Courts

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Multiple locastions for the same question indicate the location depends on your specific case/jurisdiction.

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WHERE DO I GO?
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MUNICIPAL
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PROSEC.
COUNTY
SHERIFF
CITY
POLICE
JAIL
HEALTH
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AUDITOR
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ASSESSOR
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TREASURER
GENERAL QUESTIONS
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Where can I report a crime? Call 911
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CITY
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How do I schedule an interpreter?
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Where can I get a list of approved County arbitrators?
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Where do I get the list of approved Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) or how can I be added to the registries?
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How can I get a list of approved County mediators?
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Where do I get a concealed weapons permit?
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CITY
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What level of court handles misdemeanor criminal offenses?
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MUNICIPAL
COURT
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Where do I get a passport?
 Also all Municipal (City) Courts and the Mount Vernon Post Office
Where can I register to vote?
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COUNTY
AUDITOR
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I NEED AN ATTORNEY/HELP
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I dont have an attorney and cannot afford one. I might go to Jail. Who can I call?
Contact Assigned Counsel (360) 336-9418
How do I find an attorney?
Contact bar association www.skagitbar.org or go to www.wsba.org
How do I find an attorney--I cannot afford one?
Contact Skagit County Community Action Agency at (360) 416-7585 or
NW Justice Project/CLEAR at 1-888-201-1014
Where can I get general legal information?
FORMS
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Where do I go to buy forms?
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Where can I obtain legal forms on-line?
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JURY DUTY
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How do I get excused from jury duty?
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How do I change the date of my jury duty?
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DRIVING/TRAFFIC
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Where can I file or get a copy of an accident report?
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CITY
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Where do I get a copy of a police report?
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CITY
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How do I get an officer to appear in court?
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Where can I get a copy of my driver's abstract?
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DOL
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Where do I pay traffic, non-traffic and parking tickets?
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MUNICIPAL
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Will parking tickets go on my driving record?
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Where do I ask for a mitigation or contested hearing?
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MUNICIPAL
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How do I get a placard and/or handicapped license plates?
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Where do I get my car tabs renewed?
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I OWE FINES, FEES, ASSESSMENTS
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How do I make payments for court imposed obligations I owe?
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IN CUSTODY
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Where can I find out if someone was picked up?
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Where do I find out if someone is in jail?
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Where do I go to post bond/bail?
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RESTORE RIGHTS
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How do I get my voting rights back?
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How do I get my gun rights back?
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FINDING/RESPONDING TO LAWSUITS
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How/where do I file a civil lawsuit over $75,000?
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How/where do I file a civil lawsuit under $75,000?
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Where do I file a small claims ($5000 and under) action?
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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Where do I get a DV protection order?
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Where do I get a protection order for unlawful harassment?
Go to District Court. If respondent is under 18 or if partners have a child together go to Superior Court.
Where do I get a no-contact order?
You can only get a no-contact order if a victim of a crime as a part of that action.
COURT DETAILS
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Can I talk to the judge?
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IN COURT ONLY
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Where do I go to file an appeal from district or municipal court?
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Where do I go to file a probate or guardianship action?
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Where do I go to review a court file?
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MUNICIPAL
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Where do I go to copy documents in a court file?
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How do I file documents into a Superior Court file?
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Where can I get a copy of the Local Court Rules?
DISTRICT
COURT
MUNICIPAL
COURT
at www.skagitcounty.net
What are bench copies and who gets them?
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SUPERIOR
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DISTRICT
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How do I schedule a trial date or hearing date?
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Who handles the regularly scheduled calendars (depends on calendar/court)?
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MUNICIPAL
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at www.skagitcounty.net
How can I find out if Im on the trial calendar (depends on calendar/court)?
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I cant be there for court when I am scheduled. What can I do?
SUPERIOR
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PROSEC.
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FAMILY/MARRIAGE
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How can the courthouse facilitator help me? What are her/his hours?
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How do I file for a dissolution of marriage?
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Where do I go for a restraining order?
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Where do I get a marriage license?
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Can a judge marry us?
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Where can I get a name changed?
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Where do I get a birth certificate?
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Where do I get a copy of a death certificate?
For deaths occurring less than 3 months ago, contact local health district. For deaths over 3 months ago, call WA State Dept Health at (360) 236-4313. For deaths prior to July 1, 1907, contact County Auditor in the county where the death occurred.
Where do I file a will?
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PROPERTY
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Where can I ask about how the value on my property was assessed?
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Where do I go to contest the assessed value on my tax statement?
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Where do I pay my property taxes?
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LOCAL RESOURCES
County Clerk's Office
(360) 416-1800
Superior Court Administrator's Office
(360) 416-1200
District Court Office
(360) 416-1250
Municipal Court Office
Anacortes (360) 293-1913
Burlington (360) 755-0492
Mt Vernon (360) 336-6205
Sedro-Woolley (360) 855-0366
City Police
Anacortes (360) 293-4684
Burlington (360) 755-0921
Mt Vernon (360) 336-6271
Sedro-Woolley (360) 855-0111
County Assessor's Office
(360) 416-1780
County Auditor's Office
(360) 416-1701
County Prosecutor's Office
(360) 416-1600
County Sheriff's Office
(360) 416-1911
County Treasurer's Office
(360) 416-1750
County Jail
(360) 416-1948
County Health Department
(360) 336-9380
State Department of Licensing (DOL)
(360) 902-3600 or www.dol.wa.gov
Washington State Patrol
(360) 753-6540 http://www.wsp.wa.gov/
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