Consistent with Senate Bill 5160, Snohomish County’s Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) has been established with the goal of bringing parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions that will avoid evictions and facilitate payment of rent assistance.

The first step for tenants is often to call the Eviction Defense screening line at 1-855-657-8387 to determine what resources are available.

Unlawful detainer motions may be heard on any session of the Commissioners Civil Motions calendar per Administrative Order 11-22 which can be found here: Administrative Orders | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website (snohomishcountywa.gov).

Snohomish County has received certification from OCLA  confirming eligibility for funding for ERPP right to counsel. The Northwest Justice Project and Snohomish County Legal Services are both accepting appointments to represent indigent tenants. For more information regarding eligibility for appointment of counsel, please call the Eviction Defense screening line: 1-855-657-8387. The link below directs to the official letter of certification from OCLA.

OCLA Certificate of Right to Counsel Services Availability

More information about process and procedure in this county is contained in Snohomish County Superior Court’s Emergency Orders regarding the Eviction Resolution Program.

Additional information, background and links regarding the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program are available on the statewide website dedicated to the program at www.courts.wa.gov/EvictionResolution.

More information about the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program can be obtained by contacting the Administrative Office of the Courts at evictionresolution@courts.wa.gov.