18050 Meridian Avenue N, Shoreline, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 205-9200 or toll-free (800) 325-6165
The City of Shoreline adjudicates misdemeanor offenses and infractions (including traffic violations) through an interlocal agreement with King County District Court – Shoreline Division.
For information about anti-harassment orders, scheduled hearings, cases, obtaining representation from a public defender for misdemeanor offenses filed by the City Prosecutor, probation, fees and fines, please call (206) 205-9200.
King County District Court - Shoreline Division weekly case calendars and hearings schedules can be viewed online on the King County District Court - Court Calendars website.
King County Community Court in Shoreline is an alternative problem-solving court. It seeks to go beyond punishment to identify and address the underlying challenges that may contribute to an individual’s further criminal activity. Court is held in Shoreline City Hall. The setting is less intimidating and allows the judge to be seated at eye-level with people.
The court addresses things like theft, shoplifting, trespassing, and other low-level offenses. Traditionally, individuals are punished for crimes like these. However, the punishment often doesn’t address why the crime is happening. Community Court participants can sign up at the community resource center in the lobby for services such as drug and alcohol treatment, financial/housing assistance, and employment services. This approach allows people to get services that help address the underlying issues that may have led to the criminal activity.
Participants are also often required to perform community service to foster community engagement.
Small Claims Court
Small Claims Court, which exclusively handles recovery of money from any individual, business, partnership, or corporation (with a couple of exceptions), is the responsibility of King County District Court. The State of Washington may not be sued in Small Claims Court. For more information on Small Claims Court, please contact the Shoreline Division of King County District Court at (206) 205-9200.
Passport applications can be processed at the King County District Court-Shoreline Division. Passport applications are processed at the court daily. Please contact the the courthouse at the phone number above for current passport application hours. It is not necessary to make an appointment to apply for a passport at any of the district court locations.