Fourth Avenue entrance to King County Courthouse to close June 15, Third Avenue entrance will reopen

Starting June 15, the Fourth Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle will be closed for necessary repairs, and the Third Avenue entrance will reopen to resume serving as the primary access point to the building moving forward.

Employees, jurors, and other visitors to the Courthouse Building should allow additional time to gain access and clear security screening on Third Avenue during this transition. Temporary signage will be installed to provide directions to users of the building. King County employees will still be able to access the Courthouse Building through the Administration Building and Goat Hill Garage tunnels.

Employee and community safety is one of our highest priorities, which is why we continue to partner with law enforcement, neighborhood and community organizations, and other governments to ensure a safer, more welcoming environment in and around our facilities. As this shift to Third Avenue happens, Sheriff’s deputies will be reposted at the Third Avenue entrance and will continue their regular foot and bicycle patrols of the downtown civic campus area, and Facilities Management Division (FMD) Security Officers will continue their exterior perimeter patrols

Repairs to the Fourth Avenue entrance will begin soon after the closure and are expected to be completed at the start of August. It will reopen as a secondary entrance when resources allow.

Third Avenue served as the main entrance to the Courthouse Building since it was remodeled in 1967. The reopening of the Third Avenue entrance will provide easier access for public transit commuters, offering closer proximity to more Metro Transit routes as well as Link light rail stations and the Colman Dock ferry terminal. Employees who park at Goat Hill Garage can continue to use the garage tunnel to access the building.