Superior Court

Presiding Judge: Bruce I. Weiss
Court Administrator: Andrew G. Somers

Safe Resumption of Jury Trials (December 2020)

Letter to our community (June 17, 2020) from the Snohomish County Superior Court Judges and Commissioners.

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.

CH Rendition

Superior Court has modified operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please see below for changes.  

Modification of Court Operations


Snohomish County Superior Court Emergency Orders

Civil Trials


Civil Trial Call 
Civil Remote Bench Trial Protocol -  UPDATED 06/30/2020
Civil Expedited Bench Trials
Civil Remote Jury Trial
Notice re: Civil Trials Week of April 26-30, 2021

Criminal Matters:
Criminal Calendar
Criminal Calendar Note

Family Law Information:

Changes to Commissioners Calendar

Guidelines for Orders regarding Children COVI9-19 
Information about ADR Compliance Hearings

Evictions & Unlawful Detainers Information:

Eviction Resolution Program
Emergency Order re Eviction Resolution Program (01/25/2021)
Emergency Order re Eviction Resolution Program

New Administrative Order


Snohomish County Superior Court Emergency Order 38-20


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