Live Stream Court Hearings


Des Moines Municipal Court proceedings are streamed live on the Court’s YouTube channel to accommodate the “open court” doctrine, providing the public and the media easy access to public proceedings. If a party to a particular case wishes to participate and join the virtual courtroom, contact the court by phone or email for the Zoom meeting ID and passcode ([email protected] / 206-878-4597). Please note, for an immediate response please contact the Court by phone.

Anyone making a recording of Court proceedings without having first obtained the permission of the Court may be subject to legal action, include but not limited to, contempt proceedings and sanctions pursuant to Chapter 7.21 RCW. Audio recordings of prior proceedings may be accessed here.  Note, however, that the official record of court proceedings are made and maintained by Des Moines Municipal Court. To request a certified copy of court proceedings, click here.