Municipal Court

The Mount Vernon Municipal Court has been closed to the public due to the COVID 19 outbreak since March 18, 2020.


As part of a gradual re-opening, some court hearings are being held at the Skagit County Community Justice Center Courtroom.  Most hearings are being set out to July 2020 and after.  Please contact your attorney or the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office to find out whether your hearing will be continued or held at the Justice Center. 

Court business continues to be handled over the phone and by e-mail.  Documents and other correspondence may be filed by e-mail or by using the drop box located just outside the Police and Court Campus. 

For assistance, please contact us by phone, fax or e-mail. 


Phone:  360-336-6205

Fax: 360-336-6254

E-mail: mvcourts@mountvernonwa.gov


For details, please see the administrative court order.  This order will be updated as conditions change.

Court Responsibilities

The Municipal Court is responsible for processing citations issued in violation of city ordinances and some state statutes by the Mount Vernon Police Department. The court sets cases for arraignment, hearing, trial, or probation revocation.


Trial by Mail for Infractions

If you have been charged with an infraction and wish to have a hearing please send your request by mail and make sure you mark the correct box, mitigation hearing or contested hearing. A notice will be mailed to you with a court date. To limit the amount of people coming to court there is a trial by mail form you may fill out and send in with your request. The judge will make a ruling and it will be mailed back to you. Please make sure the court has your correct address.

Trial by Mail


Request to Rescind no Contact Order

Process for requesting to rescind a NCO,Modify-or-Rescind-NCO-Instructions---English  and Spanish Instructions and the NCO Request Form.


Informational Brochures

The Municipal Court has informational brochures available to the public on various topics: Explaining the procedures for a Traffic Infraction or Criminal case, Juror Information, and helpful hints to "get you through the process". Please stop by the court to obtain your copy at:

1805 Continental Pl.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273


Visiting Court

We invite citizens to visit the court in session on any Tuesday. Cases are heard from 8:30 am until around 12:00 pm and then again at 3:00 pm until about 4:30 pm.

We welcome school classes and educators and am available to address the classes and answer questions, if you wish. We would like to request that the teacher or parent chaperone call the court to inform us of your visit and we will lay out the red carpet.


 The Mission Of The Municipal Court

  • Effectively and expeditiously perform case management
  • Record and maintain all statistical and financial data for state reporting
  • Remain the storehouse of information for criminal history and data dissemination
  • Dispense justice while monitoring efficiency and cost to the public...
  • Provide complete customer service to all

Interpreter Request Forms