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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 220,704,000
Net change from current biennium 12,578,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 6.0% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
14,999,000 12,796,000 General Fund - Federal 1,487,005 2,203,000 2,209,000
681,000 General Fund - Private/Local 76,899 681,000 681,000
135,317,000 General Fund - State 114,905,026 135,317,000 149,944,000
6,692,000 Judicial Stabilization Trust Acct - State 6,520,180 6,692,000 6,692,000
4,572,000 4,572,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 4,580,000
63,233,000 Judicial Information Systems Acct - State 47,481,494 63,233,000 61,178,000
225,494,000 17,368,000 Total Appropriated Funds 175,050,603 208,126,000 220,704,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
State Agency Parking Account - Nonappropriated 76,546
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 292,166
Total Non-Appropriated Funds 368,713

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 87,467,770 89,012,406 39,295,331 110,843,000 109,861,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
4,589,189 2.7% (46,819,413) (26.7%) 92,396,264 72.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 427.0 434.9 445.4 469.9 474.0