Mandatory Arbitration

Washington was a frontier state in the enactment of legislation in 1979 requiring mandatory arbitration (MAR) of a civil action having an amount in controversy of no more than $15,000 upon demand of either party under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 7.06. Since 1979, the MAR limit has been increased several times but, for the past several years, the MAR maximum has remained at $50,000. On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law revised RCW 7.06, increasing the MAR maximum to $100,000 and raising the fee for requesting a trial de novo from $250 to $450 effective September 1, 2018


LOCAL MANDATORY ARBITRATION RULES
CURRENT PANEL OF ARBITRATORS

MANDATORY ARBITRATION FORMS FOR LITIGANTS
Note for Trial and Initial Statement of Arbitration
Stipulation to Arbitrator
Available Hearing Dates

MANDATORY ARBITRATION FORMS FOR ARBITRATORS
Notice of Arbitration Hearing Date
Order of Continuance of Arbitration hearing date
Arbitration Settlement and Removal from Arbitration Calendar
Arbitration Award
Arbitrator’s Request for Compensation

For questions regarding arbitration please call the
Court Administrator at 360-249-5311

Mailing Address
Court Administrator
Grays Harbor County Superior Court
102 W. Broadway, Room 305
Montesano, WA 98563