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Case number abbreviation

Seattle, WA |

Is there a list of the abbreviations of case numbers and their meaning? I have noticed when doing a search of records, they begin with a TSC and this means that it was a traffic violation done by a street camera...from what I was told. But, I am interested in knowing what the other letters in court numbers mean/

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Check your court's website to see if there's a glossary of terms and abbreviations, like the one linked below, or contact your court's clerk.

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You don't identify the abbreviations to which you refer, or the court, but it sounds like municipal court. You can contact a court clerk to find out this information, or one of the the King County Law Libraries, located at the courthouses in Seattle or the RJC in Kent. You can look up locations and phone numbers online at