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