District Court

District Court Judges: David A. Svaren, Warren M. Gilbert
Court Administrator: Deannie Nelson

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Notice of Judicial Vacancy
Skagit County District Court

On June 30, 2015, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1061, increasing the number of District Court Judge positions in Skagit County from two to three. Governor Jay Inslee approved this legislation on July 6, 2015.

Effective August 21, 2015, the Skagit County Board of County Commissioners will begin accepting applications from qualified members of the Washington State Bar Association to fill the new judicial position. 

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Skagit County* District Court handles the following case types:

Traffic Infractions
Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors
Civil Claims to $100,000
Small Claims to $5,000
Protection Orders
Name Change Petitions
Dangerous Dog Hearings
Vehicle Impound Hearings

Interpreter Request Forms:

You may have the right to a court-appointed interpreter. (Pdf)
¿Necesita un intérprete de español que le asista en el tribunal? (Spanish Pdf form)
Do you need an interpreter? (English Pdf form for other languages)

*Claims and infractions cited WITHIN a city's limits are handled by that individual city's municipal court.


District Court Judges: David A. Svaren; Warren M. Gilbert
Court Commissioner: Dianne E. Goddard
Court Administrator: Deannie Nelson
Hours: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Mail: PO Box 340
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Located at: Larry E. Moller Public Safety Bldg. 600 S. Third
Mount Vernon, WA
Phone: (360) 336 9319
FAX: (360) 336 9318
email: districtcourt@co.skagit.wa.us