and confidence. The court proudly serves the citizens of Issaquah, North Bend and Snoqualmie.

Limited Jurisdiction

As a court of limited jurisdiction, the municipal court is authorized by the laws of the State of Washington to preside over all criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, as well as traffic, non-traffic and parking infractions occurring within the city limits of Issaquah, North Bend and Snoqualmie.

All cases filed are processed in accordance with court procedure and the laws of the State of Washington, under the direction of the presiding judge.