City Services

Municipal Court

The Municipal Court provides services related to all infraction, criminal misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor incidents that occur within the City of Bothell and are filed with the court.

Payment of fines may be made with credit cards (Visa or Mastercard).

For your reference: The Municipal Court does not handle civil or small claims cases. For these types of cases, as well as DV protection orders, please contact the District Court.

Looking to pay your citation on line? Bothell Municipal Court now offers an online payment option.

Click here to be redirected to the online payment site.

UW Exemplary Community Based Learning

Community based learning and research is vital to the UW Bothell experience. Students complete field work on real world problems and look for solutions that benefit our industries and communities. One example of the university's commitment to community engagement is the Bothell Youth Court.

Follow this link to the Bothell Youth Court page

View this video to see Bothell Youth Court in action


As of December 1st - Court will close at 4:30 p.m. daily instead of 5:00 p.m.

December 8th - Court & Passport Office will be closed for the day at 3:00 p.m.

General Information

Presiding Judge:
Hon. Michelle Gehlsen

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until Nov. 30)

Please note NEW daily hours:
As of December 1st - Court will close at 4:30 p.m. daily instead of 5:00 p.m.

Closed daily from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch

10116 NE 183rd St., Bothell, WA 98011

FAX  425.488.3052

  • Get Your Passport, Municipal Court Passport Office, M-F 10am - 4:30pm, Learn more...