Law & Justice

  1. County Clerk

    The County Clerk and the Superior Court Clerk handle court cases, jury duty, passports, and bail bonding information.

    1. Bail Bonding Companies

      View a listing of approved bail bonding companies for San Juan County.

    2. Credit Card Payments

      Credit Card Payments may be made for fees, fines and costs. You must give a case number.

    3. Conduct & Dress Code

      Review the conduct and dress code for serving jury duty.

    4. Courthouse Facilitator

      Courthouse Facilitator

    5. Fee Schedule

      Fees to be charged to all cities, other counties, other states, unless specifically stated otherwise.

    6. Jury Duty

      Learn about jury duty, how to report, dress and conduct code, and how to get to the courthouse.

    7. Juvenile Court Calendar

    8. Law & Motion Calendar

      Law & Motion Calendar

    9. Sealing Juvenile Court Records

    10. Passports

      We process applications for new passports and provide the forms for passport renewals.

  2. District Court

    The District Court handles adult probation, civil and criminal cases, protective orders, names changes, and parking tickets.

    1. Adult Probation

      View contact information for Adult Probation services.

    2. Civil Protection Orders

      Protection Orders under the civil anti-harassment statute are available from the District Court office.

    3. Fee Schedule

      View the fee schedule for civil, small claims, appeals, and miscellaneous.

    4. Forms

    5. Court Interpreter

    6. Jury Duty

    7. Name Change Petitions

      Learn about the requirements and fees for filing name changes.

    8. Pay My Fine

    9. Public Defender Information

      Find information on becoming a public defender.

    10. Records Requests

      San Juan County District Court is committed to facilitating the access to court and administrative records as provided by Article I, Section 10 of the Washington State Constitution.

    11. Small Claims

      The Small Claims Court is a department of the District Court authorized under chapter 12.40 RCW and is available for the recovery of money only where the claim is less than $5,000.

  3. Juvenile Court Services

    Juvenile Court Services (JCS) is most frequently associated with juvenile offender services.

    1. Detention

      Juveniles are court ordered into secured detention facilities. While in detention they attend school, meet with probation counselors and may attend drug/alcohol information classes.

    2. Judicial Administrative Records

      Consistent with the principles of open administration of justice, as provided in article I, section 10 of the Washington State Constitution, it is the policy of the judiciary to facilitate access to its administrative records.

    3. Juvenile Court Calendar

    4. Programs & Services

      Review the programs and services provided by the San Juan County Juvenile Court Services in partnership with Skagit County Detention Center.

  4. Prosecuting Attorney

    The San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney is a small law office with the elected prosecutor, four full-time deputy prosecutors, two people working in the victim services center, and four to five staff positions.

    1. Civil Section

      When the County is named in a lawsuit, the civil section represents the County and the elected officials.

    2. Community Affairs

      The prosecutor's office firmly believes in giving something back to the community.

    3. County Coroner

      The coroner is responsible for investigating and certifying the cause of death in those cases where death is sudden, unexpected, or the result of an accident or unlawful means.

    4. Credo

      A credo is a statement of the beliefs or aims that guide someone's actions.

    5. Criminal Section

      Criminal prosecution is specialized work. It requires technical knowledge of the rules of investigating crimes, evidence, courtroom procedure, and criminal law.

    6. Family Support Section

      If your child support case requires the help of an attorney in San Juan County, DCS will refer the case to the San Juan County Prosecutor’s Family Support Section.

    7. History

      View a list all of the previous prosecuting attorneys and when they held office.

    8. Major Cases

      View the different types of judicial cases that fall in the major case category.

    9. Memorandum on Initiative & Referendum (PDF)

      Review the Advisory Memorandum: the Power of Initiative and Referendum in San Juan County.

    10. Victim Services Program

      Our Victim Services Program includes two part-time advocates who are committed to including victims in every step of the criminal justice process.

    11. Randy Gaylord

      Team Page

  5. County Coroner

    County Coroner

    1. Jurisdiction

      Learn about jurisdiction and jurisdiction assumed.

    2. Reporting a Death

      Learn when and how to report a death.

  6. Superior Court

    The Superior Court's primary purpose is to decide cases fairly and impartially, based solely on applicable facts and law.

    1. County Clerk

    2. Juvenile Court

    3. Court Calendar

    4. Court Rules

    5. Court Transcriptionists

    6. Family Law

      View information for mediators and parenting seminars.

    7. Guardianship

    8. Interpreters

    9. Jury Duty

    10. Judicial Administrative Records

      Consistent with the principles of open administration of justice, as provided in article I, section 10 of the Washington State Constitution, it is the policy of the judiciary to facilitate access to its administrative records.

    11. ADA Accommodation Instruction & Request Form

    12. Superior Court

      The Superior Court's primary purpose is to decide cases fairly and impartially, based solely on applicable facts and law.