NOTICE OF IMMEDIATE TEMPORARY CHANGES
TO WAHKIAKUM COUNTY DISTRICT COURT OPERATIONS
The Washington State Constitution requires all courts to provide public access to court proceedings.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to accommodate the requirement of social distancing, all court proceedings will be streamed live via YouTube.
For any questions regarding a specific hearing date or time, please contact the District Court office at (360) 795-3461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Staff will continue to be present and working behind closed doors during regular office hours as long as we are healthy. Working behind closed doors better ensures that we will be able to maintain an office presence in the future. Although closed doors present a challenge to all, that challenge is not as great as it would be should staff be forced to work from home due to exposure. Curbside service may be offered if needed.
Courtroom: A clerk will be present at hearings to record the proceedings and process pleadings. Please help us protect the clerk’s health by remaining a distance of at least 6 feet from her desk area. Copies of orders processed will be mailed or e-mailed to parties upon request.
Safety/Face Coverings: All persons seeking admittance to the courtroom or District Court office will be required to follow directives of court staff to minimize spread of infection, including wearing a face covering at all times unless excused by the court based on written documentation from a health care provider.
Filing: Email and Fax copy fees have been suspended. E-filing is highly encouraged, while filing by mail is discouraged at this time. Fees assessed for opening new cases that are electronically filed must be paid online. A drop box is available at the front door of the courthouse for hand-delivered filings, but hand-delivery and use of the drop box is discouraged.
Email filings to: email@example.com
A reply email will be sent to confirm receipt of your filing.
If emailing is not possible, you may call the District Court Office to make specific arrangements to fax filings. Fax 360-795-6506.
Ex-Parte Orders: Ex Parte Orders will be accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If email is not possible, ex parte orders may be faxed after calling the District Court Office to make arrangements to do so. Copies of signed orders will be returned via email or mail. Fees for ex-parte orders have been suspended at this time.
Payments: Make payments electronically through: https://client.pointandpay.net/web/WahkiakumDC
Check and money order payments may also be mailed or put into the drop box outside the courthouse. Cash payments are discouraged, but will be accepted only if exact amounts are given.
Telephonic Appearances: A request for telephonic appearances can be made directly to the District Court office by emailing the request to email@example.com. If you have an attorney assisting you with your case, the request needs to be made through them. The fee for telephonic appearances has been suspended.
Protection Orders: People seeking protection orders can access the documents online at https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/ or by calling the District Court Office. Alternatively, you may call The Charlotte House at (360) 795-6401; after hours, call (360) 795-6400. Their toll-free number is (866) 795-9381. Or you may call the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for assistance at (360) 795-3652.
If you have questions, concerns or feedback, please do call (360) 795-3461. We want to hear from you if we can do things better!
Court services include:
- Anti-Harassment Orders
- Civil Complaints
- Criminal Misdemeanors
- Fish & Wildlife Citations
- Gross Misdemeanors
- Name Changes
- Small Claims
- Traffic Citations