To help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), King County will close many in-person customer services from Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, March 27.
The county services affected are:
- Treasury operations (including property tax payments) at the King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle
- Vehicle and vessel licensing at the King County Administration Building
(note: vehicle license subagents, which are independent small businesses located throughout the county, may or may not be open for walk-in customers)
- Taxi/TNC/For-Hire licensing at the King County Administration Building
- Recorder’s Office (including marriage licensing, real estate transactions, and other document recording) at the King County Administration Building
- Archives at 1215 E. Fir, Seattle
- Elections at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton and the King County Administration Building
- Assessor’s Office at the King County Administration Building
- Community Service Centers in Issaquah, Kent, Renton, and Shoreline
- Board of Appeals at the King County Administration Building
- Procurement at the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Ave., Seattle
- In-person job applications at the King County Administration Building
- Department of Local Services is closing its public lobby and suspending in-person and paper-based permit application services, but online permitting services will be available
Residents are encouraged to use the many online options available at kingcounty.gov/services instead of visiting in person. Customer service may also be available by phone, email, or regular mail depending on the agency. The list of closures is subject to change, so customers should check the continuously updated list at kingcounty.gov/ServiceChanges.
Courts and Judicial Administration
- The latest information on reductions to King County District Court services is available at tinyurl.com/KCDC-COVID-19 or by calling 206-205-9200.
- Judicial Administration will be providing limited counter services and protection order services at both the King County Courthouse in Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent during this time period.
- The Protection Order Advocacy Program in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is not accepting in-person intakes at this time. For all other PAO functions, call 206-296-9000.
- King County Superior Court has suspended jury trials until at least April 24; jury summonses have also been suspended effective March 16 by emergency order of Presiding Judge Jim Rogers. Check the Superior Court website for details on this and other court proceedings.
For information about the COVID-19 outbreak, visit kingcounty.gov/COVID.