Chapter 2.12
DISTRICT COURT

Sections:

2.12.015    District Court District Established.

2.12.020    Cascade electoral district boundaries.

2.12.030    Evergreen electoral district boundaries.

2.12.040    Everett electoral district boundaries.

2.12.050    South electoral district boundaries.

2.12.055    Repealed.

2.12.060    Adjustment of precinct boundaries following annexations.

2.12.070    Number of judges.

2.12.080    Location of offices and courtrooms.

2.12.100    Authorization of Court Commissioners.

2.12.120    Salaries of municipal judges.

2.12.125    Presiding judge.

2.12.135    Division of probation.

*Code reviser’s note: Former chapter 2.12, Justice Court, was renamed by Ordinance 97-097, § 2, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff. date Jan. 10, 1999.

2.12.015 District Court District Established.

(1) There is hereby established a single district court in Snohomish County, to be known as the Snohomish county district court. The boundaries of the district court district shall be the boundaries of the county.

(2) The district court district shall be divided into four electoral districts for the purpose of electing district court judges by subcounty local districts as provided in RCW 3.38.070. District court judges having the qualifications set out in RCW 3.34.060 shall be elected pursuant to RCW 3.34.050 by registered voters of the electoral districts for which they file declarations of candidacy. The boundaries of the electoral districts are described in SCC 2.12.020, 2.12.030, 2.12.040 and 2.12.050.

(Added Ord. 97-097, § 3, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999; Amended by Ord. 17-017, April 26, 2017, Eff date May 15, 2017).

2.12.020 Cascade electoral district boundaries.

The electoral district in north Snohomish county, known as "Cascade Electoral District," shall include all the land lying within the following voting precincts. A complete legal description of the precinct boundaries is on file with the county auditor.

Arlington 1

Loma

Arlington 2

Loop

Arlington 3

Louck

Arlington 4

Marshall

Arlington 5

McDonald

Arlington 6

McRea

Arlington 7

Millard

Arlington 8

Norden

Armstrong

Nydin

Arnot

Oso

Blueberry

Otter

Bosworth

Outlook

Boulder

Packwood

Brandi

Pilot

Brookwood

Pony

Bryant

Port Susan

Burn Hill

Portage

Cassidy

Porter

Cedarhome

Railroad

Cliff

Robe

Darrington 1

Roncrest

Darrington 2

Rowland

Drycreek

Sandman

Edgecomb

Sauk

Estates

Scenic

Firtree

Shoecraft

Florence

Shoultes

Freeborn

Silvana

Garden

Sisco

Getchell

Sleepy Hollow

Granite Falls 1

Smokey Point

 

Granite Falls 2

Stanby

Green

Stanwood 1

Gregory

Stanwood 2

Happy Valley

Stanwood 3

Hazel

Stillaguamish

Heights

Straus

Huckleberry

Thompson

Jim Creek

Timber

Jordan Trails

Trafton

Kackman

Trangen

Kruse

Tronson

Lake Goodwin

Twin Lakes

Lake Howard

Village

Lakewood

Waters

Levin

Wenberg

Lochsloy

Willow

(Ord. 82-042 § 4, adopted June 29, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-050, § 7, June 11, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-029, § 7, April 20, 1988; Amended Ord. 88-067, § 8, July 27, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-041, § 7, May 24, 1989; Amended Ord. 91-091, July 10, 1991; Amended Ord. 93-047, June 30, 1993; Amended Ord. 94-063, § 1, July 20, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 4, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.030 Evergreen electoral district boundaries.

(1) The electoral district in southeast Snohomish county, known as "Evergreen Electoral District," shall include all the land lying within the following voting precincts. A complete legal description of the precinct boundaries is on file with the county auditor.

