Municipal Court


Bremerton Municipal Court has distributed proposed Local Court Rules changes for comment.

Comments will be accepted for 30 days commencing May 31, 2022. These proposed rules have seen distributed to the city prosecutor, city public defender’s office, the county clerk, and the local bar association. All comments regarding the proposed rule changes shall be directed to municipal.court@ci.bremerton.wa.us.

All comments will be posted here. After the comment period closes and the court considers any comments, the court may adopt, amend, or reject the proposal or take such other action as the court deems appropriate.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST 2022

The Bremerton Municipal Court is open to the public. Jury trials have resumed. 

If you have a hearing scheduled, appearance by Zoom video or telephonic is strongly encouraged in most cases. Please contact the court at 360-473-5260 if you have any questions. To receive the best user experience, please ensure your Zoom app is up-to-date. For instructions on how to upgrade to the latest version see: https://support.zoom.us.

If you are seeking to participate in a court hearing CLICK HERE for virtual/telephonic instructions. 

You can observe hearings in person or if you wish to observe a hearing remotely, you can enter the Zoom hearing and rename yourself observer and add the case you wish to observe. Example of screen name – Observer John Doe.

The Bremerton Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. Court sessions are open to the public. We welcome all to view our judicial system at work.

Types of Cases


The Municipal Court Judge is authorized by Washington State Statute to preside over the following types of cases occurring within city limits of Bremerton:
  • Misdemeanor criminal charges (domestic violence offenses, assault, theft, and drug offenses)
  • Misdemeanor criminal traffic offenses (driving under the influence, physical control, and reckless driving)
  • Gross misdemeanors
  • Non-traffic infractions
  • Parking infractions

Our Mission


The Bremerton Municipal Court aims to fully and fairly hear every individual who has business before the Municipal Court. Everyone appearing in court or in the Clerk's Office shall be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect. We are honored to serve the citizens of Bremerton and others who have court business here.

Having to appear in court for an infraction or citation can be stressful. It is our hope that we can provide some information here that will be of help in guiding you through the process and take some of the mystery out of the procedures.

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