Burlington Municipal Court

The Burlington Municipal Court is open to the public.  Anyone appearing in person must wear an N95, KN95 or KF94 mask regardless of vaccination status and follow social distancing requirements.  If you do not have an N95 mask, one will be provided for you.  No person is to appear if they are experiencing any illness, symptoms, are waiting for test results or have been exposed to someone with COVID.

Please contact your attorney prior to your hearing to determine if your appearance is mandatory.

You can contact the court clerk by calling 360-755-0492 or by email.

Payments can be mailed to: 311 Cedar Street Suite A, Burlington WA 98233

Bank card payments via phone: 1-877-793-8935 (toll free) or internet: www.burlingtonwatix.com

There is also a drop box located in the front of the Public Safety Building.

Burlington court room  interior


The Burlington Municipal Court is responsible for processing citations issued in violation of city ordinances and some state statutes by the Burlington Police Department. The court sets cases for arraignments, hearings, trials, or probation revocation.

Case variety includes, but is not limited to:

  • Criminal traffic cases such as driving while under the influence (DUI); negligent driving first degree; driving while license suspended; first, second or third, and other criminal traffic violations.
  • Criminal, non-traffic cases such as domestic violence assault, theft third, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass.
  • Traffic infractions such as speeding, failure to stop at stop sign, no valid operator’s license, or no insurance.
  • Other hearings held are charges such as vehicle impound, seizure hearings, or dogs at large.

Court Calendar

  • Court is held on the first, second and third Wednesday of each month.
  • Scheduled jury trials are usually on the fourth Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each month.
  • Court dates may be affected by holidays.
  • You can find your court date by logging onto the JIS site for Washington courts or by calling the Burlington Municipal Court at 360-755-0492.