UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE :
If you have a case pending in Whatcom County Superior Court, please review the Court Orders Re: Covid-19 page.
Should you have further questions, please contact your attorney of record.
Attention Attorneys: Per the Superior Court Bench, the Whatcom County Clerk cannot accept documents that are not properly signed. This means that typed names, /s/ typed names and cursive typed names are not acceptable. The signature must reflect the actual signature of the individual. ***Pro Se parties are still required to provide original signatures***
Specific Functions of the County Clerk include:
Administrator of the Court Records and Exhibits: The Clerk receives, processes, and preserves forever all documents presented in a Superior Court Cause of Action.
Quasi-judicial Officer: The Clerk serves a quasi-judicial function. In this function, the Clerk must review court documents for possible errors, perform acts required by law, issue letters testamentary, warrants of arrest, orders of sale, writs of execution, garnishment, attachments, restitution, and set up judgments.
Ex-Officio Clerk of the Court: Under the Constitution of the State of Washington, the Clerk has the title of "Ex-Officio Clerk of the Court." This requires the clerk's presence at court sessions for the purpose of establishing an independent record of each hearing called "minutes" which are available to the public. The Clerk must also be present at every court hearing or trial to receive and keep a record of all exhibits (evidence) entered by the parties.
Due to changes in our case management system, documents filed in Superior Court cases are no longer viewable online. You may access the document list in our cases by following the link HERE.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Even if you reside in Whatcom County, access to documents in your file are via email or phone request only! For everyone's health and safety the public viewing room is shut down for the foreseeable future.
You may email your request (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You may request copies by phone at (360) 778-5560
Please note: Certified copies CANNOT be obtained electronically!