General Order Limiting Entry To Courthouse

Release Date: 
Tue, 03/17/2020

On March 17, in furtherance of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the District Court entered a General Order closing the courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma to the general public. The Bankruptcy Court will continue with scheduled non-evidentiary hearings to be held telephonically. Information about hearings and judges procedures can be found on the Court's website:  Evidentiary hearings and trial dates scheduled to occur before June 1, 2020 will not be conducted in person at the courthouse. Individual judges retain the discretion to conduct those hearings by means of telephonic/video conferencing as appropriate.

The Clerk's office will no longer provide face to face services.  A drop box has been established in the lobby of the Seattle and the Tacoma courthouse where pleadings and documents will be accepted. Documents and payments can also be mailed to the Clerk's office. Clerk's office staff can be reached by phone or on-line CHAT to answer procedural questions.