General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Court Closed for Thanksgiving

Court Closed for Thanksgiving
​We will be Closed November 24 & 25, 2016 Cowlitz County Superior Court will be closed Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be open regular hours on Monday, November 28, 2016 for all court business.
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November 18 is National Adoption Day!

November 18 is National Adoption Day!
National Adoption Day will be celebrated in Cowlitz County on November 18, 2016, with adoptions occurring at 1:00 p.m. and a celebration starting at 1:30 p.m.The celebration will be in Courtroom #7, on the 2 nd Floor of the Hall of Justice, 312 SW 1 st Avenue, Kelso Washington. National Adoption Day is a nationwide effort to increase awareness of t...
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Superior Court Open House set for October 11, 2016

Superior Court Open House set for October 11, 2016
The Superior Court for Cowlitz County will be participating in the County Government Open House on October 11, 2016 at the Cowlitz County Event Center. You will be able to see exhibits from the various divisions of Superior Court including Court Administration, Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Detention and the Drug Court Programs. We will have staff f...
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Drug Court Graduation Today - August 24

Drug Court Graduation Today - August 24
Cowlitz County Administration Bulding 207 N. 4th - Third Floor Kelso, WA 98626. Once again we will be celebrating the successful completion of our Adult Drug Court Program by 6 graduates! The event begins at 2:00 P,M, and is located at the Cowlitz County Administration Building in the Commissioner's Meeting Room. The public is invited and refreshme...
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Limited Dockets during Fall Judicial Conference, Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th

Limited Dockets during Fall Judicial Conference, Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th
Please take note of limited docket times during the Fall Judicial Conference, Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th Monday, September 12, 2016 through Wednesday, September 14, 2016 is Fall Judicial Conference.Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets (except for criminal first appearances and protection order hearings) scheduled for these days....
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Plain Language Family Law Forms Required July 1, 2016

Plain Language Family Law Forms Required July 1, 2016
​As of July 1, 2016, all family law cases filed in Washington State are required to use plain language forms published by the Administrative Office of the Courts, Pattern Forms Committee. Full details on the transition to the new forms can be found HERE . The links to all of the new Plain Language Forms can be found HERE . Cowlitz County Super...
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FAX (360) 414-5506
TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115

HALL OF JUSTICE
312 SW FIRST AVENUE
KELSO, WA 98626
 
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