DISTRICT COURT

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.

Skagit County* District Court handles the following case types:
Traffic Infractions
Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors
Civil Claims to $75,000
Small Claims to $5,000
Protection 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

Skagit County Superior Court is the court of General Jurisdiction. It is the trial court for all felonies and civil suits involving amounts in excess of $75,000. Superior Court also has jurisdiction in adoption, probate, competency, all domestic matters 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.

Skagit County Superior Court Calendars
Please note: Confidential case information is not displayed on this calendar. Confidential case types are: Adoption, Paternity, Involuntary Commitment, Dependency, Truancy, CHINS and At-Risk Youth.

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]

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]

arrow MONTHLY

Juvenile Administrative Sealing Calendar
To be heard the 3rd Thursday of each month. Please see Local Court Rule Part X JuCR 10.7.1 for further information.
(Adopted September 2, 2014)

MONDAY
 
-Trial Assignment (includes LUPA) (no appearance necessary)
-Pro-Se Domestic Calendar
(Divorce and parenting issues with no attorneys)

Monday 9:30 a.m. Trial Assignment Calendar. This is an administrative calendar only; counsel need not be present. In weeks with a holiday on Monday, this calendar will be held on Tuesday. [Amended September 1, 2011; amended March 1, 2012]

Monday 9:30 a.m. Pro Se Dissolutions (uncontested final decrees). If Monday is a holiday, this calendar shall be heard on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Monday 10:00 a.m. Pro Se Motions. If Monday is a holiday, this calendar shall be heard on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Monday 1:30 p.m. Juvenile At Risk and CHINS Hearings. In weeks with a holiday on Monday, this calendar will be held on Tuesday.

Monday 3:00 p.m. Mental Health Court. To be heard every other week. Refer to Mental Health rotation schedule. Staffing will occur at 1:30 p.m. [Amended September 1, 2011]

TUESDAY
 
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Juvenile Dependency Calendar. In weeks with a holiday on Monday or Tuesday, this calendar shall be heard on Wednesday.

Tuesday 9:30 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]

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Family Treatment Court. Weekly calendar. In weeks with a holiday on Monday or Tuesday, this calendar shall be heard on Wednesday. Staffing will occur at Noon. (effective 1/8/08)

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Youth Recovery Court. [Rescinded September 1, 2011]

WEDNESDAY
 
-Criminal Motions Calendar (restitution, 3.5 and 3.6 hearings) includes Criminal Expedited Trial Calendar every other week.
-Domestic Violence Calendar

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Paternity Hearings. In weeks with a holiday on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, there shall be no paternity calendar.

Wednesday 9:30 am. Criminal Motions. 3.5/3.6 hearings, cases with witnesses or briefs and other matters as assigned by the court. Interpreters scheduled upon request. In weeks with a holiday on Thursday or Friday, this should be a limited calendar with emergency matters only. In weeks with the holiday on Monday or Tuesday, this calendar will still be held on Wednesday. [Amended March 1, 2012]

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Dependency Fact Findings 1st and 3rd. If Wednesday is a holiday, the fact finding hearing will be set on the next Wednesday. [Amended September 1, 2011]

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Parental Rights Terminations. If Wednesday is a holiday, there shall be no termination hearings. [Amended September 1, 2011]

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Adult Drug Court (alternating weeks) In weeks with a holiday on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, refer to Drug Court schedule. Staffing will occur at 8:30. [Amended September 1, 2011; amended March 1, 2012]

Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Truancy Hearings. (every other week) In weeks with a holiday on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, there shall be no truancy calendar.

Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hearings. In weeks where Monday is a holiday, this calendar will still be held on Wednesday. If Wednesday is a holiday, this calendar will be held on Tuesday. [Amended March 1, 2012]

THURSDAY
 

-Summary Judgment / RALJ
(
MUST be confirmed by 4:00 P.M. Friday, the week before the scheduled motion, with Court Administration.)
-Juvenile Offender Calendar
-Family Support Calendar
-Criminal Calendar* (in-custody criminal hearings including probation violations heard in the District Court courtroom)
* includes Monday Criminal Trials

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) 336-9320. 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]

Thursday 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]

Thursday 9:30 a.m. Involuntary Commitment Hearings. OFF-site. If Wednesday is a holiday, this calendar will start at 10:30. If Thursday is a holiday, this calendar will be special set based on the availability of the attorneys and court personnel. [Amended September 1, 2011]

Thursday 1:30 p.m. Juvenile Offender Calendar. In weeks with a holiday on Thursday, there will be no Juvenile Offender calendar.

Thursday 2:30 p.m. Family Support Motions (brought by Family Support only). 1st and 3rd weeks. In weeks with a holiday Thursday, there will be no Family Support calendar. [Amended September 1, 2011; amended November 1, 2013]

Thursday 1:30 p.m. Criminal Calendar-Trial confirmations and in-custody defendants requiring interpreters.

FRIDAY
 
-Adoption Calendar
-Criminal Calendar* (out of custody criminal hearing including probation violations)
* includes Monday Criminal Trials
-Probate/Minor Settlements/Guardianships
-Civil/Domestic Calendar (with attorneys)
Friday 8:45 a.m. Adoptions. In weeks with a holiday on Friday, there will be no Adoption calendar. [Amended September 1, 2011]

Friday 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]

Friday 9:30 a.m. Out-of-Custody Criminal Motions and Probation Violations. In weeks with a holiday on Friday, there will be no motion calendar. Interpreters scheduled upon request.

Friday 9:30 a.m. Shelter Care Hearings.

Friday 9:30 a.m. Civil and Domestic Motions, Uncontested Dissolutions, 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]

Friday Domestic Calendar. The maximum number of cases scheduled for the 9:30 a.m. Friday Domestic Calendar is 30 cases. All additional cases (number 31 and higher) will be heard at 1:30 p.m. The Clerk's calendar is on the Skagit County website and should be reviewed to see which cases will be heard at 1:30 p.m. For any cases numbered 31 or higher, the attorney may choose to wait until the end of the scheduled morning calendar to see if there is any time to take additional cases. There is no guarantee that the morning cases will be finished or that your case will be heard at that time. If you are aware that a case will be stricken or an agreed order entered, notify the Clerk's Office as early as possible to give the Court the most accurate count of the contested cases that will be heard. [Adopted September 1, 2011]

Friday 1:30 p.m. All other civil hearings where civil judge is recused or affidavited. [Adopted September 1, 2011]

 






















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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