Cowlitz County Courts (District, Superior Court, and County Clerk) understands many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Currently, Cowlitz County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, but public health agencies throughout the State are identifying more positive cases of the disease in Washington State. We will follow guidance from th...
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Criminal Case Process Changes

 After the most recent criminal BAR meeting regarding issues with the 2020 schedule, the following changes will be implemented: Starting June 1, 2020, all plea dockets will be one session.This means that all cases set on the plea dockets will now be ordered to appear at the start of the plea docket (Monday at 1:30, Tuesday at 1:30, etc.). The ...
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Press Release-Judicial Needs Estimates

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Amended Local Court Rule: Civil Rule 40 - Assignment of Cases

 Based on current case flow management and changes, the Cowlitz County Superior Court Judges shall replace the current Local Court Rule, Civil Rule 40, with the attached amended Local Court Rule, Civil Rule 40, effective January 1, 2020.   Download PDF File Here
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Court Administration Closing at Noon 12/31

​Superior Court Administration will be closing at Noon on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 for New Years. There will be NO Ex Parte Docket. If you have any Ex Parte paperwork, please leave with the Superior Court Clerk's Office in the morning and we will arrange for it to be presented to a Judicial Officer for review. If you have any questions, plea...
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2019 Holiday Schedule

Due to the Holiday's, Superior Court and various division of Superior Court will be operating on a modified schedule this week. With the exceptions below, we will be operating regular business hours. Please see as follows: Superior Court Administration Closing at 3 PM on December 24th, Closed on Christmas Drug Court Office- Closing at 12:00 PM on D...
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Superior Court Administration Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
KELSO, WA 98626
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