Presiding Judge: Bruce I. Weiss
Court Administrator: Shane A. Nybo
Invitation to the Public
Welcome to Snohomish County Superior Court. Most trials and hearings are open to the public. We encourage our citizens to become more familiar with their courts.
If you have questions regarding accessing additional information about court process and programs, please feel free to contact Court Administration.
The Mission of the Snohomish County Superior Court is to actively manage the business of the court as to provide for fair, prompt, and efficient resolution of disputes; to provide due process and individual justice in each case; and to maintain independence and parity as an equal branch of government.
Superior Court Announcements
Snohomish County Superior Court Emergency Order 38-20
Modification of Court Operations:
A message from Superior Court Presiding Judge Weiss:
March 24, 2020: A message from the Presiding Judge:
On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order.” Snohomish County Executive will be signing a similar order. Superior Court is an essential business and we will not be closing. We have for the past few weeks modified our operations and continue to study and modify our operations on a daily basis. Our goals are: (1) to remain open to allow access to those who need the assistance of the Court, (2) have as few people appearing in person at the Courthouse for their legal proceedings as possible for the safety of our staff, court personnel, and the public., and (3) to have all civil matters handled either without any court appearance, or by telephonic or video proceedings. We have reduced our staffing level to those personnel that have been deemed essential. While we have not yet achieved all of our goals we are getting closer. While we continue to monitor operations we urge only those with matters that critically need to be heard by the court appear in person. Thank you for your assistance in these difficult and unprecedented times.
Judge Bruce I. Weiss
Snohomish County Court Presiding Judge
Superior Courthouse Renovation has begun!
For details on the project, including how construction will affect Courthouse guests, please click on a link:
New and Amended Local Court Rules:
- Emergent New Court Rule SCLGAR Rule 30 Digital Signatures effective March 17, 2020
- Emergent New Court Rule SCLGAR Rule 30.A Digital Signatures effective March 23, 2020
- Emergent NEW Court Rule SCLMPR Mental Proceedings effective July 1, 2019
- Emergent AMENDED SCLCrR 4.5 Omnibus Hearing effective October 1, 2019
TITLE 26 ANNOUNCEMENT
Effective January 1, 2019, the Snohomish County Superior Court will provide compensation for Title 26 public pay cases at the rate of $65/hour and the total capacity of 20 work hours, resulting in a maximum compensation of $1,300 per case. This is an increase from the current rate of $50/hour and 12 hours of total work. Any work performed prior to January 1, 2019, will be compensated at the current rate. Work performed on or after January 1, 2019, will be compensated at the newly established rate. The capacity of work hours will be dependent on the date of the Order of Appointment. Orders of Appointment made prior to January 1, 2019, will be limited to the current volume of 12 hours. Orders of Appointment made on or after January 1, 2019, will include the new capacity of 20 hours.