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Posted on: February 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Inclement Weather Policy

February 11, 2019


District Court functions at the County City Building and Hess Building (Probation/Court Resource Center) will be open during normal business hours on Tuesday, February 12th but some hearings may be delayed due to staffing resources. The Court realizes that driving/weather conditions may not allow everyone to make their scheduled hearing or appointment. If you are unable to make your scheduled court hearing or probation appointment, you may contact the Court, using the contact information listed below:

  • If you are currently in trial or scheduled for a hearing in front of a judge, contact the court:
  • For all matters involving probation:
  • New jurors are excused from coming in on Monday, February 12thJurors who have questions should call Jury Administration at (253)798-7782. 

EMPLOYEES ONLY:  District Court employees are to check the message on the district court employee information line for inclement weather updates. Employees are encouraged to report to work at their normal start time if it is safe to do so. A 2-hour grace period will be granted to those employees who cannot safely report to work at their regularly scheduled time. At this time, it is not expected there will be an early release, but weather conditions will be monitored throughout the day and release times may be adjusted if the weather necessitates it.

Pierce County District Court is the second largest District Court in the State of Washington and is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierce County. The Court is staffed with 8 Judges and 101 court and probation employees. There are two sites where court activities are held; the County-City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, and the Court Resource Center (probation) at 901 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma.  For more information, please visit our website at

Media Contact:
Michael Malone
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(253) 302-0701