Juvenile Court (Remann Hall)
SUPERIOR COURT PRESS RELEASE
NOVEMBER 15, 2020
COURT RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR’S 11-15-2020 PRESS CONFERENCE
Pierce County Superior Court will not modify court operations based on information provided by the Governor during his November 15, 2020 press conference. The court has instituted safety measures that meet or exceed recommendations from the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health. Those measures include mandated masking, enforced social distancing, increased ventilation and targeted cleanings of high touch surfaces throughout the day.
Superior Court would request that citizens of Pierce County follow the recommendations of the Governor in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you feel you cannot make it at your scheduled court time, whether you are an attorney, defendant, witness, litigant, etc., you must call the court, using the contact information listed below:
- If you are scheduled for a hearing in front of a judge, contact the judicial assistant for that department.
- If you have a hearing set before the Commissioners, please contact the Commissioner Services Department at (253)798-6697.
- For all other criminal matters, contact Criminal Administration at (253)798-2988.
- Remann Hall (Juvenile Court) will be open. For all matters at Remann Hall, please contact Juvenile Court Administration at (253)798-7900.
- Western State Hospital will be open. For all matters at Western State Hospital, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at (253)756-2951.
- Jurors assigned to a department should call the number provided by the judicial assistant.
- Jurors not assigned to a department should call Jury Administration at (253)798-7782.
About Pierce County Superior Court:
Pierce County Superior Court is the second largest superior court in the state of Washington and is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierce County. The court is staffed with 22 judges and nine commissioners. There are three sites where court is held; the County City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, Remann Hall Juvenile Court at 5501 6th Ave, Tacoma, and Western State Hospital at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.piercecountywa.gov/superiorcourt.
Chris Gaddis, Superior Court Administrator
The safety of our staff and the community we serve is very important to us. In compliance with the Center for Disease Control, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department, and Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington, we want to make you aware of a few changes you will notice when you visit Juvenile Court.
In partnership with our Facilities department, we have deep cleaned the facility and will be frequently wiping down touch points each day. We have installed additional hand sanitizer stations. To support social distancing, we removed seating in the court lobby. We have modified our court calendars to limit the number of people in the lobby at one time. We would like to thank you, in advance, for your help in keeping each other healthy.
The following requirements are necessary to maintain a safe environment:
Wear a face covering - All people entering the Juvenile Court are required to wear a mask, including staff, attorneys and visitors.
Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If not available, please use hand sanitizer.
If you are feeling sick please stay home. Contact your attorney or probation officer immediately and notify them of your condition so they may assist in rescheduling court.
The Pierce County Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction over those juveniles within Pierce County who violate the criminal laws of this state or who are in need of protection and/or advocacy as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The Juvenile Department provides probation, court, detention and adoption services.
Orientation to Juvenile Court
||Mon. - Fri.
||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Juvenile Court Clerk
||Mon. - Fri.
||8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Mon. - Fri.
||8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
||Mon. - Fri.
||6 p.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
||Sat., Sun., & Holidays
||9 a.m. - 10 a.m. or
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. or
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. or
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.