The mission of Skagit County Superior Court is to deliver fair,
prompt, and understandable resolutions of legal disputes. We will provide equal access to justice and treat participants professionally,
impartially and respectfully.
IMPORTANT COURTHOUSE INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19
In accordance with the relaxation of mask mandates, face masks are optional in Skagit County Superior Court except in the circumstances listed below:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHEN:
- Specifically ordered by the court, including as detailed in this flowchart.
- Inside the courtrooms at healthcare facilities for Involuntary Treatment proceedings.
Anyone who is sick or who has had close contact with a person diagnosed with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is required to wear a high-quality face mask in the courthouse unless they have tested positive with COVID-19, in which case they must remain outside Superior Court and make use of Zoom appearances as available. More information about the protocol is detailed in the current administrative order.
See the COVID-19 Screening and Illness Flowchart here regarding courtroom attendance and masking.
Face masks are available upon request to anyone entering the offices or courtrooms of Superior Court.
Emergency Administrative Order: 22-4, Signed 12/30/22
Archived Orders can be found here.
INFORMATION FOR JURORS
The Court has taken measures to protect the health and safety of all participants during jury trials. Masks are not required unless specifically ordered by the court but are available to any juror who requests one. Distancing is observed during jury selection. The courtrooms are regularly cleaned, with hand sanitizer readily available. If any prospective juror requests a postponement of their jury service due to health concerns related to COVID-19, that request should be made on the Jury Questionnaire and returned to the Court. Additional information on your jury service is available here.
TO ATTORNEYS AND LITIGANTS
Other than limited criminal and juvenile offender hearings, all court appearances will take place over the video and/or phone. Please see our most current emergency order for the most updated information on court procedures and refer to the Daily Calendar for information on how to access your hearing.
The Clerk’s Office procedures for filing documents can be found here. Additional information about attending hearings through video or over the phone available on the column to the right of this notice.
Court Handles the Following Cases:
Dissolution and Custody
Juvenile Court Proceeding
Paternity Cases/Adoption Matters
Mental Commitment Proceedings
Judge Brian L. Stiles, Department 1
Judge Laura M. Riquelme, Department 2
Judge Elizabeth Y. Neidzwski, Department 3
Judge Thomas L. Verge, Department 4
Commissioner Heather Shand
Commissioner Mary Crandall
Commissioner Rebecca K. Carroll
Jennifer Pollino, CCR, RPR
Alice Neville, RSR