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Skagit County Clerk: Melissa Beaton


It is the practice in Skagit County that if you submit a Calendar Note, your matter will be scheduled for a hearing. If you do not appear for the hearing you have scheduled, the Court will not sign your order. See Local Court Rules.

You can submit your motion and order for ex parte signature in the following ways:

  • (Front Counter) Personal Appearance: Ex parte matters are heard Monday through Friday at 1:15 pm. Please appear personally at the Clerk’s Office between 8:30a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for same day processing.  After you have presented your order, you may wish to come to the Clerk’s Office to obtain or conform your copies.
  • Ex Parte by Mail: Please send your original documents, at least one set of copies for the Clerk’s Office to conform, a self- addressed stamped envelope and the ex parte fee of $30.00. If the fee is not included, all documents will be mailed back to you.

  • Ex Parte at Counter Not Requiring Personal Appearance: You may leave documents with counter staff if you are unable to attend the ex parte calendar at 1:15. Please include any copies for the Clerk’s Office to conform, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the ex parte fee of $30.00.

  • Ex Parte via E-Filing -- Telephonic Appearance must be indicated in email. -- E-Filed ex parte matters must receive a “RECEIVED” acceptance by the Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the day you plan to appear. After you have appeared telephonically, you may wish to come to the Clerk’s Office to obtain copies or they will be available in Odyssey within 24 hours. If you are not appearing telephonically, the $30 ex parte fee applies.

    Skagit County Clerk's Office
    Address: 205 W Kincaid, Room 103,
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    Phone: 360-416-1800