Civil / Criminal
Main Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Bldg #2
Olympia, WA 98502
360-786-5430
Directions

 

AVAILABLE FORMS

Family / Juvenile
Courthouse
2801 32nd Avenue SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
360-709-3260
Directions

You can find a form either by clicking on any of the Available Forms listed on the left column of this page or by scrolling down this page. Watch for specific details and/or any information pertaining to the proper use of a form.

Some forms are available in both MS WORD or PDF formats, some in MS WORD only and others in PDF only. Forms available in both formats can be downloaded by clicking on either the WORD or PDF icon.

All forms must be printed on white paper

NOTICES OF ISSUE


It is IMPORTANT to be familiar with Thurston County’s calendar requirements and information before scheduling.  Click on the "Court Calendars" link on the left column of the page and then click on CIVIL, CRIMINAL or FAMILY COURT Calendars from the navigation bar.  

   
 
Civil - 2014 Notice of Issue EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2014
Criminal - Notice of Issue (Notice of Hearing)
Juvenile - Notice of Issue EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2014

Use the following for Hearings
Judge's - Notice of Issue EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2014
(includes:Probate/Guardianship/Adoption/Dissolution and Judge's Motion Calendars)
Family Law - Notice of Issue EFFECTIVE MARCH 3, 2014
     
     

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SEALED DOCUMENTS (Family Law and Guardianship case types)


General Rule (GR) 22
allows for certain document to be sealed in Family Law and Guardianship Cases.  The following forms are tailored for Thurston County.  For additional guidelines, please see the Clerk's Alert.

IMPORTANT:  The appropriate cover sheet must be attached to the original document for it  to become sealed AND a separate cover sheet must be filed in the public file.

Cover Sheets for Sealed Financial Source Documents, Sealed Personal Health Care Records, and Sealed Confidential Reports.  These cover sheets must be attached to the top of the documents for it to become sealed.  A copy of the cover sheet must also be provided for filing in the public file.  

Sealed Financial Source Document (Important, see note below)
Sealed Personal Health Care Records (Important, see note below)
Sealed Confidential Reports (Sealed Report Cover Sheet *)
Sealed Confidential Reports (Cover Sheet for Report Summary **)

*Attach the Sealed Cover Sheet to the confidential documents. 
* Make a copy of the Sealed Cover Sheet for filing in the public file. 
 
**When filing the public summary of confidential reports, attach the Cover Sheet for Report Summary.


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Non GR-22 SEALED COURT DOCUMENTS


Certain documents are automatically sealed by Local Court Rule, state rules, or statutes.

General Rule (GR) 15: provides a process to seal a court document or file not already sealed at the time of filing. When sealing a document, please remember to provide the Clerk's Office with the following:

  1. The Sealed Records Cover Sheet for the Public File
  2. The Order Sealing, for the public file
  Guidelines for sealing documents
Motion to Seal
Order Sealing

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DECLARATION OF FAXED DOCUMENT


In the event a document must be filed that has been faxed to you, General Rule 17 requires a Declaration be attached to the fax.

Fax Declaration for Family and Juvenile Cases
Fax Declaration for Criminal and Civil Cases 



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EXHIBIT LIST

This form is utilized for trials in the Thurston county Superior Court. It is only available in MS Word format. If you will be filing an Exhibit List, use the following form. Please contact the Clerk's Office before trial to provide the Courtroom Clerk your Exhibit List on disk, or as an E-mail attachment.

If you save the document with a .dot instead of a .doc extension, when the document is opened, prompts will appear to fill in the blanks.  (For example, right click on the word Exhibit List below, select "Save As," change the file name from Exhibit List.doc to Exhibit List.dot, then Save.}   Open the document and prompts will appear. 

 

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EXPEDITE SLIPS

When filing pleadings within five court days prior to the hearing, to ensure your pleading makes it to the court file for the Judge's review prior to the hearing, you must attach an expedite form.  After printing the expedite slip form, please copy it onto the proper colored paper and submit it with your expedited filing.

Color of Original

-------FCase Type -------

ORANGE
EXPEDITE SLIP - Criminal Cases ONLY
RED
EXPEDITE SLIP - All other case types



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CASE COVER SHEET - Case Types 3, 4, 5 and 7


At the time the initial documents are filed in Family Law, Paternity and Dependency cases, the following Case Cover Sheet needs to be  filed. 

Case cover sheets for Case Types 2 and 6 are downloadable from the Administrative Office of the Courts.  

Case Cover Sheet - Case Types 3,4,5 and 7



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UNBUNDLED LEGAL SERVICES


The Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC Rule 1.2) makes it possible for attorneys to offer limited legal representation (unbundled legal services).  The Clerk's Office at Family and Juvenile Court maintains a binder containing attorneys offering these services along with the areas of practice and the fees each attorney charges.   

 

If you are an attorney and would like to add your name or your firm’s name to this list, please complete the form for Unbundled Legal Services and return it to the Manager at the Clerk’s Office Family and Juvenile Court Division as soon as possible.

Case Cover Sheet - Case Types 3,4,5 and 7




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ANSWER / RESPONSE Cover Sheet


Requires a $240 filing fee be paid before filing pursuant to RCW 36.18.020(2)(a).  (COLLECT FILING FEE) when a Counter Claim, Cross Claim, Third Party Compliant, or Counter Petition is filed in civil and domestic cases. When filing an Answer or Response, a Cover Sheet must be attached to indicate whether or not a Counter Claim, Cross Claim, Third Party Complaint or Counter Petition is included in the Answer or Response

Cover Sheet for ANSWER or RESPONSE

 

 








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WILL REPOSITORY COVER SHEET


When filing a Will or Codicil prior to the death of the party

Cover Sheet for ANSWER or RESPONSE

 

 






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DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS


Domestic Partnerships are registered through the Secretary of State by completing the form provided below, which also includes filing instructions.  Termination of Domestic Partnerships are handled by the courts in similar fashion to a divorce proceeding.  If termination is by death of one partner, then a termination may be filed with the Office of Secretary of State when accompanied by a death certificate. 

Information and frequently asked questions may be answered in the instructions or by visiting the Secretary of State's web site. 

Declaration of Domestic Partnership Registration

Domestic Partnership Statement of Changes (includes termination by death)

 

 











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LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP

Guardianship Letters: Select the appropriate form to use based on whether or not you will be granted full guardianship of the person and/or estate, or granted limited guardianship.

Color of Original

-------FCase Type -------

WHITE
Letters of Guardianship
WHITE
Letters of Limited Guardianship
WHITE
Letter of Co-Guardianship
WHITE
Letters of Limited Co-Guardianship



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LETTERS IN PROBATE CASES

Probate Forms: Select the appropriate Letters to be issued. Select Letters Testamentary for cases where Wills have been filed. Select Letters of Administration when the decedent left no Will. Select Letters of Administration with Will Annexed when the decedent left a Will, but the personal representatives are not able to serve as such.

Forms

-------FCase Type -------

  Letters of Administration (LTRAD)
Letters of Co-Administration (LTRAD)
Letters of Administration with WILL Annexed (LTRADW) - WILL attached
Letters of Administration with WILL Annexed de bonis non (RCW 11.28.280) (LTRADW)
Letters of Testamentary (LTRTS)
Letters of Co-Testamentary (LTRTS)



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