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Court business continues to be conducted electronically and over the phone. A drop box is available in the District Court lobby Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30 for those who need to drop something off in person. Most hearings are being held by Zoom and are being streamed live.

The District Court Clerk’s Office is open with a maximum capacity of two persons for those who have a need to conduct their business in person. The hours of the District Court Clerk’s Office are from 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:30.

Bankcard payments may be made through nCourt, a payment-processing center.

For assistance, please contact us by phone, fax or e-mail.

  • Phone: 360-416-1250
  • Fax: 360-416-1251

General e-mail: districtcourt@co.skagit.wa.us

Billing e-mail: dcbilling@co.skagit.wa.us

Skagit County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It is the court that handles traffic infractions, misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, civil claims up to $75,000, small claims and name changes. Claims and infractions cited WITHIN a city's limits are handled by that individual city's municipal court.

Skagit County District Court Calendar*
*Please note: This link opens a Washington State web site in a new window.
City Municipal Court scheduling information can also be searched.

Traffic Infractions
Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors
Civil Claims to $100,000
Small Claims filed by an individual – up to $10,000
Small Claims filed by a business – up to $5,000
Protection Orders | Lifting (rescinding) or modifing No Contact Orders
Name Change Petitions
Dangerous Dog Hearings
Vehicle Impound Hearings

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


SUPERIOR COURT

EEMERGENCY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Washington State Supreme Court has adopted Order No. 25700-B-602 granting emergency authority to this Court to adopt, modify, and suspend court rules and orders, and to take further actions concerning court operations, as warranted to address the current state of emergency.

Emergency Administrative Order: 21-3, Signed 3/31/21
Archived Orders can be found here.]

Skagit County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction. It is the trial court for all felonies and civil suits. Superior Court's jurisdiction includes real property,unlawful detainer, adoption, probate, competency, family law and juvenile cases. In addition, Superior Court hears appeals from District Court decisions and other administrative hearing decisions.

The Skagit County Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining the documents and records of all superior court cases. The Clerk's Office is the administrative and financial arm of Superior Court.

All calendars are subject to change without notice.


Criminal jury trials shall be set on Monday at 9:00 A.M. If Monday is a holiday, criminal jury trials start on Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. No jury trials will be scheduled during Thanksgiving week or between Christmas and New Years. Court calendars may be cancelled during Judicial Conference week. [Adopted September 1, 2011]

All felony first appearances on Superior Court cases are heard as follows:

Monday –1:30 p.m. at the Skagit County Community Justice Center
Tuesday – 3:00 p.m. via video, Courtroom 4 (In weeks with a Monday holiday, this calendar will begin at 2:30pm)
Wednesday – 3:00 p.m. via video, Courtroom 4
Thursday – 1:30 p.m. at the Skagit County Community Justice Center
Friday – 1:30 p.m. at the Skagit County Community Justice Center

Monday through Friday 1:15 p.m. Ex Parte Matters [See (L)(1)], juvenile rightings, and Domestic Violence Petitions for hearing dates and temporary restraining orders. [Amended September 1, 2011]

MONTHLY

Juvenile Administrative Sealing Calendar
Please see Local Court Rule Part X JuCR 10.7.1 for further information.
(Adopted September 2, 2014)

