The City of Auburn adjudicates civil and criminal matters occurring within the City of Auburn through an interlocal agreement with King County District Court - South Division.

  • For information about court dates, anti-harassment orders, scheduled hearings, cases, jury duty, probation, fees and fines, please call 1-800-325-6165, or 206-205-9200.
  • All court facilities are accessible to individuals using wheelchairs.
  • If you need to be screened to see if you qualify for a public defender, please fill out the Public Defender Screening Form. Someone will be in contact with you within 2 business days. If you need further information, please call 253 931-3040 or email

If your sentence includes a fine, you will usually have the opportunity to perform Community Service instead of paying your fine with money. These rules apply when you choose Community Service:

  • You must choose a NON-PROFIT organization for your community service hours; it is not up to the court or probation to provide you with a list of places. Examples include: Churches, YMCA, schools, Food Banks, Children's Home Society, The Goodwill, etc. To find phone numbers for the above references, you can look in the yellow pages under "Social Service Organizations". The agency DOES NOT have to be in Auburn.
  • When you complete your hours, the agency of your choice must write to the court a short statement on THEIR LETTERHEAD STATIONERY stating how many hours have been completed. An employee of the organization must sign it and add a phone number for reference. Also, be sure your CASE NUMBER is included so your case gets proper credit. You must turn your hours in each month to the front counter at the Auburn Courthouse. If your hours are not turned in, your case may end up in collections.
  • You will earn $15.00 credit for each hour of community service performed.
  • If you have further questions, please call the Court Staff at 1-800-325-6165, or 206-205-9200.