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Virtual Hearings for the Tacoma Municipal Court

The Tacoma Municipal Court will be hosting virtual hearings via Zoom. Here are the upcoming hearings. To listen in, login by visiting https://zoom.us/join, click 'Join Meeting' then enter the Meeting ID and Password. You can also call in using the phone number below.

 

Zoom Hearings - Week of May 26 - 29, 2020

 

Judge Ladenburg

Room 235

Judge Henke

Room 234

Judge Christopher

Room 134

Commissioner Ball

Room 235

Commissioner's

Room 233

May 29, 2020

1:30 PM

Meeting ID:

966 2796 7252 

Password: 462328

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

May 26, 2020

1:30 PM

Meeting ID:

871 9884 9678

Password: 931288

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

May 26, 2020

9:00 AM

Meeting ID:

946 8517 3333

Password: 655496

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

May 29, 2020

3:00 PM

Meeting ID:

936 3110 4186

Password: 344424

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

May 28, 2020

9:00 AM

Meeting ID:

985 3039 1591

Password: 757611

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

 

May 26, 2020

3:00 PM

Meeting ID:

835 7548 4649

Password: 977339

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

May 27, 2020

1:30 PM

Meeting ID:

971 6845 3670 

Password: 417040

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

 

May 28, 2020

10:30 AM

Meeting ID: 

944 6077 8309

Password: 877987

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

 

May 27, 2020

9:00 AM

Meeting ID:

876 1535 6265

Password: 735384

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

May 27, 2020

3:00 PM

Meeting ID:

998 9046 6659

Password: 507944

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

   
 

May 27, 2020

10:30 AM

Meeting ID:

865 7175 6605

Password: 833709

Phone: 253-215-8782

     
 

May 28, 2020 

9:00 AM

Meeting ID: 

882 9537 6932

Password: 682795

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

     
 

May 28, 2020

1:30 PM 

Meeting ID: 

858 1468 8283

Password: 112687

     
 

May 28, 2020

3:00 PM

Meeting ID: 

899 0751 5913

Password: 569342

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

     


 

COVID-19 Update and Response-May 4, 2020

Through May 31, 2020, all in person hearings at the Tacoma Municipal Court will be continued and rescheduled to a date after May 4, 2020 except those hearings that can be conducted by telephone, video or other means that does not require in-person attendance. Tacoma Municipal Court’s front counter will continue to be temporarily closed to the public. Phone hours are from 8:30 AM to noon, Monday – Friday, at (253) 591-5357. They can also be reached by fax at (253) 591-5301 or by email at MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org. Email will be checked daily from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

COVID-19 Update and Response-April 16, 2020 

Through May 4, 2020, all in court hearings at the Tacoma Municipal Court will be suspended and rescheduled to a later date. Tacoma Municipal Court’s front counter will continue to be temporarily closed to the public and phone hours are from 8:30 AM to noon, Monday – Friday, at (253) 591-5357. They can also be reached by fax at (253) 591-5301 or by email at MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org. Email will be checked daily from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

COVID-19 Update and Response-March 25, 2020 

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic and in accordance with Governor Jay Inslee’s 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' Order, our front counter is temporarily closed. Our phone hours starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020 will be 8:30 AM to noon.  Our fax number is (253) 591-5301 and our email is MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org. Email will be checked daily from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

Thank you for your understanding during this time.  

 

COVID-19 Update and Response-March 17, 2020

The Tacoma Municipal Court facilities at the County-City Building will remain open but there are modifications to operations which should increase the safety of court participants and staff.

 

The court will implement the following measures to minimize the number of people who need to come to the County-City Building. Beginning March 18, 2020 and until further notice: 

  • The Court will hear in-custody arraignments by video conferencing
  • All in-person criminal proceedings will be continued to a later date
  • All in-person traffic and other civil infraction hearings will be continued to a later date
  • The Court reserves the right to schedule any criminal matters in cases involving threats to public safety.
  • It is anticipated that staff in the Clerk’s Office will be available by telephone and email and mail will be received.
  • The front counters will continue to be temporarily  closed to public

Tacoma Municipal Court is taking steps to keep the public and our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever or other respiratory problems, please do not come to the Tacoma Municipal Court. Anyone deemed by the Court or by court staff to exhibit illness symptoms may be asked to leave. The court may be accessed by phone at (253) 591-5357 or via email at MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org.


Any changes to court hours or proceedings will be provided in future press releases. For the latest information on court operations visit: https://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/municipal_court.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Tacoma Municipal Court, as an independent and impartial branch of  city 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.
 

Summary of Services
Tacoma Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction hearing the following cases:

  • Traffic and non-traffic infractions
  • Criminal and criminal-traffic misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors

 

Tacoma Municipal Court Seal
Link to TacomaFIRST 311 from the City of Tacoma

County City Building
Room 841
930 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2181
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Clerk's Office
(253) 591-5357

Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM

Counter Service
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Telephone Service
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 12 PM
1 PM - 4 PM