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***
CIVIL & EVICTION CALENDAR ZOOM LINKS: If you would like a Zoom link to any of the Judge’s Friday Civil Motion Calendars or the Eviction Calendar, please contact the Judicial Assistant for that Judge or Commissioner. Not all cases will receive permission to appear by Zoom. Moving parties should request Zoom at the time the hearing is confirmed. Non-moving parties must request to appear by Zoom no later than 3:00 pm on Thursdays.
The Whatcom County Superior Court Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining and protecting the integrity of all records filed in the County Clerk's Office, as well as serving the public and legal community in a respectful and courteous manner.
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.
Court Staff CAN Provide:
Court Staff CANNOT Provide:
At this time we do not accept electronic or faxed filings. All documents must be brought in or mailed to the Clerk's Office. If you would like to have conformed copies at the time of filing you will need to be provide them along with a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you mailed them in. Otherwise documents will be available online in a few days.
You have 2 options: (A) drop off/mail in orders at the Clerks Office for a $30.00 fee to be put into the Judicial basket for signature at any time, or (B) present orders for no charge in person at the Ex-Parte Calendar on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 5B (5th floor), on a first come, first serve basis. There is no guarantee your order will be signed.
Judge's copies and document's that require the assigned Judge's signature should be sent to the Judicial Assistants. Do not send documents for filing.
Please clearly indicate which Judge you are mailing to. Judicial Assistant's mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1144
Bellingham, WA 98227
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.
Please be aware that prepayment is required before copies can be made.
You may email your request (email@example.com)
You may request copies by phone at (360) 778-5560
Please note: Certified copies CANNOT be obtained electronically!