About the Clerk
The Office of County Clerk was originally established to provide the public with unfettered access to a fair, accurate and independently established record of the opinions, decisions and judgments of the judiciary. By fulfilling this historic mission, the County Clerk helps to ensure the separation of powers among the three branches of government.
Specific functions of the Clerk's Office include serving as financial officer for the court, custodian of all court records and exhibits, manager of the jury system, quasi-judicial officer for issuance of writs and subpoenas, and providing public access to court records.
The Clerk's Office also assists individuals representing themselves in the Snohomish County Superior Court system through two direct service programs: the Domestic Violence Protection Order Assistance Program to help people obtain temporary and permanent court orders for protection, as well as make referrals to community resources; the Family Law Facilitator Program to provide forms and procedural information, and make referrals to community resources.