Kittitas County, WA – 04/17/2020 – Washington State Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-49 on April 14, 2020 regarding Garnishments and Accrual of Interest.  This proclamation temporarily prohibits garnishments of wages and other income to collect judgments for consumer debt throughout Washington State until 11:50 PM on May 14, 2020.

Accordingly, the Kittitas County Clerk’s Office will not be issuing writs of garnishment for any consumer debt-based judgment.  Any applications for consumer debt-based writs of garnishment presented to the clerk for filing will not be accepted and will be returned to the filing party.  In addition, any application for writ of garnishment which is not clearly indicated to be other than consumer debt-related will be returned to the filing party for clarification.

In keeping with the Governor’s proclamation, this process will be in place until May 15, 2020 unless modified by further proclamation.

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The county clerk is one of several independent, elected officials provided by the Washington State Constitution (Article IV, Sec.  26), with specific and special duties assigned by statute, as well as local and state court rules.  The position of the county clerk is best characterized as the record keeping and financial officer of the Superior Court.