Criminal Hearings in Court
Court is conducting hearings in person and via Zoom conferencing. If you fail to appear in person or via Zoom for your hearing, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. If you have not received a Zoom meeting number and password, then you are expected to appear in person.
if you have any health concerns about appearing in open court, please contact your defense attorney or email the court at FW.Court@cityoffederalway.com If you are represented by our Public Defenders see contact information below:
Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc. P.S. at 253-859-8840 or email Legal@sbmhlaw.com
Infraction hearings are in person and also taking place via Zoom. Your meeting number and password should be on your notice of court date. If you have not received a Zoom meeting number and password, then you are expected to appear in person. if you have any health concerns about appearing in open court, please contact your defense attorney or email the court at FW.Court@cityoffederalway.com
Please select link for Court Procedures for Defense Attorneys on Infraction Cases
The Judicial Specialists are authorized to extend payments due dates for 120 days on new citations. Please contact the court to discuss payment arrangements if needed.
• The court encourages online or phone payments.
• or by phone 1-800-272-9829 Jurisdiction code 5691.
If your fine is in collection, please contact Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Probation conditions are ongoing and are NOT suspended. You are still obligated to comply with all probation and court conditions. Please contact them at 253-835-3023 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the Court
The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The Municipal Court judge is authorized by Washington State statute to preside over the following types of cases:
Criminal and gross misdemeanors
Civil, vehicle impound hearings.
The Municipal Court does not hear small claims or civil cases, change names or issue passports. The court strives to be an asset to the community through other programs that benefit the community.
The Federal Way Municipal Court provides an accessible forum for individuals to resolve issues and to settle disputes in a fair, courteous and dignified way in accordance with due process of law.
You can electronically file documents with the court or probation on this website or by email or fax. You may not file your Photo Enforcement hearing request, follow the instructions on your Notice. For general inquiries you may email the court at FW.Court@cityoffederalway.com
Our court and the Dispute Resolution Center of King County entered into an agreement to allow low-cost mediations to take place at our local court. This allows you to resolve disputes right here in Federal Way using trained mediators. Click here for more information or call (206) 443-9603 and press menu item #1 or toll free at (888) 803-4696 and press menu item #1.
Videos & Documents
Addiction and mental health forum - December 11 - (link here)
KC Municipal Courts Language Assistance Plan 2023-24 (LAP) – PDF