Ex Parte Matters


EX PARTE MATTERS CURRENTLY NOT BEING HELD IN COURT.  PLEASE SEE ’NEWS FLASH / OFFICE CLOSURE’ FOR MORE DETAILS. Cowlitz County Superior Court holds an Ex Parte docket daily. All orders presented to the court for signature must have a case number assigned. Documents may not be presented until a case is filed with the Clerk’s office.

You may also obtain a Judge’s signature by leaving documents with the Superior Court Clerk’s office. Paperwork left for presentation requires a Clerk’s Service Fee of $30 pursuant to RCW 36.18.016(12). The clerk will present your order to the judge and conform and return copies in your self addressed stamped envelope. **We do not accept personal checks.** If you choose to submit an order without paying the $30 fee, copies of the order will not be available for up to (5) business days. You may request certified copies of the order if copy costs are paid prior to obtaining the judges signature. The clerk will not return any copies that are left without the appropriate fee included.