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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Superior Court

Under Washington state law (RCW 2.42 and 2.43), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Safe Streets Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the regulations implementing these federal laws, Thurston County Superior Court is required to provide language access services to all limited English proficiency (LEP) and deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind (D/HH/DB) individuals in criminal court proceedings and in some court-managed services and programs and to develop a written language access plan pursuant to RCW 2.43.090.

Interpreters can be requested to assist court users during court hearings, trials, and other court ordered services.

Language Access Plan

Requesting an Interpreter

Please request interpreters as soon as the hearing is set and no later than three business days before the scheduled hearing.

Use the Interpreter Request Form to request an interpreter.

For any interpreter requests, please provide: the court service being used, case number if applicable, language needed, and the date and time of service requested.

You need to request an interpreter for each court hearing or court ordered service as interpreters are not scheduled automatically.

If an interpreter has been requested, a party who cancels or continues a hearing must notify the interpreter coordinator of the change promptly after knowing the matter will not be heard.  Many interpreters travel to Thurston County from outside our geographical area and have strict 48-hour cancellation policies.

Contacting the Court Interpreter Coordinator

For any language access needs, the Court Interpreter Coordinator may be contacted at: 


Coordinador de Intérpretes de la Corte

Para cualquier necesidad de acceso lingüístico, el Coordinador de Intérpretes de la Corte puede ser contactado en: o llama al 360-596-5154. Para cualquier solicitud de intérprete, por favor proporcione: Para cuales servicios judiciales se utilizarán estos servicios de intérprete, el número de caso si es que tiene uno, el idioma necesario, y la fecha y hora de cuando necesita los servicios de intérprete.

Formulario de solicitud de interprete en espanol