Battery

Newberg

Bear Creek

Ohlde

Beaver

Olney

Beecher

Osborn

Bluff

Owen

Bostian

Panther Creek

Brocklin

Paradise

Callow

Park Place

Cathcart

Peak

Cavalero

Pennant

Cavalry

Peterson

Centennial

Pierce

Chain Lake

Pilchuck

Clearview

Pipeline

Creek

Pointe

Crest

Pond

Davies

Rainier

Dubuque

Rees

East Everett

Ricci

Echo Lake

Ridgeway

Fairview

River

Fern

Riverview

Fir

Robinhood

Fircrest

Roosevelt

Foster

Sexton

Frontier

Shorts

Glenridge

Skykomish

Glenwood

Skyline

Gold Bar

Snohomish 1

Greenwood

Snohomish 2

Haines

Snohomish 3

Hartford

Snohomish 4

High Bridge

Snohomish 5

High Rock

Snohomish 6

Highland

Snohomish 7

Hillcrest

Snohomish 8

Hillside

Snohomish 9

Index

Snohomish 10

Iverson

South Lake Stevens

Jewell

South Snohomish

Kokanee

Spada

Lake

Stevens

Lake Stevens 1

Stitch

Lake Stevens 2

Storm Lake

Lake Stevens 3

Sultan 1

Lake Stevens 4

Sultan 2

Lake Stevens 5

Sultan 3

Lake Stevens 6

Sultan River

Lake Stevens 7

Summer

Lake Stevens 8

Swalwell

Lakeview

Three Lakes

Larimer

Totem Falls 1

Lost Lake

Totem Falls 2

Ludwig

Totem Falls 3

Lupine

Trail

Machias

Trombley

Maltby

Tualco

Mann

Turner

Marion

Valley

Marks

Valmont

Marsh

Vernon

May Creek

View

Meadow

Wagner

Menzel

Wallace

Merwin

Welch

Mill

Wellington

Minor

West Fork

Monroe 1

Wheeler

Monroe 2

Windsong

Monroe 3

Winter Lake

Monroe 4

Withers

Monroe 5

Woods Creek

Monroe 6

Wyatt Park

Monroe 7

 

(Ord. 82-042 § 4, adopted June 29, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-050, § 8, June 11, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-029, § 8, April 20, 1988; Amended Ord. 88-067, § 9, July 27, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-041, § 9, May 24, 1989; Amended Ord. 91-091, July 10, 1991; Amended Ord. 93-047, June 30, 1993; Amended Ord. 94-063, § 2, July 20, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 5, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.040 Everett electoral district boundaries.

The electoral district in western Snohomish county, known as "Everett Electoral District," shall include all the land lying within the following voting precincts. A complete legal description of the precinct boundaries is on file with the county auditor.

Alma

Everett 92

Bloom

Everett 93

Bly

Everett 94

Boeing

Everett 95

Dakota

Everett 96

Densmore

Everett 97

Eastmont

Everett 98

Ebey

Everett 99

Everett 1

Fair

Everett 2

Fairmont

Everett 3

Firgrove

Everett 4

Hampton

Everett 5

Hat Island

Everett 6

Haven

Everett 7

Hilton’s Lk.

Everett 8

Hiway

Everett 9

Howell

Everett 10

Intercity

Everett 11

Jordan

Everett 12

Lantern

Everett 13

Lind

Everett 14

Marysville 1

Everett 15

Marysville 2

Everett 16

Marysville 3

Everett 17

Marysville 4

Everett 18

Marysville 5

Everett 19

Marysville 6

Everett 20

Marysville 7

Everett 21

Marysville 8

Everett 22

Marysville 9

Everett 23

Marysville 10

Everett 24

Marysville 11

Everett 25

Marysville 12

Everett 26

Marysville 13

Everett 27

Marysville 14

Everett 28

Marysville 15

Everett 29

Marysville 16

Everett 30

Marysville 17

Everett 31

Marysville 18

Everett 32

Marysville 19

Everett 33

Marysville 20

Everett 34

Marysville 21

Everett 35

Marysville 22

Everett 36

Marysville 23

Everett 37

Marysville 24

Everett 38

Marysville 25

Everett 39

Marysville 26

Everett 40

Mukilteo 1

Everett 41

Mukilteo 2

Everett 42

Mukilteo 3

Everett 43

Mukilteo 4

Everett 44

Mukilteo 5

Everett 45

Mukilteo 6

Everett 46

Mukilteo 7

Everett 47

Mukilteo 8

Everett 48

Mukilteo 9

Everett 49

Mukilteo 10

Everett 50

Mukilteo 11

Everett 51

Mukilteo 12

Everett 52

Mukilteo 13

Everett 53

Mukilteo 14

Everett 54

Mukilteo 15

Everett 55

Mukilteo 16

Everett 56

Mukilteo 17

Everett 57

Mukilteo 18

Everett 58

Mukilteo 19

Everett 59

Mukilteo 20

Everett 60

Mukilteo 21

Everett 61

Mukilteo 22

Everett 62

Mukilteo 23

Everett 63

Mukilteo 24

Everett 64

Norm

Everett 65

Parkway

Everett 66

Pine

Everett 67

Priest Point

Everett 68

Quil

Everett 69

Rivercrest

Everett 70

Robin

Everett 71

Shelton

Everett 72

Sparlin

Everett 73

Stock Show

Everett 74

Sunnyside

Everett 75

Sunrise

Everett 76

Tower

Everett 77

Tulalip 1

Everett 78

Tulalip 2

Everett 79

Tulalip 3

Everett 80

Tulalip 4

Everett 81

Tulalip 5

Everett 82

Tulalip 6

Everett 83

Tyee

Everett 84

Ville

Everett 85

Warren

Everett 86

Welangdon

Everett 87

Westover

Everett 88

Whaleback

Everett 89

Woodridge

Everett 90

 

