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|Record Creator:||Skagit County Government, Clerk|
These records include the official documentation of all types of cases filed in Skagit County Superior Court (1900-present), including civil, criminal, divorce and probate. Public access to proceedings involving adoptions, dependency, and mental competency is restricted, and those files are not available online. Requests for adoption, dependency, and mental competency case files should be directed to the Office of the Skagit County Clerk.
Each case file contains documents filed by both parties and the presiding judge, including awards, complaints, decrees, depositions, orders, pleadings, sentences, and verdicts. Cases are titled and ordered numerically according to the dates that cases are initiated.
|Related Records:||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||Skagit 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 of 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:||Skagit County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction. The County Clerk is the official elected by the citizens of Skagit County to preserve and administer the records of Superior Court.|
|Preferred Citation:||Original records located at the office of the Skagit County Clerk, Mount Vernon, WA.|