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|Record Creator:||Snohomish County Government, Clerk|
This record series contains the official documentation of all case types tried in Snohomish County Superior Court, a general jurisdiction court. These case types include criminal, civil, domestic relationships (dissolution), probate/guardianship, adoption/parentage, mental illness, juvenile dependency, and juvenile offender. However public access to proceedings involving adoption/parentage, mental illness, and juvenile dependency is restricted and those files are not available online. Additionally, domestic relations court records prior to 2004 and juvenile offender records are not publically available at this time (docket information only is available). Requests for court records not available on this website should be directed to the Snohomish County Clerk.
Each case record contains a document index/docket and documents filed by both parties and the judges and/or court commissioners, including but not limited to awards, complaints, decrees, depositions, orders, pleadings, sentences, and verdicts. Cases are titled and ordered numerically according to the dates that are initiated.
|Related Records:||Requests for court records not available or not orderable on this website should be directed to the Snohomish County Clerk's office at (425) 388-3466. For information on related records series, contact the Northwest Branch of the State Archives at (360) 650-3125, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||Viewing of the documents online is limited to the top half of the first page to assist you in identifying the cases. Copies of full case files can be ordered online. Sealed or Confidential documents will not be displayed and cannot be purchased online.|
|Source of Transfer||Snohomish County Clerk
|Notes||Because access to court records is governed by Washington State Court Rule General Rule 31 (GR 31: Access to Court Records), "personal indentifiers" may sometimes appear in the records. Per GR 31(e)(2), "The responsibility for redacting these personal identifiers rests solely with counsel and the parties. The Court or the Clerk will not review each pleading for compliance with this rule. If a pleading is filed without redaction, the opposing party or identified person may move the Court to order redaction."
|Agency History:||Snohomish County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction. The County Clerk is the official elected by the citizens of Snohomish County to preserve and administer the records of Superior Court.|
|Preferred Citation:||Original records located at the office of the Snohomish County Clerk, Everett, WA. Due to a hardware failure of the Snohomish County Clerk’s electronic document management system (EDMS), images (i.e. court records) available on the Digital Archives public website are current through August 31, 2015. The Snohomish County Clerk will resume transferring records on October 5, 2015.|