Superior Court, District Court, Elections, Assessments, PAO, Council closed, most Executive branch operations open Monday, Feb. 11


Most Executive branch operations will open as normally scheduled Monday, Feb. 11, to ensure that customers can access as many of our services as possible during this protracted winter snow event. Unless otherwise directed by department leadership, employees are expected to report to work as scheduled. If you are able to safely commute to your worksite or have an agreement in place to telecommute or work at an alternative location, please do so.

District Court, Superior Court, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, King County Council, the Department of Assessments, and the Department of Judicial Administration are closed today. Elections is operating with critical staff and online support only today. Please check for additional information from your agency leadership.

When an agency remains open, but conditions prevent you from reporting to work or from reporting on time, notify your supervisor as soon as possible. You may request leave, subject to approval by your supervisor. If you have no leave accrued, your supervisor may approve leave without pay to cover absences. Sick leave may not be used. Please refer to HR Bulletin 2011-0009 County Operations During Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather to learn more.

We understand that this storm event has made commuting in our region very difficult for many employees. Your supervisors will work with you and be as flexible as possible, given the circumstances and our leave policies. We appreciate our thousands of employees who are doing their best to serve the residents of our County and deliver the best possible service during this protracted winter event.

King County Metro Transit remains on Emergency Snow Network Monday and Tuesday. Buses are limited to just 60 core routes, with severely limited or no service in some areas of the county. Please allow for another 30-60 minutes in your travel schedules and prepare alternate travel plans if your route is not in service, and connect to Link light rail service where possible. Dress warmly and be prepared for crowding and potentially longer waits at bus stops. Visit to learn more, and follow @kcmetrobus on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information.

School district closures and childcare: Some school districts, including Seattle, have already announced that they will close Monday, and others will operate on a reduced schedule. Please check with your local school district and have a plan for your kids. When schools are closed and King County operations remain open, employees are expected to report to work as usual, or follow applicable personnel policies.

Parking at County garages:If you left a vehicle Friday in one of the County garages, please retrieve the vehicle before 5:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, to avoid additional charges.

Stay informed: Make sure you’re getting the latest King County information at work and at home in the event of snow:

  • Call the Employee Hotline—206-205-8600 (save it to your phone now!).
  • Check your King County email for specific directives and updates. Log on at
  • Contact your supervisor for instructions.
  • Follow King County on Twitter—@KingCountyWA@kcmetrobus@kcroads, and@kcemployees
  • Check your agency website or Intranet (if applicable), and monitor local media channels.
  • Visit the Emergency News page at for regional impacts. 

KCInform: Make sure you can be reached in a major emergency. If you haven’t yet registered your personal contact or work cell information in KCInform, please contact kcinform@kingcounty.govanytime or 206-296-3830 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday to request your unique registration link. Watch this short video to learn more or visit our website.