Cowlitz County Superior Court will be maintaining court operations as set out in our various emergency orders. We made our decision after careful consideration of information provided by the Governor during his November 15, 2020 press conference. As the COVID-19 situation is fluid, interested parties should follow updates on our website.

The Superior Court has previously instituted safety measures that meet or exceed recommendations from the Cowlitz County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health. Those measures include mandated masking, enforced social distancing, increased ventilation and targeted cleanings of high touch surfaces throughout the day.

Superior Court would request that all citizens of Cowlitz County follow the recommendations of the Governor in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If you feel you cannot make it at your scheduled court time, whether you are an attorney, defendant, witness, litigant, etc., you must call the court, using the contact information listed below:

  • If you are scheduled for a hearing in Superior Court, contact court administration at 1-360-577-3085 for instructions.
  • Juvenile Court will continue to operate under current emergency procedures. For any matters at Juvenile Court, please contact Juvenile Court Administration at (360)577-3100.
  • Jurors scheduled for trial should call the number provided Superior Court Clerk.

About Cowlitz County Superior Court:

Cowlitz County Superior Court is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Cowlitz County. The court is staffed with 5 judges and several commissioners. We take our commitment to the health and safety of the public and our staff as our guide for operations. For more information, please visit our website at

Judge Gary Bashor - Presiding Judge

Media Contact: Chad Connors, Superior Court Administrator,