Policies and Procedure Announcements

General policies and procedures applicable to Superior Court for Cowlitz County.

Title Description Created Date Download
Court Office Access Policy
(633 Downloads)

Updated Supeiror Court Office Access Policy - Effective August 20, 2018

07-24-2018 Download ( 77.59 KB )
Updated Community Service Policy
(643 Downloads)

Policy of the Court as to how requests for Community Service as an alternative to jail time in Superior Court Criminal Cases.

04-17-2018 Download ( 203.12 KB )
Criminal Bond Rider Policy
(659 Downloads)

Official court policy regarding the use of "Rider" bonds in criminal matters. Rider bonds are bonds to cover the period of time after a defendant is found guilty and prior to sentencing.

03-28-2018 Download ( 67.54 KB )
E-Signature Memorandum
(780 Downloads)

Restatement of the Court's Policy on acceptance of electronic, AKA  "E-Signatures" for court filings.

08-02-2017 Download ( 307.98 KB )
Guardian Ad Litem Signature Memo
(839 Downloads)

Policy regarding GAL signatures on documents.

03-14-2017 Download ( 51.3 KB )
Guardianship Attorney Fee Policy
(1562 Downloads)

New Policy regarding the payment of attorney fees in guardianship cases. Effective March 29, 2016.

05-03-2016 Download ( 53.97 KB )
Unlawful Detainer Summons Policy
(1596 Downloads)

Updated policy regarding the use of alternate return deadlines in Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Summons Forms.

05-03-2016 Download ( 163.74 KB )
Trial Readiness Notices
(1458 Downloads)

Trial Readiness Notices to ALL PARTIES including Guardians on Trial Setting Notices

02-10-2016 Download ( 63.81 KB )
Interpreter Policy Update
(1455 Downloads)

Please read if scheduling an interpreter in Superior Court.

05-03-2016 Download ( 99.62 KB )
GR 31.1 Public Records Request Policy
(1767 Downloads)

Official policy regarding public records requests to the Court per General Rule 31.1

01-14-2016 Download ( 33.09 KB )
LCR 88(d) Enforcement Memo
(2417 Downloads)

Cowlitz County Local Civil Rule 88(d) has not been regularly enforced in the past. Starting May 1, 2015, it will. Memo on policy from Judge Evans.

 

04-23-2015 Download ( 194.22 KB )
Emergency Ex Parte Order Procedure (7 Apr 15)
(1092 Downloads)

Change in emergency order procedures effective April 7, 2015.

04-08-2015 Download ( 81.2 KB )

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