Municipal Court

05/06/2020 Update 

 Municipal Court is closed until further notice.

 Court staff is available by phone

 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

 Please call 360-863-4548 for assistance

Municipal Court Emergency Response to COVID-19
and Threat to Public Health.

Pursuant to the authority given this Court through Washington State Supreme Court Order No. 25700-B-618 and GR29, this Emergency Order is effective May 4th, 2020 and shall remain in effect unless renewed, modified, or rescinded by the Monroe Municipal Court Judge. Please read the complete Administrative Order for scheduling details of traffic infraction hearings and criminal hearings. 

Juror Information

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 Judge’s Message


To contribute to the quality of life in our community by advancing the causes of justice fairly and impartially by efficiently administering justice in a manner that preserves the dignity and rights of defendants as well as the citizens of Monroe.

As the Monroe Municipal Court Judge, I would like to welcome you to our webpage and take this opportunity to give you a brief overview of the Court.

Monroe 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 Monroe Code violations.

The Court is housed in the City Hall at 806 W. Main Street in downtown Monroe. Our phone number is 360-863-4548. You can also email us.

Court sessions are held in a multi-purpose room. The courtroom also serves as the City Council Chambers and is used for award ceremonies, training, various committee meetings and public hearings.

Our office hours are 8:00 AM—5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The Court is closed during the noon hour from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM(unless otherwise posted). Our monthly schedule is as follows:

First and Third Tuesday: 8:45 AM motions in limine and special set hearings.

Second and Fourth Tuesday: 9:00 AM mitigation hearings. 10:00 AM contested hearings.

Wednesdays: 8:45 AM pre trial hearings. 10:00 AM arraignments. 11:00 AM review hearings and motions. 1:00 PM contested hearings with counsel. 2:30 PM in custody video court.

Second and Fourth Friday: 8:45 jury trials.

If you have received an infraction, you can request a written contested or mitigation hearing and avoid the necessity of a court appearance.

We do not handle civil claims, small claims or anti-harassment orders. Those are processed at Snohomish County District Court, Evergreen Division, located at 14414 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272.

We endeavor to provide you with prompt, professional and courteous service. I work hard to ensure your civil rights are preserved and respected, and that criminals are held accountable for their actions. Justice, fairness and integrity comprise the backbone of our legal system and are the touchstones of my personal and professional life.

I hope that you find this website useful and informative.

Thank you

Judge Jessica K Ness

Monroe Municipal Court