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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHERE DO I GO?
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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
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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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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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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?
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MUNICIPAL
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at www.skagitcounty.net
What are bench copies and who gets them?
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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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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?
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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) 416-1500
State Department of Licensing (DOL)
(360) 902-3600 or http://www.dol.wa.gov/
Washington State Patrol
(360) 753-6540 http://www.wsp.wa.gov/
AOC Public Trust & Confidence Committee Approved Generic Version 4.2.07
General Questions
Where can I report a crime? Call 911
How do I schedule an interpreter?
  • Forms
  • Superior Court
  • District Court
  • Municipal Court
Where can I get a list of approved County arbitrators?
Where do I get the list of approved Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) or how can I be added to the registries?
How can I get a list of approved County mediators?
Where do I get a concealed weapons permit?
What level of court handles misdemeanor criminal offenses?
Where do I get a passport?
  • County Clerk
  • Also all Municipal (City) Courts and the Mount Vernon Post Office
Where can I register to vote?
  • County Auditor
I need an Attorney/Help
I don't have an attorney and cannot afford one. I might go to Jail. Who can I call?
Where can I get general legal information?
Forms
Where do I go to buy forms?
Where can I obtain legal forms on-line?
Jury Duty
How do I get excused from jury duty?
How do I change the date of my jury duty?
Driving/Traffic
Where can I file or get a copy of an accident report?
Where do I get a copy of a police report?
How do I get an officer to appear in court?
  • District Court
  • Municipal Court
Where can I get a copy of my driver's abstract?
  • DOL
Where do I pay traffic, non-traffic and parking tickets?
Will parking tickets go on my driving record?
Where do I ask for a mitigation or contested hearing?
How do I get a placard and/or handicapped license plates?
Where do I get my car tabs renewed?
I owe Fines, Fees, Assessments
How do I make payments for court imposed obligations I owe?
In Custody
Where can I find out if someone was picked up?
Where do I find out if someone is in jail?
Where do I go to post bond/bail?
Restore Rights
How do I get my voting rights back?
How do I get my gun rights back?
Finding/Responding to Lawsuits
How/where do I file a civil lawsuit over $75,000?
How/where do I file a civil lawsuit under $75,000?
Where do I file a small claims ($5000 and under) action?
Domestic Violence
Where do I get a DV protection order?
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
Can I talk to the judge?
  • In court only.
Where do I go to file an appeal from district or municipal court?
Where do I go to file a probate or guardianship action?
Where do I go to review a court file?
Where do I go to copy documents in a court file?
How do I file documents into a Superior Court file?
Where can I get a copy of the Local Court Rules?
Who handles the regularly scheduled calendars (depends on calendar/court)?
How can I find out if Im on the trial calendar (depends on calendar/court)?
I cant be there for court when I am scheduled. What can I do?
Family/Marriage
How can the courthouse facilitator help me? What are her/his hours?
How do I file for a dissolution of marriage?
Where do I go for a restraining order?
Where do I get a marriage license?
Can a judge marry us?
Where can I get a name changed?
Where do I get a birth certificate?
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?
Property
Where can I ask about how the value on my property was assessed?
Where do I go to contest the assessed value on my tax statement?
Where do I pay my property taxes?
Local Resources
County Clerk's Office
Superior Court Administrator's Office
District Court Office
County Assessor's Office
County Auditor's Office
County Prosecutor's Office
County Sheriff's Office
County Treasurer's Office
County Jail
County Health Department
Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL)
Washington State Patrol