COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Announcements
Our lobby is open to the public
The Skagit County Clerk’s Office is firmly committed to helping protect the health and safety of the public we serve and our employees. We are closely monitoring the changing situation, and complying with Public Health guidance.
Effective May 4, 2020, all members of the public and employees must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while in the Clerk’s Office.
In short, we believe this is the right thing to do under the current circumstances. Although some may disagree with this policy or question its effectiveness, we’re choosing to err on the side of safety. The Clerk’s Office continues to operate during this crisis as an essential business, and our employees are on the front lines. As part of a community, we believe this simple act of safety and courtesy is one we can undertake together.
If you are filing documents, you can mail them to us at the address above or, for more immediate filings, utilize email filing. Information about those services can be found here.
Information about Protection orders and forms may be found here.
Information about obtaining a passport can be found here.
If you have further questions, please email either Melissa Beaton or Kris Desmarais.
To provide, preserve and protect an accurate, timely and complete
public court record for all constituents - the public, courts,
legal community and law enforcement.
County Clerk and Ex Officio Clerk of the Superior Court is one of several independent elected officials provided by the
Washington State Constitution with specific and special duties
assigned by statute, as well as local and state court rules. The
three branches of county government are Executive, Judicial and
Legislative. The County Clerk is an Executive Branch position
and is the administrative and financial officer of Superior Court.
Functions of the County Clerk Include:
of Court Records and Exhibits: The Clerk receives, processes and permanently preserves all
documents presented in a Superior Court cause of action. These
records include filings and documents within the following case
types: Adult Felony, Civil, Domestic, Probate, Guardianship,
Paternity, Adoption, Involuntary Commitment, Truancy, Children
at Risk, Children in Need of Services, Dependency and Juvenile
Officer of the Court: The Clerk collects statutory fees,
fines, victim restitution and trust funds. The trust account
for monies received is maintained by the Clerk and disbursed
upon court order.
Officer: The Clerk exercises quasi judicial functions (to
exercise discretion of a judicial nature) for the issuance of
writs, subpoenas, warrants of arrest, letters testamentary and
other court related orders.
Ex Officio Clerk of the Court: Under the Constitution
of the State of Washington the Clerk has the title of "ex
officio clerk of the court". This requires the Clerk's
presence at all court sessions for the purpose of establishing
an independent record of each hearing called "Minutes"
which are available to the public. The Clerk must also be present
at every court hearing or trial to receive and keep a record
of all exhibits (evidence) entered by the parties.
Skagit County Clerk
205 W Kincaid, Room 103
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-1800
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport Acceptance Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Clerk's Office does not have a FAX number and does not accept