Everett 91

 

(Ord. 82-042 § 4, adopted June 29, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-050, § 9, June 11, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-029, § 9, April 20, 1988; Amended Ord. 88-067, § 10, July 27, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-041, § 10, May 24, 1989; Amended Ord. 91-091, July 10, 1991; Amended Ord. 93-047, June 30, 1993; Amended Ord. 94-063, § 3, July 20, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 6, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.050 South electoral district boundaries.

The electoral district in southwest Snohomish county, known as "South Electoral District," shall include all the land lying within the following voting precincts. A complete legal description of the precinct boundaries is on file with the county auditor.

Alder

Lynnwood 20

Aldercrest

Lynnwood 21

Alicia

Lynnwood 22

Alpine

Lynnwood 23

Ann

Lynnwood 24

Ash

Lynnwood 25

Atlas

Lynnwood 26

Berkshire

Lynnwood 27

Beverly

Lynnwood 28

Brier 1

Lynnwood 29

Brier 2

Lynnwood 30

Brier 3

Lynnwood 31

Brier 4

Lynnwood 32

Brier 5

Lynnwood 33

Brier 6

Lynnwood 34

Brier 7

Lynnwood 35

Brier 8

Lynnwood 36

Brier 9

Lynnwood 37

Brook

Madison

Cascade

Magnolia

Cascadian

Manor

Chapel

Manordale

Clover

Maple

Country

Maplewood

Cove

Mariner

Crystal

Martha Lake

Cypress

McCabe

Dale

Meadowcrest

Damson

Meadowdale

Dumas

Meridian

East Shore

Mill Creek 1

Edmonds 1

Mill Creek 2

Edmonds 2

Mill Creek 3

Edmonds 3

Mill Creek 5

Edmonds 4

Mill Creek 6

Edmonds 5

Mill Creek 7

Edmonds 6

Mill Creek 8

Edmonds 7

Mill Creek 9

Edmonds 8

Mill Creek 10

Edmonds 9

Mill Creek 11

Edmonds 10

Mill Creek 12

Edmonds 11

Mill Creek 13

Edmonds 12

Miller

Edmonds 13

Misty

Edmonds 14

Mountlake Terrace 1

Edmonds 15

Mountlake Terrace 2

Edmonds 16

Mountlake Terrace 3

Edmonds 17

Mountlake Terrace 4

Edmonds 18

Mountlake Terrace 5

Edmonds 19

Mountlake Terrace 6

Edmonds 20

Mountlake Terrace 7

Edmonds 21

Mountlake Terrace 8

Edmonds 22

Mountlake Terrace 9

Edmonds 23

Mountlake Terrace 10

Edmonds 24

Mountlake Terrace 11

Edmonds 25

Mountlake Terrace 12

Edmonds 26

Mountlake Terrace 13

Edmonds 27

Mountlake Terrace 14

Edmonds 28

Mountlake Terrace 15

Edmonds 29

Mountlake Terrace 16

Edmonds 30

Mountlake Terrace 17

Edmonds 31

Mountlake Terrace 18

Edmonds 32

Mountlake Terrace 19

Edmonds 33

Mountlake Terrace 20

Edmonds 34

Mountlake Terrace 21

Edmonds 35

Mountlake Terrace 22

Edmonds 36

Nile

Edmonds 37

Norma

Edmonds 38

North Creek

Edmonds 39

North Road

Edmonds 40

Oaks

Edmonds 41

Olympus

Edmonds 42

Pacific

Edmonds 43

Paine

Edmonds 44

Parkshore

Edmonds 45

Penny Creek

Edmonds 46

Perrin

Edmonds 47

Picnic Point

Elm

Pinewood

Elwood

Pioneer

Emander

Pioneer Trails

Emerald

Poplar

Evergreen

Post

Fairwood

Puget

Fernwood

Puget Park

Field

Queens

Filbert

Redhawk

Firdale

Rhody Ridge

Forest

Rob

Forshee

Royal

Freeway

Ruggs Lake

Gibson

Samoea

Grannis

Seattle Hill

Grove

Serene

Hearthstone

Shadow Wood

Heatherwood

Shamrock

Hemlock

Shelby

Hill

Shore

Hillman

Silver Firs 1

Hilltop

Silver Firs 2

Hipoint

Silver Firs 3

Holiday

Silver Firs 4

Holly

Silver Lake

Hunt

South Alderwood

Interstate

Spring

Jeff

Stafford

Keeler

Stickney

Kenmore

Stone Gate

Kentish

Summitt

Kenwood

Sunset

Larch

Swamp Creek

Laura

Terrace

Locust

Thomas Lake

Lynnwood 1

Thrashers

Lynnwood 2

Vine

Lynnwood 3

Vista

Lynnwood 4

Walnut

Lynnwood 5

Watts

Lynnwood 6

Waxon

Lynnwood 7

Westbrook

Lynnwood 8

Wigen

Lynnwood 9

Willowdale

Lynnwood 10

Wingate

Lynnwood 11

Woodgate

Lynnwood 12

Woodland

Lynnwood 13

Woods Trail

Lynnwood 14

Woodway 1

Lynnwood 15

Woodway 2

Lynnwood 16

York

Lynnwood 17

 

Lynnwood 18

 

Lynnwood 19

 

(Ord. 82-042 § 4, adopted June 29, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-050, § 10, June 11, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-029, § 10, April 20, 1988; Amended Ord. 88-067, § 11, July 27, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-041, § 11, May 24, 1989; Amended Ord. 91-091, July 10, 1991; Amended Ord. 93-047, June 30, 1993; Amended Ord. 94-063, § 4, July 20, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 7, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999; Amended by Ord. 17-017, April 26, 2017, Eff date May 15, 2017).

