If you are going to the courthouse in Auburn, Washington for the first time you probably have a number of questions. Below, you will find the courthouse’s address, hours, days of operation, phone number, and answers to common questions most people have when showing up to court for the 1st time.
340 E Main St 101
Auburn, WA 98002
Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Generally, Legal Holidays include:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Birth Day
See RCW 1.16.050
Judges and Magistrates appreciate punctuality. You do not want to start things off on the wrong foot by showing up late. It is good practice to plan to be at the Courthouse at least 30 minutes before your scheduled proceeding. This should allow you ample time to find a parking space, pass through Court Security and make your way to your courtroom.
First impressions are important. Business-casual dress is appropriate. You certainly will not be expected to wear a suit and tie, but dressing professionally and appropriately will help to ensure you make a positive first impression.
If you are addressing a Judge or Magistrate, addressing him or her as “Your Honor,” is appropriate.
Generally, aside from other parties present for their own matters, who may be seated in the gallery, you likely will find attorneys, a Court Reporter, a Judicial Assistant, and a Bailiff. The Court Reporter is responsible for transcribing testimony before the Court. The Judicial Assistant, as the name implies, assists the Judge or Magistrate, and may perform duties akin to a paralegal, legal secretarial and/or office administrative support for the Court.
It is a safe rule of thumb to ALWAYS assume that your trial or hearing will start on time. Again, Judges and Magistrates appreciate punctuality and you certainly do not want to start things off on the wrong foot by arriving late.