How to reach us

Municipal Court


Fax: 253-856-6730

1220 Central Ave S.

Kent, WA 98032

Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Defender Screening

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If you cannot afford a lawyer, you can be screened to see if you qualify for a public defender at the Kent Municipal Court.


Every Monday and Tuesday


8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m.

What you need to bring with you:

  • Kent Municipal Court Case Number
  • Court Date(s)
  • Charge(s)
  • Verification of income (pay stub)
  • Proof of child support (court document, check receipts, etc.)

The screener will determine if you qualify for a court appointed lawyer pursuant to state and federal guidelines.