District Court has jurisdiction to hear civil cases if the amount in controversy does not exceed $100,000. The causes of action can arise from contractual obligations, damages for personal injuries, personal property, real property provided the issues do not involve title or possession, etc.
District Court does not have jurisdiction over actions which involve title to property, foreclosure of mortgage, enforcement of a lien on real property, false imprisonment, libel slander, malicious prosecution, a person in his/her capacity as executor or administrator of an estate. Forms are not available. The civil filing fee is $83.00, which is non-refundable.
Additional information on civil pleadings and process may be found in Washington Court Rules CRLJ.
- Civil Case Cover Sheet (PDF)