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updated 1/5/2022

Visitors to the Pierce County-City Building:
To reduce the number of people in the building, visitors are encouraged to call (253) 798-7487 or contact us through Live Chat for assistance.  Payments can also be made without coming into the courthouse. Click here to make a payment online. Court customer service counters are open for walk-up transactions if needed.  Please do not arrive for your hearing or appointment more than 30 minutes early.

Mask Requirement Update:
Pierce County District Court (PCDC) is asking the public to continue to wear masks at all District Court locations including the Tacoma Armory (where juror orientation may be held) and the Court Resource Center.  Free masks are available at the entrance security check if needed.

Social Distancing:
Social distancing (6 feet between individuals) should be observed inside the building, elevators, stairways, and courtrooms. General seating is limited inside the courtroom. If you are appearing for an in-person court hearing, please wait in line outside the courtroom until there is room for you inside. Once inside the courtroom, sit in designated seats only.

Virtual & In-Person Hearings:
Some court hearings are being held virtually while others are held in-person. The manner in which a hearing will be held (in-person, by phone, video/virtual, etc.) will be determined by the Court with full consideration of all recommended public health guidelines. Jury Trials are currently suspended until January 21st when the Court will re-assess the ability to resume in-person jury trials. If you have questions about your hearing, please contact us through LiveChat.

Probation appointments are being held through phone and/or video appointments.

Court Resource Center
The District Court Resource Center (CRC) is closed for walk-ins but can still be reached by phone. Service providers are also available by phone and can meet with clients virtually. Please contact the CRC for more information (253) 798-7631. What is the CRC?


**If you have an in-person hearing or appointment at the court and are you are feeling sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms (such as a fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, cough, fever or other respiratory problems) please contact customer service to reschedule.**



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