San Juan County District Court is adopting a 32-hour work week for hourly employees effective September 25, 2023. The District Court Offices will hold regular hours of operation and remain open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. The department's output will remain consistent with existing service levels and productivity will remain the same across the organization.
To learn more about the County's 32-hour work week initiative, visit our Engage San Juan County website.
New District Court Schedule - Effective January 1, 2024
District court has adopted a new court hearing schedule effective January 1, 2024.
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Presiding Judge Carolyn M. Jewett
The following quote hangs in the courtroom: “The ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice … contributes more than any other circumstance, to the impressing upon the minds of the people, affection, esteem, and reverence towards government.” Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 17 (1787). It daily reminds us of our mission to serve the public by providing an accessible forum for the fair, efficient, and understandable resolution of civil and criminal cases while maintaining an atmosphere of respect for the dignity of all individuals.
What We Do
District Court has jurisdiction over the following types of cases:
- Criminal Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors,
- Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions,
- Parking Infractions,
- Civil Suits up to $100,000,
- Small Claim Suits up to $5,000 for a business or other legal entity, or $10,000 for claims filed by a "natural person".
- Civil Protection Orders,
- Name Change Petitions
ADA Request for Accommodation
If you wish to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please review the Instructions and Information for Requests for Accommodation, and then complete the Request for Accommodation form.
This is the form if you wish to have a Sealed Medical and Health Information Cover Sheet.
Remote Appearance Instructions
Please contact the court at 360-378-4017 or email@example.com for remote appearance instructions for protection order hearings. For all other hearings, please use the link or call-in information below.
Daily Microsoft Teams Meeting Information
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Join with a video conferencing device
Video Conference ID: 114 684 230 2
Or call in (audio only)
+1 360-726-3293,,260008172# United States, Seattle
Phone Conference ID: 260 008 172#