District Court

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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.
Pierce County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction hearing the following cases:
  • Traffic and non-traffic infractions
  • Criminal and criminal-traffic misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors
  • Civil matters for damages for injury to individuals or personal property and contract disputes no greater than $100,000
  • Small claim matters for recovery of money not to exceed $5,000
  • Name changes
  • Anti-harassment protection orders
  • Stalking protection orders