   
MONDAY
9:00 a.m. Pro-Se Domestic Motions Calendar.  If Monday is a holiday, there will be no calendar.
9:30 a.m. Trial Assignment Calendar. (includes LUPA) If Monday is a holiday, this calendar shall be heard on Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Criminal Motions [Excel]at the Skagit County Community Justice Center. 3.5/3.6 hearings, cases with witnesses or briefs and other matters as assigned by the court. Interpreters scheduled upon request. If Monday is a holiday, there shall be no calendar. [Amended June 15, 2020]
1:30 p.m. Criminal Hearings [Excel] at the Skagit County Community Justice Center If Monday is a holiday, there shall be no calendar.
1:30 p.m. Domestic Violence, Vulnerable Adult and Sexual Assault Protection Order Hearings. In weeks where Monday is a holiday, this calendar will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Juvenile At Risk and CHINS Hearings. In weeks with a holiday on Monday, there will be no calendar.
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m. Juvenile Dependency Calendar. In weeks with a holiday on Tuesday, this calendar shall be heard on Wednesday at 9:00am.
9:30 a.m. Out of Custody Criminal Arraignments [Excel]
10:00 a.m. Involuntary Commitment Hearings. Off-site. If Monday is a holiday, this calendar will start at 10:30. If Tuesday is a holiday, this calendar will be special set based upon the availability of the attorneys and court personnel. [Amended September 1, 2011]
1:30 p.m. Family Treatment Court. Weekly calendar. In weeks with a holiday on Tuesday, this calendar shall be heard on Wednesday. Staffing will occur at Noon. (effective 1/8/08)
2:30 p.m. Shelter Care Hearings. In weeks with a holiday on Tuesday, this calendar shall be heard on Wednesday at 2:30 pm.
WEDNESDAY
9:30 a.m. Dependency Fact Findings. 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. In weeks with a holiday on Tuesday or Wednesday there will be no calendar. [Amended June 15, 2020]
9:30 a.m. Paternity Hearings and Family Support Motions. In weeks with a holiday on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, there shall be no paternity calendar.
10:00 a.m. Involuntary Commitment Hearings. OFF-site. If Wednesday is a holiday, there shall be no calendar.
1:30 p.m. Adult Drug Court Contact Drug Court Coordinator for dates.
THURSDAY
9:30 a.m. Motions for Summary Judgment, Motions for Declaratory Judgment, RALJ, and Other Potentially Dispositive Motion hearings and all matters in which the Superior Court reviews rulings from inferior tribunals. Other potentially dispositive motions include, but are not limited to CR 12(b)(1)-(7) and 12(c) at least in part. Confirmation for all motions on this calendar is required by 4:00 P.M. Friday the week before the scheduled motion. The moving party shall confirm the motion by calling the Court Administrator's Office at (360) 416-1200. If Thursday is a holiday, there shall be no summary judgment calendar. If any motion mentioned herein is noted on another calendar, it shall be stricken. [Amended September 1, 2009; amended September 1, 2011; amended November 1, 2013]
9:30 a.m. Pre-adoption Reviews 2ND Thursday of the month. If Thursday is a holiday, there shall be no pre-adoption review calendar. [Amended September 1, 2011]
9:30 a.m. Criminal Calendar [Excel] at the Skagit County Community Justice Center
1:30 p.m. Criminal Calendar/Trial Confirmations [Excel] at the Skagit County Community Justice Center in weeks with a holiday on Thursday, this calendar will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. Juvenile Offender Calendar. In weeks with a holiday on Thursday, there will be no Juvenile Offender calendar.
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m. Domestic Motions and Uncontested Dissolutions
9:00 a.m. Probate and Approval of Minor Claim Settlements, Guardianships.In weeks with a holiday on Friday, there will be no motion calendar. [Amended September 1, 2011]
9:30 a.m. Civil Motions, Minor Emancipations, LUPA hearings. This includes initial and subsequent non-dispositive LUPA hearings. Note: Counsel will be referred to Court Administration at initial hearing to get a final hearing date.   In weeks with a holiday on Friday, there will be no motion calendar. [Amended March 1, 2012]
10:00 a.m. Involuntary Commitment Hearings. OFF-site. If Friday is a holiday, there shall be no calendar.
1:30 p.m. Shelter Care Hearings.
1:30 p.m. Recusal Calendar. All civil and domestic cases in which the assigned Judicial Officer is recused. If Friday is a holiday, there shall be no calendar.
1:30 p.m. Criminal Calendar [Excel] at the Skagit County Community Justice Center. On weeks with a holiday on Friday, there will be no Criminal Calendar.
3:30 p.m. Pretrial Conferences (formerly Wednesday at 9am and 10:30am) If Friday is a holiday, there shall be no calendar.
3:30 p.m. Adoptions. In weeks with a holiday on Friday, there will be no Adoption calendar. [Amended September 1, 2011]