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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