Per Snohomish County Local Mandatory Arbitration Rule SCLSCCAR 1.1(a), "the purpose of arbitration of civil actions under Chapter 7.06 RCW, as implemented by the Superior Court Civil Arbitration Rules (SCCAR), is to provide a simplified and economical procedure for obtaining the prompt and equitable resolution of disputes involving claims under $100,000, 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 Initial Statement of Arbitrability and pay the filing fee with the county clerk on the second floor. If you do not pay the filing fee, the case will not proceed to Arbitration.

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

Strike Lists

Strike lists are generated through a randomized computer program. Once our arbitration coordinator sends you the strike list for your case you will be directed to this website and the list of arbitrators, to find out more information about the backgrounds and qualifications of the selected arbitrators before responding with your nominations.


Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please call the Arbitration Coordinator at 425-388-3564 or email