Friday Emergency Court Schedule

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Sometime Thursday (7/15) afternoon, the Court lost access to our electronic court files due to a Statewide Network problem. Today we learned that the lines are in the process of being repaired, however we do not at this time have an ETA for operability. We will ONLY be conducting criminal and juvenile first appearances, involuntary treatment hearin...
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COVID Masking Update for Courts

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 On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee made a decision to lift many of the public health mitigation strategies as the State of Washington moves closer to being fully re-opened. Cowlitz County's most recent two-week COVID-19 case incidence rate is 174 cases/100,000 population.51 percent of Cowlitz County residents 16 years...
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Superior Court to End Contract with ICE

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"We are proud of the quality of care provided by our staff to these youth in our care. We made this decision solely for the reasons stated in this release. We will be releasing the detainees into ICE custody for their determination of further placement." by Gary Bashor, Presiding Judge  In 2001, Cowlitz County Commissioners contracted with the...
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Superior Court Closed Monday, January 18

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Superior Court is closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 
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Juvenile Detention COVID-19 Response

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 The Cowlitz County Superior Court is aware that as our community, nation and world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are concerned and fearful for their safety and the safety of others. Court staff have been working diligently since February to implement safety protocols to address client, staff, and community safety/health concerns.Ou...
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COVID-19 Juvenile Court Changes

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​For Additional information Contact:Chad Connors at360-577-3085 orconnorsc@co.cowlitz.wa.us For Immediate Release March 17, 2020 Cowlitz County Superior Court understands many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. We are working to make good decisions that protect the public and staff and afford access to the court.We will continue to foll...
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TELEPHONE: (360) 577-3085
TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115
Superior Court Administration Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
312 SW FIRST AVENUE
KELSO, WA 98626
 
Building Hours - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM