All Criminal Court hearings and Jury Trials are conducted in person unless a virtual ZOOM hearing has previously been authorized by Judge Allen.
Civil Infraction hearings will remain on ZOOM until further notice.
Please call the court if you are unsure if your hearing will be held remotely via ZOOM or in person.
“It is our goal to meet the needs of the public through accessibility, accountability, and quality customer service while protecting the rights of the accused, victims, and the citizens of Gig Harbor.”
Judge Allen was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council (RCW 3.50.040) in December of 2021. The Gig Harbor Municipal Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, infractions, and parking violations that occur within the city limits arising under state statutes and city ordinances. The Municipal Court offers a number of services for defendants under court order to comply with conditions of probation, as well as, services and resources for victims. Victims of domestic violence may obtain Temporary Protection Orders using the kiosk provided by Pierce County Superior Court.
As the Court Administrator, Stacy Colberg ensures that the Gig Harbor Municipal Court improves upon the daily operation of the court by utilizing all court resources with a well-trained staff of court employees.