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Disability Access & Accommodations

The Western District of Washington is committed to a policy of equal access to court facilities and services and provides reasonable accommodations, with advanced notice, when appropriate. 

Questions/Disability Access & Accommodations Coordinators 

  • For all prospective jurors, District-wide: Jeff Humenik, Jury Administrator, (206) 370-8408
  • For litigants, witnesses and visitors in Seattle: Jeff Humenik, Jury Administrator, (206) 370-8408
  • For litigants, witnesses and visitors in Tacoma: Joe Whiteley, Deputy in Charge, (253) 882-3808

 

Accommodations Guidelines and Request Form

 

Courthouse Screening and Entry

Please note that official government photo identification, such as a driver’s license or state I.D. is required to enter the courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma.

When you arrive at the courthouse in Seattle or Tacoma, you will be required to pass through a metal detector and you may be asked to temporarily remove your shoes, belts, jewelry and other metal items.   Individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants my request screening via a hand-held wand.

No food or liquids are allowed past the security checkpoint.

 

Building Access Information for Each Courthouse

Seattle
The main entrance to the Seattle Courthouse on Stewart Street is wheelchair accessible.

Tacoma
Both the front and rear entrances to the Tacoma Courthouse are wheelchair accessible. 

 

Parking

Seattle
The Seattle Courthouse does not have a public parking lot.  There is limited street parking near the courthouse, which is free for vehicles with a disability placard.  There are a number of parking garages within a few blocks of the courthouse.

Tacoma
Parking is available at the north end of the courthouse and fees may paid in cash, Visa credit or debit card.  A cash only parking lot is located on the south end of the courthouse.