Tribal Courts

Contact Info

1451 East 31st St.
Tacoma, WA 98404

Phone: (253) 680-5585
Alt. Phone: (253) 680-5587
Fax: (253) 680-5599

Jury Trial Hotline: (253) 382-6039
Inclement Weather Hotline:
(253) 680-5700

Puyallup Tribal Judicial System

Puyallup Tribal law established and defined the authority of the judiciary as a separate, co-equal branch of government. It consists of three separate courts – the Puyallup Tribal Court, the Puyallup Tribal Children’s Court, and the Puyallup Tribal Court of Appeals. All three courts operate within a shared court facility. The Puyallup Tribal Court is a Court of general jurisdiction.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open to the public
  • Available via phone and email for general questions
  • Available for filing/paperwork purposes via walk-ins e-mail for filings and appointments to pick up filing templates, pay fines, or file documents.
  • Closed on holidays and may also be closed for inclement weather and other administrative purposes as needed. Please See Calendar for more information on closures.

Filing a Written Motion

Download the Civil Motions Packet
  • The Court is accepting documents with certificates of service via postal mail as usual, walk-in drop-off, drop-off appointment, or email to
  • Please be advised that any legal questions must be filed via Motion with accompanying certificate of service (if applicable).
  • Court staff cannot provide any legal advice.