Municipal Court



City of Puyallup 


City of Milton 



To view a list of today's scheduled proceedings, click here:

Puyallup lobby display

Milton lobby display


The court Clerk's office closes at 

4 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 

for a staff meeting.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Our Mission

To effectively and efficiently manage every aspect of the court’s business; committed to providing the community with fair, equitable, and accessible access to justice of timely resolution of alleged violations in a safe and secure environment; and to ensure the provision of mandated services in a way that maximizes the court’s ability to best perform its various functions while striving to minimize recidivism.


The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction that hears only cases involving:

  • Criminal misdemeanors
  • Gross misdemeanors (domestic violence offenses, assault, shoplifting, DUI, etc.)
  • Traffic infractions
  • Parking violations that occur within the City of Puyallup or City of Milton
  • Photo Infractions that occur within the City of Puyallup

You have the right to language access services or ADA accommodations at no cost to you. To request these services, please contact the court at (253) 841-5450 or via email.  Lap2

Other Courts 

Small claims cases, civil cases, name changes, anti-harassment orders, etc. are handled at Pierce County District Court

For cases involving felony criminal cases, divorce, child custody matters, bad credit, and probate are handled at Pierce County Superior Court.

Court proceedings are open to the public and accessible. Some hearings are being live-streamed via YouTube.  

Appearances (in-person -vs- remote):

Puyallup Municipal Court

The Puyallup Municipal Court is conducting most hearings in person.  Some hearings will continue to be via Zoom.  Notice will be mailed out noting if your hearing is via Web (Zoom) with instructions on how to access the hearing.  The following lists Zoom hearings:

  • Infraction Attorney - unless, in person appearance is required by the court
  • Other hearings as necessary, if set with prior approval of the Court

Milton Municipal Court

The Milton Municipal Court will be conducting most hearings in person beginning April 1, 2023Some hearings will continue to be via Zoom, if set with prior approval of the Court.  Notice will be mailed out noting if your hearing is via Web (Zoom) with instructions on how to access the hearing.

Please visit our Page for Remote Access Information


OCourt - Electronic Court Orders

The Puyallup Municipal Court uses a program called OCourts to create electronic court orders and schedule court hearings. The Court will provide a hard copy of a court order to the defendants. However, attorneys are required to sign up for OCourts

To create an OCourts account, please watch the demo by visiting this link, no password is necessary.  Email us if you have any issues.  To log into OCourts, please visit this link. 

If you already have an OCourts account you can change the court location under your "Profile" under the list of "City".

We have created a How-To Guide for attorneys using OCourts. Please download a copy.



To file with the Court, the documents should be in the following format:

  • PDF for documents
  • JPG for photos

sent via email to Courts@PuyallupWA.Gov