Grays Harbor County
Superior Court

Court Administration Office
102 W. Broadway Ave, Rm. 305
Montesano, WA 98563
Tel: 360-249-5311
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon  &  1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Clerk's Office
102 W. Broadway Ave, Rm. 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Tel: 360-249-3842


COURT'S EMERGENCY COVID OPERATIONS
Effective May 9, 2022



Do I appear In-person or via Zoom?

CRIMINAL HEARINGS
  • Defendants shall appear via Zoom for pre-trial hearings.
  • Defendants shall appear in-person for a Change of Plea or Sentencing Hearing.
  • Defense Attorneys may appear via Zoom or in-person for pre-trial hearings.
  • Testimonial Hearings such as 3.5/3.6 or Motions in Limine will be held in-person.
  • At the discretion of the Presiding Judge, a limited number of family members, friends and spectators will be permitted in the courtroom during the Monday Criminal docket.
  • Other persons wanting to observe the criminal docket may do so via YouTube.

CIVIL & DOMESTIC FAMILY LAW HEARINGS

  • Attorneys or litigants may appear via zoom or in-person for motion calendar dockets.
  • Parties shall appear in-person for any trials or testimonial hearings.

PROTECTION ORDER HEARINGS

  • Attorneys or participants may appear via zoom or in-person.

THERAPEUTIC COURT HEARINGS

  • Drug Court will be held in-person
  • Family Recovery Court will be held in-person.

DEPENDENCY HEARINGS

  • Dependency Motion Docket will be conducted via Zoom for Parents & DCYF.
  • Attorneys may appear in person for any hearings.
  • Shelter Care Hearings will be held in-person only.
  • All parties shall appear in-person for any trials or testimonial hearings.

JUVENILE CRIMINAL HEARINGS

  • Juvenile Motion Docket will be held via Zoom.
  • Juvenile Fact Findings (Trials) may be held in person.


Zoom information and the daily schedule can be found on the menu or by clicking here.

Court's General Order 2022-02 dated April 20, 2022, and Amended General Order 2022-02 dated May 3, 2022, modifies the operations of the Court. Click here for the Court's Emergency Order




WELCOME TO GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Grays Harbor 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 hear felony, civil, domestic, guardianship and probate matters, juvenile matters and dependency cases, and appeals from Courts of limited jurisdiction (Grays Harbor District Court and the Municipal Courts located in Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Ocean Shores, and Westport). Grays Harbor Superior Court consists of three full time Judges, one part-time Court Commissioner and its administrative support staff. Its courtrooms and offices are located in Montesano, WA. The courtroom for juvenile cases is located at the Grays Harbor County’s Juvenile Center at Junction City near Aberdeen.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Grays Harbor County Superior Court is committed to the administration of justice in a fair, impartial and timely manner and to promote respect for the rule of law. This Court shall strive to provide a courthouse and forums that are safe and accessible to all. The Court shall conduct its business with integrity and respect in order to foster public trust and confidence in the judicial system.