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Cowlitz County, WA Court System Information

Cowlitz County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 102,410. Its county seat is Kelso.

Court Information

Cowlitz County is one of 39 counties in the State of Washington.

Cowlitz County, WA Court Overview

The following courts are located in Cowlitz County, Washington. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Cowlitz Superior Court, Washington
  2. Cowlitz County District Court, Washington
  3. Longview Violations Bureau, Washington (Municipal courts)

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Cowlitz County Courthouse
301 Academy St,
Kelso, WA 98626

Cowlitz County Superior Court:

Staci Myklebust, County Clerk/Clerk of the Superior Court
312 SW 1st Ave.
Room 233
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-577-3016
Email: clerk@co.cowlitz.wa.us
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Clerk of the Superior Court is responsible for keeping the permanent records of all cases filed in Superior Court, such as felony criminal, civil lawsuits, family law matters, probates and guardianships, and mental or alcohol commitment cases. Besides, the Clerk’s Office also collects and disburses money for restitution, court costs, child support, trust accounts, garnishments and fees as well as responsible for marking and securing all exhibits entered in trials and court hearings. Furthermore, the Clerk’s office also oversees jury management for both District and Superior Courts.

Cowlitz County Superior Court Judges:

Marilyn Nitteberg-Haan, Superior Court Judge

Michael H. Evans, Superior Court Judge

Gary Bashor, Superior Court Judge

Cowlitz County District Court:

Cowlitz County District Court
312 SW 1st Ave.
Room 207
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-577-3073
Fax: 360-577-3132
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The District Court of Cowlitz County is obligated to handle all matters involving traffic, non-traffic, and parking infractions, anti-harassment, and small claims. Besides, the District Court also handles civil and small claims, domestic violence, name change, certificate of judgments, and other miscellaneous documents.

Cowlitz County District Court Judge:

Ronald Marshall, District Court Judge

Cowlitz County, WA County Clerk

Staci Myklebust, County Clerk
312 SW 1st Ave.
Room 233
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-577-3016
Email: clerk@co.cowlitz.wa.us
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The County Clerk is an elected official stated by the Washington States Constitution to perform specific and special duties that includes, processing of court documents, records classification, assignment of cause number, computerized docketing and manual filing of hard copy records, felony criminal case records, civil records, domestic/family law, probate, adoptions/paternity, mental commitment, juvenile offender and juvenile dependency. Moreover, the Clerk also acts as a court agent in collecting statutory fees, fines, trust and support funds; maintains a trust account for monies received; disburses monies as well as provides an investment plan for monies held. Finally, the County Clerk of Asotin also serves as Quasi-Judicial Officer and Jury Management Officer responsible for issuing letters testamentary, warrants of arrest, orders of sale, writs of execution, garnishment, attachments, restitution, and management of jury panel and establish a record of judgments.

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