Superior Court of Washington

for cowlitz county

Ex Parte Signatures

restrainn orderThe Superior Court will no longer have an Ex Parte docket as of January 1, 2015.

For obtaining a Judge's signature on a document such as default orders, agreed orders (signed off by all parties), and emergency protection orders, documents for signature should be left with the Superior Court Clerk's office located on the second floor just outside of courtroom 2.

Documents left by 10:00 a.m. with the clerk's office will be signed and every effort will be made to have them returned to the Clerk's office by 3:00 p.m. the same day if possible.

Documents signed by the Ex Parte Judge will be taken directly to the Superior Court Clerk. Conforming stamps are available in the Superior Court Clerk's office.

Bar members may obtain a copy of the signed order from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association copier. Copy cards are available from the Bar Association.

Copies are also available from the Superior Court Clerk for a fee. 

Documents may also be submitted for signature by mail or courier. Send any documents together with any fees needed (contact the Superior Court Clerk for current fee schedule and instructions). There currently is a $30.00 handling fee for documents submitted by mail.