Municipal Court


Court business continues to be conducted electronically and over the phone.  A drop box is available both inside and outside of the court building for those who need to drop something off in person.  Most hearings are being held by Zoom and are being streamed live.  For more information on how to connect to Zoom hearings, please see our Video Information.  The lobby of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court Clerk’s Office is open with a maximum capacity of 19 people for those who have a need to conduct their business in person.    

Bankcard payments may be made through nCourt, a payment-processing center.   

For assistance, please contact us by phone, fax or e-mail. 


Phone:  360-336-6205

Fax: 360-336-6254

E-mail: mvcourts@mountvernonwa.gov


For details, please see the administrative court order.  This order will be updated as conditions change.

Court Responsibilities

The Municipal Court is responsible for processing citations issued in violation of city ordinances and some state statutes by the Mount Vernon Police Department. The court sets cases for arraignment, hearing, trial, or probation revocation.

Most Mount Vernon Municipal Court calendars will be held using video court. Please check the Video Hearing Information link for more information about video hearings. If you are unable to appear for a video hearing please contact the court or your attorney for information. Bench warrants are being ordered on criminal cases for failure to appear.

 Documents and other correspondence may be  filed by e-mail or by using the drop box located between the double doors.


Trial by Mail for Infractions

If you have been charged with an infraction and wish to have a hearing please send your request by mail and make sure you mark the correct box, mitigation hearing or contested hearing. A notice will be mailed to you with a court date. To limit the amount of people coming to court there is a trial by mail form you may fill out and send in with your request. The judge will make a ruling and it will be mailed back to you. Please make sure the court has your correct address.

Trial by Mail


Request to Rescind no Contact Order

Process for requesting to rescind a NCO,Modify-or-Rescind-NCO-Instructions---English  and Spanish Instructions and the NCO Request Form.


Informational Brochures

The Municipal Court has informational brochures available to the public on various topics: Explaining the procedures for a Traffic Infraction or Criminal case, Juror Information, and helpful hints to "get you through the process". Please stop by the court to obtain your copy at:

1805 Continental Pl.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273


Visiting Court

We invite citizens to visit the court in session on any Tuesday. Cases are heard from 8:30 am until around 12:00 pm and then again at 3:00 pm until about 4:30 pm.

We welcome school classes and educators and am available to address the classes and answer questions, if you wish. We would like to request that the teacher or parent chaperone call the court to inform us of your visit and we will lay out the red carpet.


 The Mission Of The Municipal Court

  • Effectively and expeditiously perform case management
  • Record and maintain all statistical and financial data for state reporting
  • Remain the storehouse of information for criminal history and data dissemination
  • Dispense justice while monitoring efficiency and cost to the public...
  • Provide complete customer service to all

Interpreter Request Forms