2.12.055 Joint district court district.

(Added Ord. 93-047, June 30, 1993; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 8, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999; Repealed by Ord. 17-017, April 26, 2017, Eff date May 15, 2017).

2.12.060 Adjustment of precinct boundaries following annexations.

In order to meet the requirement of RCW 3.38.050(4) that a district court district boundary not intersect the boundary of an election precinct, the county auditor shall temporarily adjust precinct boundaries as necessary when a city annexes county territory to the city in accordance with RCW 29.04.040(5). The auditor shall report such precinct boundary adjustments to the county council, prosecuting attorney, and district court presiding judge.

(Added Ord. 89-041, § 12, May 24, 1989; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 9, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.070 Number of judges.

(1) There shall be eight full-time judges elected in the district court district established by this chapter.

(2) The number of judges to be elected in each electoral district shall be as follows:

Cascade -- one full-time judge;

Evergreen -- two full-time judges;

Everett -- two full-time judges;

South -- three full-time judges.

(Ord. 82-042 § 4, adopted June 29, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-050, § 11, June 11, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-029, § 11, April 20, 1988; Amended Ord. 88-067, § 12, July 27, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-041, § 13, May 24, 1989; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 10, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999; Amended Ord. 98-024, § 1, May 6, 1998, Eff date January 10, 1999).

2.12.080 Location of offices and courtrooms.

The offices and courtrooms of the district court shall be located at the county courthouse in Everett, Washington; the county court facility in Arlington, Washington; the county court facility in Monroe, Washington; the county court facility in Lynnwood, Washington; and at such other locations as may be determined appropriate the presiding judge.

(Added Ord. 97-097, § 11, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.100 Authorization of Court Commissioners.

(1) The district court is authorized to appoint one or more district court commissioners, subject to appropriation of necessary funds pursuant to chapter 4.26 SCC. District court commissioners may be located in any electoral district as determined by the presiding judge.

(2) A district court commissioner who is employed for twenty hours per week or more is eligible for employee benefits as described in chapter 3A.06 SCC, except that a district court commissioner shall accrue and use leave with pay, including sick leave, in the same manner as a district court judge.

(Res. adopted May 18, 1970; § 5 of Res. adopted June 13, 1966; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 12, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999; Amended Ord 01-071, Oct. 3, 2001, Eff date Jan. 1, 2002).

2.12.120 Salaries of municipal judges.

The county will not make payments to cities for the salaries of municipal judges.

(Res. adopted May 18, 1970; § 7 of Res. adopted June 13, 1966; Amended Ord. 97-097, § 13, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.125 Presiding judge.

The business of the district court shall be supervised by a presiding judge selected pursuant to Rule 5 of the Administrative Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (ARLJ). The duties of the presiding judge are set out in ARLJ 5(b).

(Added Ord. 97-097, § 14, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).

2.12.135 Division of probation.

There is established within the district court a division of probation which shall be responsible for providing probation services to the district court. The division of probation shall be supervised by the presiding judge.

(Added Ord. 97-097, § 15, Dec. 10, 1997, Eff date Jan. 10, 1999).