Municipal Court


 Magistrate Lisa Leone

Hon. Lisa Leone


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.

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.


Pursuant to GR 7(b) proposed court rules in this attachment are available for review and comment until June 30, 2024.  Please send all comments to Melissa Patrick at [email protected] or fax to 206.870.4387 (attachment above)

Contact Us

General Inquiries and
Electronic Filings - [email protected]

Des Moines Municipal Court
21630 11th Ave. S.
Suite C
Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: 206-878-4597
Fax: 206-870-4387

The Court lobby is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

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Des Moines Municipal Court

Photo Enforcement

Photo enforcement

Photo Enforcement Payments / Video Review


Des Moines Municipal Court is closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve at noon
Christmas Day