Due to safety measures Superior Court has taken to comply with limited essential staff in the office due to COVID-19. Please contact the Arbitration Coordinator with all inquiries to the arbitration email address at which is being monitored throughout the day. Phone messages are not monitored on a constant basis and may take longer to return.


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 $100,000 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 Initial Statement of Arbitrability and pay the $250 filing fee with the county clerk on the second floor - then deliver a copy of this document 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 (PDF).

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 Arbitration Coordinator at 425-388-3564 or email