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P.O. Box 1220
Port Townsend, 
WA 98368

Dist Court: 360.385.9135
Probation: 360.385.9123
Fax: 360.385.9367

Monday - Friday
8:30 to 4:30



(Clerk’s) Court staff provides information, not legal advice.  If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.    

(Clerk’s) Court staff can

  • Tell you the status of a specific case, unless the case or information in the case is confidential.  Confidential information is not available to the public because of state law or a judge’s decision.

  • Provide the court file on a specific case for you to review.  If the case is confidential, you will need a court order to see the file.

  • Give you general information on court rules, procedures and practices.

  • Provide court-approved or required forms or tell you where you can find forms. There may be a charge for some forms.  Forms are not available for all legal proceedings.

  • Offer guidance on how to compute some deadlines and due dates.

  • Provide court schedules and information on how to get matters scheduled.

  • Provide the telephone number of the local attorney referral service or information about other agencies that may assist you.

 (Clerk’s) Court staff cannot

  • Advise you about whether you should file a case or whether you should take any particular action in a case.

  • Tell you what words to put in a form.

  • Tell you what to say in court.

  • Tell you what decision the judge will make or what sentence the judge will impose. 

  • Comment about specific persons you may name in a petition or pleading.

  • Apply the law nor give directions about how to respond in any aspect of the legal process.

  • Change an order signed by a judge.

  • Let you talk to a judge outside of court.

 Please Note: 

  • (Clerk’s) Court staff may not know the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures and practices.

  • The court, including the judge and all staff, must remain impartial.  They do not take sides in any matter coming before the court.



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