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This purpose of this page is not to provide legal advice about filing an appeal or revision, but rather to point to the resources which you may find of use if you decide to file either an appeal or a motion for revision. If you have questions about how to file an appeal, or whether you should file an appeal, you should contact an attorney familiar with that area of the law.



Appeals in Superior Court are generally governed by the statewide Rules of Appeal.

Appeals from a Superior Court Judge's decision must be filed within 30 days of entry of the final judgment.

The process for requesting a copy of the recorded record of a hearing may be found at Requesting a Copy of your Hearing.


Appeals from a Commissioner's decision which is reviewable by a Superior  Court Judge is called a Revision. Revision rules can be found at RCW 2.24.050.

Revisions from a Supeior Court Commissioner's decision must be filed within 10 days of entry of the final judgment. An ruling on a motion for revision may also be appealed using the regular appellate rules.

Appeals from lower courts to the Superior Court

The Superior Court serves as the appeals court for the county courts of Limited Jurisdiction (District Court and the various Municipal Courts.) You can find information on the process for those cases from the District Court Appellate Rules section of the AOC website which can be found at the link below:





  • Local Rule 88(d) will be Enforced as of May 1, 2015

    MEMORANDUM To: Parties to Family Law ProceedingsRe: Enforcement of CCLCR 88(d)Date: April 17, 2015From: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge   Cowlitz County Local Civil Rule 88(d) requires the ...

    Thursday, 23 April 2015
  • September is National Recovery Month!

    Every September during the National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) observance, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (, within the U.S. Departme ...

    Wednesday, 09 September 2015
  • Interpreter Scheduling Policy Update

    To:       Cowlitz / Wahkiakum Bar Members and All Court Users From:   Chad Connors, Court Administrator Re:      Scheduling Interpreters for Su ...

    Tuesday, 10 November 2015
  • Superior Court Administration Closing Early September 18th

    Cowlitz County Superior Court Administration will be closing early at 4:00pm on Friday September 18th. We apologize for any inconvience this may cause. ...

    Monday, 14 September 2015
  • Cowlitz County's 10th Annual National Adoption Day Set for November 17th

    Cowlitz County's 10th Annual National Adoption Day Celebration     This local celebration will occur on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.  The adoptions will occur at 1:30 p.m.&n ...

    Monday, 09 November 2015
  • Cities across Cowlitz County issue National Adoption Day Proclamations!

    National Adoption Day proclamations have been issued by Castle Rock, Kelso, Kalama and Woodland for 2015!           ...

    Friday, 20 November 2015
  • Notice Regarding Obtaining Emergency Court Orders

    Date: April 7, 2015Re: Review of Emergency Ex Parte MattersFrom: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge Our Judicial Administrative staff have noted an increase in requests for judicial review of ex parte ...

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015
  • Save the Date! - County Open House - September 8th

    Superior Court and its various divisions will be participating in the upcoming Cowlitz County Open House on September 8th, 2015. The Open House will feature multiple stations at which community member ...

    Thursday, 06 August 2015
  • Cowlitz County Celebrates National Adoption Day

    The Cowlitz Board of County Commissioners have approved the following proclamation. Read More about Adoption Day at: ...

    Tuesday, 17 November 2015
  • Come Visit Us! Open House September 8

    The Superior Court for Cowlitz County will be participating in the County Government Open House on September 8, 2015 at the Cowlitz County Event Center. You will be able to see various exhibits from t ...

    Thursday, 03 September 2015
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