Emergency Filings

For help, please contact
the Clerk's Office

206-370-8400 (Seattle)
253-882-3800 (Tacoma)

Emergency pleadings must be electronically filed, including the filing of a new case when necessary. The filer should then call the Clerk's Office at 206-370-8400 to advise the court of the nature of the filing.

Pro se filers not authorized to file electronically and should bring their emergency filings to the Seattle or Tacoma Clerk's Office during business hours.

If the nature of the emergency requires immediate judicial action outside of normal business hours, call 206-370-8483 and leave a message with the case number, nature of emergency, document number, and contact information. This message box is monitored 24 hours a day and you will be contacted once the emergency filing has been reviewed.