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Picture of Federal Way City Hall CourtThere have been recent reports of people receiving emails directly from judges with invoices or other request for payment attached.  These emails are not genuine; someone is using what appears to be the actual email address of judges, but these emails are actually part of a “spoofing” campaign of someone trying to impersonate judges.  Please be advised that Federal Way judges do not communicate via email directly with people about fines or other monies that are owed.  Please contact our court at 253-835-3000 if you receive an email directly from Judge David A. Larson, Judge Rebecca C. Robertson, or from any other person purporting to be a judge in this court that requests the payment of fines, costs, or other expenses.
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: 
  • Traffic infractions
  • 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.

Electronic Filing of Documents
You can electronically file documents with the court or probation on this website or by email or fax.  
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 2018 (LAP) – PDF



Susanne M. White
Court Administrator


David A. Larson

Rebecca C. Robertson

33325 8th Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA  98003

Ph: 253.835.3000
Fx: 253.835.3020

Email: MC.MuniCrt@cityoffederalway.com


Court Lobby:      Monday-Friday

                                8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Court Phones:   Monday – Thursday

                                8:30 am – 12:00 pm

                                1:00 pm – 4:30 pm