About Puyallup Court
The Court has exclusive original jurisdiction over all criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, traffic infractions and parking violations arising under state statutes and city ordinances. The Presiding Judge is elected to a four-year term of office.
The Judge is the principal officer of the Court and has the authority to render findings and lawful judgments in all cases.
The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which hears cases involving violations, including, but not limited to: criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges (domestic violence offenses, assault, theft, drug offenses, etc.); criminal traffic, traffic infractions and parking violations that occur in the City of Puyallup.
The Municipal Court does not file small claims or civil cases, protection or restraining orders (contact Pierce County District Court – Phone #253-798-7474) or cases involving divorce or child custody matters (contact Pierce County Superior Court – Phone #253-798-3654).