Public Defender's Office
Director: Keith W. Tyne
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ #1: Where
are you located?
We are located at the corner of Thrid
Street and Broadway in Mount Vernon. Click
here to view a map of our location.
FAQ #2: How do I qualify
for a public defender?
In order to qualify for a public
defender, you must be referred by the court and have a financial
screening completed by the Office of Assigned Counsel located
in the Skagit County Court House, 205 W. Kincaid, Room 305, Mt.
Vernon, WA 98273, (360)416-1690.
FAQ#3: Does the public
defender handle any civil cases?
The Skagit County Public Defender
handles mental health and other civil commitment proceedings.
The Public Defender does not handle civil matters such as divorce
proceedings, child custody matters relating to divorce proceedings
or landlord-tenant disputes.