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District Court Judges
Top row (from left): Pat O'Malley, Franklin L. Dacca, Claire Sussman, and Kevin A. McCann. Bottom row (from left): James R. Heller, Judy Rae Jasprica , Margaret Vail Ross, and Karla E. Buttorff.

Our Mission
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.

Summary of Services
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 $75,000
  • Small claim matters for recovery of money not to exceed $5,000
  • Name changes
  • Antiharassment protection orders
  • Stalking protection orders


Myths and realities about Washington courts: New video challenges some misperceptions Watch the new video from Washington’s judicial branch which challenges some mistaken ideas about how courts work.

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Pierce County residents have received calls demanding a fine by claiming the resident missed jury duty.Pierce County doesn't call to demand a penalty for failure to appear for jury duty.Contact local law enforcement if you receive a call like this.

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County City Building
Room 239
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: (253) 798-7487

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Counter Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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