Bothell Municipal Court
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: May 5, 2020
Important message regarding court operations during COVID-19 emergency:
As of March 17, 2020 the court facility is closed to the public, with a few exceptions, until further notice. Please refer to the court’s Emergency Notification page for details.
In-Custody hearings will be heard Tuesdays and Fridays.
Limited calendars will be handled via video court. Please refer to the court’s Video Court page for details.
Please contact the court via telephone or email with urgent matters.
The Bothell Municipal Court is committed to providing a venue for the timely resolution of alleged violations of the law in a respectful, independent, and impartial manner. The Bothell Municipal Court is dedicated to its partnership with the City of Bothell in enhancing the quality of life and safety of our community.
What the Court Handles
Bothell Municipal Court handles all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, civil infractions, and other offenses authorized under the Bothell Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington Statutes.
Misdemeanors: Crimes where the maximum sentence is 90 days in jail and $1,000 fine.
Gross Misdemeanors: Crimes that carry a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine, including offenses such as driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, theft, and trespass.
Infractions: Acts that are prohibited by law but are not legally defined as a crime such as parking tickets and traffic or non-traffic infractions.