Per Snohomish County Local Mandatory Arbitration Rule (SCLMAR) 1.1(a), “the purpose of mandatory arbitration of civil actions under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 7.06 as implemented by the Mandatory Arbitration Rules (MAR), is to provide a simplified and economical procedure for obtaining the prompt and equitable resolution of disputes involving claims of $50,000 or less, exclusive of attorney fees, interests and costs, and claims in which the sole relief sought is the establishment, modification, or termination of maintenance of child support payments regardless of the number or amount of such payments.”

Getting Started

You must file the Note for Trial Setting and Initial Statement of Arbitrability and pay the $220 filing fee with the county clerk on the second floor - then deliver a copy of the Note for Trial Setting to the Arbitration Department located in court administration on the fifth floor, Room 502. If you do not pay the filing fee, nothing will happen with your case.

Snohomish County Superior Court’s arbitration processes are detailed in the local rules.

Strike Lists

Once our arbitration director sends you the strike list for your case, which is generated through a randomized computer program, you will be directed to this website and the list of arbitrators, so that you may find out more information about the backgrounds and qualifications of your arbitrators before responding with your nominations.


Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please call Arbitration Coordinator Janine Bombach at 425-388-3564.