DURING THIS CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY, ALL FAMILY LAW CASES, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & OTHER PROTECTION ORDER PETITIONS, EX PARTE MATTERS, AND CIVIL CASES SCHEDULED IN FRONT OF COMMISSIONERS CONTINUE TO BE HEARD, ALTHOUGH NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES AT THE COURTHOUSE.
*** Emergency procedures for Commissioner Hearings due to COVID-19 (as of July 13, 2020) ***
Commissioner Court Hearing Information Line During COVID 19 – please call (253) 798-3610
With certain exceptions, the Commissioners use ZOOM as a platform for remote hearings. When the use of ZOOM is not technologically feasible for a litigant, alternative technology shall be used, such as Court Call or courtroom telephone. If Court Call is being used, advance arrangements must be made (at least one week in advance of the hearing date/time). (
Any party that does not wish to submit agreed or unopposed orders by mail, may schedule the appropriate motion on the proper Judges’ or Commissioners’ calendar.
For all Orders to go to Court to Show Cause for unrepresented parties only, the orders may be submitted by mail or through the Commissioner Services Department at [email protected] or (253) 798-6890. The related motion, supporting documents, and the Note for Commissioner Calendar must be filed in advance of presentation of the Order. Attorneys are to process Orders to go to Court for Show Cause through Ex Parte mail via the Clerk.