Commissioner Ex Parte Department

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Ex Parte matters are heard on Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the County City Building, Courtroom 129. The Ex Parte Department, including Ex Parte Mail, handles agreed orders, defaults, other uncontested orders, and, emergency motions. Local rules require that certain orders be submitted electronically. For further details please read the Ex Parte Policy. Ex Parte Policy

Scheduling Hearings in the Ex Parte Department

Any person requesting a hearing in the Ex Parte Division shall contact Commissioner Services in advance by either telephone (253.798.6697) or email ([email protected]) to arrange the date and time of hearing, or to request waiver of notice to any other party.

Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Orders will not be heard after 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m., except under extraordinary or emergent circumstances.