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Municipal Court


Municipal Court
216 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
8:00am to 12:00pm and
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Closed all Washington State holidays

Local Court Rule Changes

Port Orchard Municipal Court has distributed proposed Local Court Rule changes for comment.

Comments will be accepted for 30 days commencing May 21, 2021.  These proposed rules have been distributed to the city prosecutor, the county clerk, the city public defender’s office and the local bar association.  Please direct all comments to Sharon Ells, Administrator, Port Orchard Municipal Court ([email protected])

All comments will be posted on the court’s website.  Once the comment period closes, the court will review all comments and may adopt, amend, or reject the proposal as the court deems appropriate.

Proposed LCrRLJ 3.4.2 – Presence of the Defendant

Proposed LGR 30.1 – Electronic Filing and Service


Attending Court Hearings

Port Orchard Municipal Court is open and is handling all court hearings by zoom video or telephonic conferencing unless required to personally appear. If you are seeking to participate in a court hearing, click here for virtual/telephonic instructions

Please contact the court if you have any questions.

Emergency Administrative Order

Emergency Admin Order RE: Jury Trials (January 25, 2021)

Emergency Admin Order RE: Court Operations - 20-01 (March 16, 2020)

Admin Order RE: Bone Club - 20-02

Emergency Admin Order RE: Jury Trials - 20-03 (December 15, 2020)


Port Orchard Municipal Court hears misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal cases including criminal traffic, criminal non-traffic, and all non-criminal traffic and non-traffic infractions, and parking tickets for violations occurring within the city limits.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Port Orchard Municipal Court is to establish and maintain public trust and confidence in the Court by ensuring independence, accessibility, accountability, and fairness for all citizens.


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