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Clerk's Office

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Office Closure




Effective Dates: March 23, 2020 to unknown date.

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, our office will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020. The day we will open will depend on the Governor’s and Superior Court’s orders.

The public is able to do most of their business with the Clerk’s office either via regular mail, online, or by phone. Contact information for the Clerk’s office is listed below. 

 Superior Court has postponed all jury trials until July 28th, 2020. Jurors do not need to report until further notice. For questions on juror issues, refer to our website or email

Filings: Send pleadings through the USPS to Cowlitz County Clerk, 312 SW First Ave, Kelso, WA. 98626. We have installed a drop box for filings at the courthouse. Please enclose any appropriate fees, MONEY ORDER only, with the documents. DO NOT LEAVE CASH. If you want to receive a conformed copy at no charge, enclose the copies and include a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage. You may request copies by email, or regular mail to be sent after payment for the same. Please contact us at the number(s) below to request copies or visit our website under ‘Records Request’.

Hearings: Please check the website for updated information regarding Superior Court.  All hearings are being held via Zoom.  Please refer to the Superior Court website under ’Zoom Hearings’ for more information.

Protection Orders: If you need to file a protection order, please call our office and we will screen your case to determine the process that will be taken.

The Clerk’s office is happy to answer your questions by phone from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please call us: 360-577-3016.

You can contact specific departments by email:

Criminal -

Domestic -

Civil -

General -

Mail payments or new filings to:

Cowlitz County Clerk

312 SW First Ave.

Kelso, WA. 98626

Please be patient as we serve you and stay well! 

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