Municipal Court

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The Bremerton Municipal Court is open to the public effective June 1, 2020 by Emergency Administrative Order. The Court will be closed daily from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for lunch. This Order is in effect until further notice.

If you have a hearing scheduled, appearance by Zoom video or telephonic is strongly encouraged in most cases. Please contact the court at 360-473-5260 if you have any questions. To receive the best user experience, please ensure your Zoom app is up-to-date. For instructions on how to upgrade to the latest version see:

If you are seeking to participate in a court hearing CLICK HERE for virtual/telephonic instructions. 

If you are seeking to observe a court hearing that is being conducted via Zoom, visit our Main Courtroom or Second Courtroom YouTube channels. 

The Bremerton Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. Court sessions are open to the public. We welcome all to view our judicial system at work.

Types of Cases

The Municipal Court Judge is authorized by Washington State Statute to preside over the following types of cases occurring within city limits of Bremerton:
  • Misdemeanor criminal charges (domestic violence offenses, assault, theft, and drug offenses)
  • Misdemeanor criminal traffic offenses (driving under the influence, physical control, and reckless driving)
  • Gross misdemeanors
  • Non-traffic infractions
  • Parking infractions

Orders of Protection

The court also handles orders for protection for victims of domestic violence, stalking and harassment. 

Our Mission

The Bremerton Municipal Court aims to fully and fairly hear every individual who has business before the Municipal Court. Everyone appearing in court or in the Clerk's Office shall be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect. We are honored to serve the citizens of Bremerton and others who have court business here.

Having to appear in court for an infraction or citation can be stressful. It is our hope that we can provide some information here that will be of help in guiding you through the process and take some of the mystery out of the procedures.

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