Spanish Information

As of August 2, 2021 – Update from Superior Court regarding COVID-19 Response Activities. Mason County Superior Court is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our Constitutional duties. The Court is open but has modified operations.

Most hearings continue to be held electronically through Zoom conferencing or other court approved platform, unless otherwise set by the Court. If an in-person appearance is ordered by the Court the In-Person Courtroom Appearance Protocols: English - Spanish shall be followed.

Criminal Jury Trials. In-person criminal jury trials continue to be held, with locations at either the Historic Courthouse or the newly refurbished District Courthouse (Building 10, formerly Olsen’s Furniture building).

Criminal Dockets. Criminal Dockets are continuing to be held virtually, with some matters requiring in-person attendance (see the Administrative Order dated November 25, 2020, posted below). All criminal dockets will be held virtually via Zoom. On the Monday dockets, the Defendants and counsel shall appear on Zoom at the time set forth in the weekly schedule based upon the defendant’s last name: A-H at 9:00 a.m., I-P at 10:30 a.m. and Q-Z at 3:00 p.m. All matters on the Tuesday criminal docket are held at 9:00 a.m., unless specially set.

The COVID-19 Courthouse protocol remains in effect at this time (see the Administrative Order dated June 9, 2020, posted below). The Court will consider adjustments to the protocol at a later date.


Mason County Superior Court
Zoom Court Hearings Information and Guidelines - English

Zoom Court Hearings Information and Guidelines - Spanish

Weekly Zoom Court Docket Schedule
MOST ZOOM COURT HEARINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(see link above for more information on how to access)

Ex parte. Afternoon ex parte dockets resume August 3, 2020, via Zoom. Dockets will be held Monday-Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and Friday at 3:00 p.m. All paperwork (petition, motion, proposed order, etc.) must be provided to the Clerk’s Office at least one hour prior. See link under Court Calendars for more information.

Civil Trials. At this time, civil trials can be stipulated to proceed remotely via Zoom. See an example of a Pretrial Order and Stipulation for Remote to review the criteria and guidelines.

Jury Trials. Please see the Jury Trial Covid-19 Process for additional information

The Mason County Superior Court issued a Court’s Standing Order for Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) Monday morning, August 2, 2021. All residential evictions based upon non-payment of rent will need to consider the requirements of the Order. The Court has identified the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center as the local DRC to be utilized for the purposes of the Order.

 

 

Mason County Superior Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction having original and appellate jurisdiction as authorized by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Washington.

Superior Court judges and court commissioners hear felony and other criminal matters, civil matters, domestic relations matters, guardianship and probate matters, juvenile matters as well as child dependency cases, and appeals from lower courts (Mason County District Court and Shelton Municipal Court), and appeals from state administrative agencies.

Mission

To serve the public by administering justice and resolving disputes under the law, thereby protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitutions and laws of the State of Washington and the United States.

Mason County Superior Court (Court Administration)
419 N 4th Street
P.O. Box X
Shelton, WA  98584
(360) 427-9670 extension 348

 

Clerk of Court:
419 N 4th St
PO BOX 340
Shelton WA 98584

(360) 427-9670 extension 346