District Court

The mission of Pierce County District Court, as an independent and impartial branch of government, is to promote respect for law, society and individual rights; provide open, accessible and effective forums for dispute resolution; resolve legal matters in a just, efficient and timely manner and assure the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

PIERCE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT IS LIMITING ALL IN-PERSON MATTERS

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Pierce County District Court is operating at limited capacity but remains committed to providing essential services in a manner that is as safe and responsible as possible.

 

   
  1. Current Court Operations

The Customer Service Counters at District Court (Room 239) are currently closed for in-person matters, except by appointment only.  Please call (253) 798-7487 or contact us through Live Chat below for assistance.


The Court will implement the following measures to minimize the number of people who need to come to the County-City Building.  Beginning Nov. 30, 2020 and until at least Jan.11, 2021,

  • All court customer service counters will be closed for walk-up transactions, except by appointment only.
  • All criminal and civil jury trials will be suspended.
  • All traffic and other civil infractions will continue to be scheduled for virtual hearings. The Court will continue to accept Hearings by Mail. 
  • Hearings for permanent anti-harassment orders will continue to be heard virtually. 
  • The manner in which a hearing will be held (in person, telephonically, video/virtual, etc.) will be determined by the Court with full consideration of all recommended public health guidelines.
  • District Court Probation services are modified such that all in-person probation appointments will be conducted telephonically and/or through an audio/video platform.
  • The Court Resource Center (CRC) will be closed for walk-ins. Any of the CRC partners that continue to provide services at the CRC will be by appointment only.
  • It is anticipated that staff in the Clerk’s Office will be available by telephone, mail will be received, and Live Chat will remain available.

**If you have an in-person hearing or appointment at the courthouse and are you are feeling sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms (such as a cough, fever or other respiratory problems) please contact customer service to reschedule.

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District Court


Court Administrator Misty Butler Robison



Location
930 Tacoma Avenue South
Room 239
Tacoma, WA 98402

Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Ph: (253) 798-7487
Fx: (253) 798-6310
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