Important Places for Cowlitz County Cases


  • Adults charged in Superior Court:  Courtrooms are located in the County Jail at 1935 First Avenue, Longview, WA 98632 and on the second floor of the Hall of Justice at 312 1st Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626. Most criminal dockets occur at the jail, even for clients who are not in custody. Trials occur on the second floor of the Hall of Justice.
  • Adults charged in District Court and juveniles charged with traffic offenses in District Court:  District Court hearings are held on the second floor of the Hall of Justice. Once you arrive on the second floor you can check the reader boards to see which courtroom you need to appear in.
  • Juveniles charged in Juvenile Court: All juveniles will appear at the Juvenile Center located at 1725 First Avenue, Longview, WA 98632. The Juvenile Department can be reached at 360-577-3100.  

Offender Services/Release with Conditions

  • The court may release you while you are waiting for trial.  Sometimes the court will release you with conditions and make you report to Offender Services. If so you must go there immediately after you are released from jail.
  • Offender Services is located on the third floor of the Hall of Justice. The number is (360) 577-3087.  The only way to get to the third floor is to take the elevator from the lobby of the first or second floor.

Drug Court / Mental Health Court Offices

Drug Court and Mental Health Court offices are located right next to the jail on the second floor of the Courthouse Square Building, 1839 First Avenue, Suite 2A, Longview, WA 98632. They can be reached at 360-414-5508.