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Virtual Hearings for the Tacoma Municipal Court


The Tacoma Municipal Court is currently hosting our hearings virtually via Zoom. If you have court and need the meeting id and passcode, please contact your attorney. You may also call the Court at (253) 591-5357 or email MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org. If you are an observer, please visit our Virtual Hearings web page and click watch to observe hearings live when court is in session.  


COVID-19 Update and Response-January 19, 2021


All criminal jury trials are suspended until at least March 15, 2021, pending further order of the Court. All in-person hearings will be continued and rescheduled to a date after March 15, 2021, except those hearings that can be continued by telephone, video or other means that does not require in-person attendance. The front counter continues to be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Staff in the Clerk's office are available at (253) 591-5357 or via email MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org, from 8:30 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Court correspondence will be accepted via email or by mail at Tacoma Municipal Court, 930 Tacoma Ave S. Room #841, Tacoma, WA 98402. 


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

Counter Service
Front Counters are temporarily closed to the public.


Telephone Service
Monday - Friday

8:30 AM -  4 PM