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Re: Requests for Personal Information by Phone

In the last several days we have received information from the public stating that someone is calling from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department concerning outstanding warrants for their arrest due to a failure to appear for jury duty. Please be advised that no one from the Sheriff’s Office is making those calls. If you get a phone call regarding warrants for failure to appear for jury duty contact your local law enforcement agency or the Clerk’s office. Under no circumstances should you agree to send money or give out any personal information. 


County Clerk

Mason County Clerk Charles Rhodes was elected January 1st 2023.

The County Clerk is an elected position. The position is provided by the Washington State Constitution with specific and special duties assigned by statute and court rules. All the duties are mandated.

The position of County Clerk is best characterized as the administrative and financial officer of the Superior Court. The County Clerk's purpose is to ensure the separation of powers among the three branches of government by preserving the integrity of the judiciary. Those three branches are Executive, Judicial and Legislative.

This purpose is accomplished in three ways:

By being independent of the judicial branch, the Clerk protects the judiciary from the appearance of impropriety or unfairness in the setting of cases, implementation of orders, or investment of funds.

The Clerk is located in the Executive Branch of government and provides the avenue for external oversight of the judiciary without legislative or executive branch interference with its actions, integrity or independence.

As an independent elected official, the Clerk preserves for the public unrestrained access to a fair, accurate, and independently established record of the opinions, decisions, and judgments of the court.