Clerk's Offices Offering Limited Services

Release Date: 
Mon, 03/16/2020

The courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma, and the bankruptcy clerk's offices remain open to the public.  However, in keeping with local and national recommendations to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Clerk's offices in Seattle and Tacoma are providing limited services at their intake counters:

  • No person to person assistance is available;
  • Cash is not accepted; customers are encouraged to make online payments, or present a money order or certified funds. Personal checks are not accepted for filing fee payments. Please include the case number and debtor's name on all forms of payment. Payments can also be sent to the Court by mail. 
  • Customers who enter the clerk's office lobby are encouraged to contact staff via personal cell phone, email, or online chat service on our website. In Seattle, there is a public phone available outside the lobby doors. Filing and procedural questions can be answered in real time before the customer leaves the lobby.
  • A drop box has been placed at the front counter for filings and payments.
  • A variety of critical forms are available to the public in our lobby

Payments and documents can be sent to the Clerk's office by mail to the addresses located below:

For Seattle Cases:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
700 Stewart Street, #6301
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 370-5200

For Tacoma Cases:
Tacoma Union Station
1717 Pacific Avenue, #2100
Tacoma WA 98402-3233
(253) 882-3900

Additional resources can be found on this website, including how to find case information, accessing electronic court records through PACER, filing without an attorney, and information about local bankruptcy forms and national bankruptcy forms