When trying to procure Pierce County court dockets, people are often confused about the judicial agency that they need to approach. To understand who has the judicial records, you will need to have some background information on how court documents are gathered and stored. Let us start at the tribunals in the area.
Although they are not required to keep the court dockets for the entire judicial system, you can expect to find judicial records for the cases handled by the tribunal with the administrative office that serves it. Typically, this will be on location at the courthouse. However, to initiate an inquiry at the court level, you will need to know exactly where a specific case was heard.
The clerk of court’s office is the central storage house for all Pierce County court dockets. They keep court documents for criminal as well as civil cases and much more. In other words, if a case was ever fought in the area, this is the agency that will have information about it. There are three ways in which you can initiate a Pierce County case search:
- You could use the online portal of the judiciary at http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=2246.
- You can go to one of the tribunals; the district court can be contacted at 930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 601 Tacoma, WA 98402-2175. You can write to the Orting Municipal court at PO Box 489 401 Washington Ave S Orting, WA 98360-0489 while the superior court works out of 930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 110 Tacoma, WA 98402.
- The office of the county clerk will allow you to find court documents for Pierce County, WA by using the public service systems and they also entertain request for assisted case searches. Get in touch with at 930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 110 Tacoma, WA 98402.