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Admin Office of the Courts

RCW 2.56

The Administrative Office of the Courts, operating under the direction of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, studies the operations of the court system, makes recommendations for improvement, and is responsible to the Supreme Court for the execution of administrative policies and rules as applicable to the Washington judicial system. This court system includes the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, superior courts and courts of limited jurisdiction.

Agency Mission

The Administrative Office of the Courts' mission is to advance the efficient and effective operation of the Washington state judicial system so that courts in turn can achieve their mission of providing an independent, accessible, and responsible forum for the just resolution of disputes.
Request 203,204,000
Net change from current biennium 14,285,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 7.6% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
2,174,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 1,337,155 2,174,000 2,185,000
676,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 113,100 676,000 681,000
113,709,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 112,863,307 113,709,000 133,079,000
6,691,000 Judicial Stabilization Trust Acct - State 6,620,000 6,691,000 6,692,000
4,580,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 4,580,000 4,572,000
61,089,000 Judicial Information Systems Acct - State 49,566,877 61,089,000 55,995,000
188,919,000 Total Appropriated Funds 170,500,440 188,919,000 203,204,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
State Agency Parking Account - Nonappropriated 37,521
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 360,049
Total Non-Appropriated Funds 397,570

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 88,400,834 87,659,379 31,701,670 95,242,000 107,962,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
12,256,834 7.7% (51,176,911) (30.0%) 83,842,950 70.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 437.2 441.9 428.1 455.6 468.3