Financial Screening

Public Defender Eligibility Screenings

If you have been charged with a crime involving possible incarceration, you may be eligible for public defender representation. 

By law, the Office of Public Defense can only provide legal services to individuals who have been determined as indigent or at poverty level.   The determination of indigency (based upon RCW 10.101) is made based upon several variables.  These variables may include income, public assistance, expenses, assets, as well as other criteria. 

YOU must apply in person. APPLY IN PERSON. ** NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY **

Screening Hours: 

8:30 am – 11:45 am and 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
You must arrive within these times to be screened
Monday - Friday

(Closed Holidays)

Screening Location:   

Snohomish County Courthouse,  
3000 – Rockefeller                     
Everett, Washington                         
Room: C-103 (1st floor) 

Phone: 425-388-3500                                           
 
 

Screening Fee:  $10.00 

You may pay by check, cash, or money order.  This fee may be waived based upon financial circumstances.