The Pierce County District Court Clerks Office in Room 239 is closed
Pierce County District Court remains open
All in-custody criminal proceedings will be heard by video
All other matters (civil and out-of-custody) will be rescheduled and you will receive notice in the mail

Court operations are substantially curtailed to help keep the public and our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit COVID-19 Impacts to Pierce County District Court to learn how these changes affect you and review General Order No. 2020-04 In Re: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN WASHINGTON STATE, effective March 17, 2020.  

If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever or other respiratory problem, please do not come to the Pierce County District Court courthouse.
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(253) 798-7487

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*Some fees, including filing fees, must be paid in person at the County-City Building, Room 239.
  1. Anti-Harassment/Stalking
  2. Animal Control
  3. Impound
  4. Case Types Not Being Heard

All Anti-Harassment hearings previously scheduled are going to be rescheduled – please make sure the court has your current address – you will receive a new notice and service packet in the mail once your case is rescheduled - all existing temporary Anti-Harassment orders will be extended to the next court date. If you need to file a petition for an Anti-Harassment order, please fill out the petition online.

  • All filing fees are waived until further notice.
  • Once you have submitted your petition, you MUST contact the court to confirm delivery via phone call or LiveChat. If you do not confirm delivery with the court, your petition will not be processed.
  • All requests for temporary Anti-Harassment orders will be reviewed in chambers. You will be notified of the court’s decision.
  • If pursuing a Stalking Protection Order, please use the online Anti-Harassment form and notate in your statement of facts you are requesting a stalking protection order.
  • The court will address the stalking facts at the scheduled hearing.

District Court

Court Administrator Misty Butler Robison

930 Tacoma Avenue South
Room 239
Tacoma, WA 98402

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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