Municipal Court


Effective Monday, March 16th

The court lobby will be closed to the public due to Coronavirus (COVID19).

All court proceedings through the end of May have been continued due to the restriction of groups under 50 and social distancing.  The clerk’s office is available by telephone at 206-878-4597 if you have any questions.
The court hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Please continue to check the court website for any further changes or updates.


Des Moines Municipal Court is dedicated to the fair, impartial, and timely administration of justice, providing the community it serves with a safe and accessible environment that is respectful to all.  The business of the Court shall be conducted with integrity, competence, and a commitment to excellence, in order to promote public trust and confidence in our system of justice.
 Magistrate Lisa Leone
   Judge Lisa Leone
The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The Municipal Court judge is authorized by Washington State statute to preside over criminal misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, traffic infractions and other City of Des Moines Code violations.

Emergency Order 20-01

Emergency Order 20-02

Emergency Order 20-03

Emergency Order 20-04

Emergency Order 20-05