Municipal Court

Please note that Court operations are significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

Update as of June 22, 2022

All Jury Trials have resumed, please see Emergency Order 22-03

The Court Lobby is under construction and remains closed to the public. We anticipate the lobby to be completed by July 18th.  

The Court Clerk’s office is only available by phone or email at this time:

Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM

The clerk’s office does not answer the phones during the lunch hour.
If you have questions, want to make a payment, or need to file a court document, you may contact us during the hours noted above by phone 206-878-4597 or by email at [email protected].

If you are wanting to make a payment the court has a payment kiosk outside to make payments by credit card, or you can make your payment online, check or money order. Please do not send cash, please consider getting a money order. 

The court has a drop box for payments, court documents outside the court house doors. Please make sure your name and citation number is on the document.

All criminal cases are being heard by telephonic or video hearings in our virtual courtroom. If you currently have a criminal case pending in our court, please contact your attorney to confirm your next virtual court hearing.

All cases involving traffic infractions or camera violations are being adjudicated by written statement or are being heard by telephonic or video hearings in our virtual courtroom. Defendants can appear by telephone or video. For questions regarding any infraction cases, you may contact the court by phone or email. If you need the zoom information, please contact the court clerk’s office at 206-878-4597

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 22-03

Emergency Order 22-02

Emergency Order 22-01

Emergency Order 21-10

Emergency Order 20-01

Emergency Order 20-02

Emergency Order 20-03

Emergency Order 20-04

Emergency Order 20-05

Emergency Order 20-06

Emergency Order 20-08

Emergency Order 20-09

Contact Us

General Inquiries - email
Please note this email link is not monitored 24/7 and response times will vary.

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

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

Hours - Due to Covid19

Court Lobby is currently closed
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed for lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm

To Make a Payment

Des Moines Municipal Court

Photo Enforcement

Photo enforcement

Photo Enforcement Payments / Video Review


To Make an UP Payment

Multiple King County Courts


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