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*Court closure announcement for Wednesday, October 18th, 2023*


Tacoma Municipal Court will temporarily close our customer service counters and phone line at 3:00 P.M. in preparation for our new case management system updates. 


Regular operating hours will resume October 19th, 2023.



 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

Virtual Hearing options for the Tacoma Municipal Court

  • Infractions, photo and parking citation

  • Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 PM, must have judicial approval for this calendar. 

If you have court and need the meeting id and passcode, please contact your attorney. You may also call the Court (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.  


Tacoma Municipal Court requests that visitors follow the recommendations of the Washington State Department of Health, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department and the Governor in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To protect staff and all court participants, please do not come to the courthouse if you are sick. 




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

County City Building
Room 841
930 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA     


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Clerk's Office
(253) 591-5357

Counter Service 

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.


Telephone Service
Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - NOON

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM