Request for Accommodations
If you have a disability and you believe you may need an accommodation to fully and equally participate in a particular court proceeding or activity, you may request a reasonable accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form (DOC) and return it to the Court Administrator. If you need assistance completing this form, contact the Court at 509-884-3536 and notify the clerk you need assistance with this form.
Reasons Requested Would Not Be Granted
Accommodation requests are granted to any qualified person with a disability for whom such accommodation is reasonable and necessary under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), other similar local, state, and federal laws, and Washington State General Rule (GR) 33. A request will be granted unless:
- It is impossible for the court to provide the requested accommodation on the date of the proceeding, and the proceeding cannot be continued without prejudice to a party to the proceeding.
- It is impractical for the court to provide the requested accommodation on the date of the proceeding, and the proceeding cannot be continued without prejudice to a party to the proceeding.
Additional Information Required
You may be required to provide additional information for the court to properly evaluate your reasonable accommodation request. Medical and other health information submitted under form WPF All Cases 01.0300, Sealed Medical and Health Information (Cover Sheet) shall be sealed automatically. If medical and other health information is not submitted under form WPF All Cases 01.0300, Sealed Medical and Health Information (Cover Sheet), the submitter may ask the court to seal the documents later.
Generally, five-day advance notice is required to review reasonable accommodation requests. However, a response to an immediate need for accommodation will be considered to the fullest extent possible.