Snohomish County

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Snohomish County is named for the Snohomish Native American tribe, referred to as the “lowland people”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Skagit County 

E – Chelan County

S – King County

W – Kitsap County and Island County


Created:  January 14, 1861                    Map of Washington highlighting Snohomish County

County Seat: 

Mukilteo       1861

Snohomish   1861 – 1897

Everett         1861 – present


Old County Courthouse – Everett  


Location:  3000 Rockerfeller Avenue / Wall Street

Built:  1910

Style:  Spanish Mission

Architect:  August F Heide of Siebrand & Heide

Contractor:  Olson & Mellen


Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story stucco, concrete and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped the city center and retains three arches from the previous courthouse that burned. On the west center rises a high clock tower. There are arched windows along the second story. The building has a red colored tile roof. In 1953, a wing was added on the north side and the south side.


Note:  On February 1, 1898, a three story brick and stone Chateauesque style courthouse was completed. In 1908, a two story brick annex was constructed on the north end of the courthouse. Sparks from a fire which originated in a carriage and wheel factory directly across from the site on Wetmore Avenue spread to the courthouse roof on August 2, 1909, and in the ensuing destruction the annex was all that could be saved. County government functioned in the annex until a new building was erected upon the foundations of the old courthouse. August F Heide of Siebrand & Heide who had designed the old courthouse was hired as architect for the building of the present courthouse.


County Courthouse – Everett  




Location: 3000 Rockerfeller Avenue / Wall Street

Built:  1965 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harmon-Pray-Detrich

Contractor:  John H Sellen Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a five story concrete and glass rectangular structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center and has a portico on the north entrance. The building is located on the north side of the old courthouse and is connected by a one story structure.


Note:  A five story addition is under construction from 2018 to 2020 on the northeast side. The courthouse is being refurbished . The architect is Heery International of Atlanta and Hoffman Construction Company of Seattle.


District Courthouses


Cascade District – Arlington

Evergreen District – Monroe

South District – Lynnwood




Old County Courthouse – Everett




























County Courthouse













Photos taken 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2016