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Policies and Procedure Announcements

General policies and procedures applicable to Superior Court for Cowlitz County.

Title Description Download
Criminal Bond Rider Policy
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 03-28-2018
Official court policy regarding the use of "Rider" bonds in criminal matters. Rider bonds are bonds to cover the period of time after a defendant is found guilty and prior to sentencing. Download ( pdf )
Superor Court Public Records Request Policy
 490 Downloads
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 08-30-2021
GR 31.1 Records Request Policy Download ( pdf )
Cowlitz County Language Access Plan for Superior, District, and Juvenile Courts
 703 Downloads
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 02-11-2020
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Court Office Access Policy
 1288 Downloads
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 07-24-2018
Updated Supeiror Court Office Access Policy - Effective August 20, 2018 Download ( pdf )
Updated Community Service Policy
 1350 Downloads
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 04-17-2018
Policy of the Court as to how requests for Community Service as an alternative to jail time in Superior Court Criminal Cases. Download ( pdf )
E-Signature Memorandum
 1539 Downloads
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 08-02-2017
Restatement of the Court's Policy on acceptance of electronic, AKA  "E-Signatures" for court filings. Download ( pdf )
Guardian Ad Litem Signature Memo
 1518 Downloads
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 11-26-2018
Policy regarding GAL signatures on documents. Download ( pdf )
Guardianship Attorney Fee Policy
 2280 Downloads
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 11-26-2018
New Policy regarding the payment of attorney fees in guardianship cases. Effective March 29, 2016. Download ( pdf )
Unlawful Detainer Summons Policy
 2522 Downloads
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 11-26-2018
Updated policy regarding the use of alternate return deadlines in Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Summons Forms. Download ( pdf )
Interpreter Policy Update
 2247 Downloads
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 11-26-2018
Please read if scheduling an interpreter in Superior Court. Download ( pdf )
GR 31.1 Public Records Request Policy
 2736 Downloads
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 01-14-2016
Official policy regarding public records requests to the Court per General Rule 31.1 Download ( pdf )
LCR 88(d) Enforcement Memo
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 04-23-2015
Cowlitz County Local Civil Rule 88(d) has not been regularly enforced in the past. Starting May 1, 2015, it will. Memo on policy from Judge Evans.   Download ( pdf )
Emergency Ex Parte Order Procedure (7 Apr 15)
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 04-08-2015
Change in emergency order procedures effective April 7, 2015. Download ( pdf )

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