The Prosecution Division of the City Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of criminal misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and code enforcement violations filed in Puyallup Municipal Court. The Prosecution Division does not handle felony matters – all felonies investigated by Puyallup Police Department are referred to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Prosecution Division represents the City as a whole and does not represent individuals. The attorneys and staff employed by the office are strictly prohibited from providing legal advice to private individuals in any criminal or infraction matter. Please do not contact the City Attorney's Office for legal advice.
For questions about a case, please email us at email@example.com. Please include case number and defendant last name on all communications. Your questions will be routed to the appropriate Prosecutor or Victim Advocate.
If you are a defendant/respondent in a criminal or infraction case, please contact your attorney directly with any questions. If you are a defendant in a criminal case and cannot afford an attorney, you may apply for a public defender through the Puyallup Municipal Court.
All discovery requests must be made in writing and are accepted via hand delivery, U.S. Mail, and/or facsimile. Attorney discovery requests may be sent via email to eDiscovery@puyallupwa.gov if your office has a reciprocal agreement on file.
- For infraction discovery requests, please fill out and print the following form and either hand deliver, fax or mail it to the City Attorney's Office.
Infraction Discovery Request Form
- If you are an unrepresented defendant/respondent and wish to obtain discovery, please fill out and print the following form and either hand deliver, fax or mail it to the City Attorney's Office.
Pro Se Discovery Request Form
Can I receive legal advice from the City Attorney’s Office?
No. The attorneys in the City Attorney’s Office serve as attorneys for City government and City officials, rather than individual citizens. Individuals must retain their own attorneys for legal advice and representation.
Where can I get legal advice if I cannot afford an attorney?
The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association has a Lawyer Referral Service at (253) 383-3432. If you are a defendant in a criminal case in Puyallup Municipal Court, you may apply for a public defender by downloading THIS FORM, printing it out, and turning it into the Puyallup Municipal Court Clerk’s Office on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. You will also need to bring copies of supporting documentation.
Should I contact the Prosecution Division if I am a defendant being charged in a case?
If you have questions regarding your court date or basic questions regarding your case, you may use the resources on this page or contact the Puyallup Municipal Court at 253-841-5450 or via live chat on their website. To safeguard your constitutional rights, you should not contact the Prosecution Division to discuss the facts of your case. It is best to work through your attorney.
How do I know if my case will be filed in Municipal Court or Superior Court?
Felonies are filed in Pierce County Superior Court. Please contact Pierce County Superior Court at (253) 798-7455 for more information. The Pierce County Superior Court is located at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 110, Tacoma, WA 98402. Misdemeanors occurring within Puyallup City limits are filed in Puyallup Municipal Court.
Who should I call to find out about my traffic infraction?
You can find information regarding traffic infractions or respond to a traffic ticket online at the Puyallup Municipal Court’s website HERE.
Who should I call to find out what will happen as a result of my arrest?
If you were handed a criminal citation by a police officer, then that is the charging document and you can find your scheduled court date on it. If your citation does not have a court date, you will likely receive a court summons in the mail to the address on the face of your citation. If your address is incorrect on your citation, please contact the court at 253-841-5450 or in person at 929 E. Main, Puyallup, WA 98371.
If your case was referred for a charging decision, the Prosecution Division can provide information once the police report has been received and reviewed, at (253) 841-5598 or in person at the 4th floor counter, 333 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371.
How can I find out what happened at a court hearing?
You can watch most court hearings online. Streaming of the hearings can be located on the Court’s website at: https://www.cityofpuyallup.org/1948/Live-Courtroom. Recordings of hearings may also be available: https://www.cityofpuyallup.org/1989/Recordings.
How can I find out about upcoming court dates?
Puyallup Municipal Court offers text reminders: information can be found on the court’s website. Court schedules can also be found at: Washington Courts Domestic Violence
Who can I contact about domestic violence issues?
If you need emergency help, please call 911. The City of Puyallup’s Victim Advocate can be reached at 253-435-6354. Additional resources for victims of domestic violence are available HERE.
Who should I call to find out about available victim services?
Please contact the Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate at 253-435-6354. Additional resources for victims of domestic violence are available HERE.
Where can I obtain information about Protection and No Contact Orders?
The following agencies can provide information about protection and no contact orders:
• Pierce County Superior Court at (253) 798-7455, or in person at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 110, Tacoma, WA 98402.
• The Crystal Judson Family Justice Center at (253) 798-4166, by fax at (253) 798- 4320, or in person at 718 Court E, Tacoma, WA 98402.
Puyallup Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction that hears only misdemeanor-level criminal offenses, traffic infractions, parking violations, and photo infractions that occur within the Puyallup City limits. Please visit the Municipal Court page for the following services:
For information about other services provided through the Court, please visit the Municipal Court page here.