Municipal Court

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Monroe Municipal Court will be closed Mon. Aug. 14 through Fri. Aug 18 in preparation of temporarily relocating during the remodel of the Administrative Wing of the Municipal Campus. Court services and schedule will resume Mon. Aug. 21 at the Public Works/Parks & Recreation Building located at 769 Village Way.

08/21/2023 - The court fax number is now 360 863-4601 . 

Mission Statement

To resolve matters fairly and timely in accordance with the law by providing an impartial, independent, and dignified forum, in order to promote respect for the Rule of Law, engender public confidence and trust, and protect individual rights and liberties.

Vision Statement

The Court advances justice for all who come before it. We are an efficient, innovative, and accessible court system that works collaboratively with justice partners to serve the community with integrity and transparency.

Message from Judge Ness

As the Monroe Municipal Court Judge, I would like to welcome you to our webpage and take this opportunity to give you a brief overview of the Court.

Monroe Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The Municipal Court Judge is authorized by Washington State statute to preside over criminal misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, civil traffic infractions and other City of Monroe Code violations.

The Court is temporarily located in the Public Works/Parks & Recreation building located at 769 Village Way. Our temporary relocation is due to the remodel of the Municipal Campus. Our phone number is 360 863-4548. You can also reach us by email.

Court sessions are held in a multi-purpose room. The courtroom also serves as the City Council Chambers and is used for award ceremonies, training, various committee meetings and public hearings.

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The court is closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. (unless otherwise posted).

Our monthly schedule is as follows:

First and third Tuesday:                 8:45 a.m. in person motions in limine and special set hearings.

Second and fourth Tuesday:        9:00 a.m. mitigation hearings, 10:00 AM contested hearings.

Wednesdays:    8:45 a.m. pretrials held virtually, 10:15 a.m. in person arraignments, 11:00 a.m. in person review hearings and motions, 1:30 p.m. in person contested hearings with counsel, 2:30 p.m. in custody calendar held virtually.

Fridays:                10 a.m. Community Court held virtually or in person,   11:15 a.m.  Resource Center held virtually or in person, 2:30 p.m. in custody calendar held virtually.

Fourth Thursday and Friday:    Jury trials

If you have received an infraction, you can request a written contested or mitigation hearing and avoid the necessity of a court appearance.

We do not handle civil claims, small claims, or unlawful harassment orders. Those are processed at Snohomish County District Court, Evergreen Division, located at 14414 179th Ave SE Monroe , WA  98272.

Judge Jessica K Ness