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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gig Harbor Municipal Court Status: COVID-19 Pandemic Closing

GIG HARBOR, WA (March 17, 2020) - Gig Harbor Municipal Court met with city officials on Monday, March 16, 2020 to discuss the court’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning March 16, 2020, modifications to court operations are as follows:

  • Jury trials are suspended through April 2020.
  • If you are scheduled to appear for a criminal proceeding between March 16 and April 3, your hearing will be continued 60 days, with some exceptions.  A summons will be sent to the address on file.  Failure to appear will result in a bench warrant for your arrest.
  • In-custody cases and other emergency matters will be heard weekly as scheduled.
  • Jurors summoned between March 16 and April 30 are excused from service.
  • Contested civil infractions are continued to the month of May or thereafter.  You will receive notification of the new date in the mail. 
  • Mitigated civil infractions will be converted to hearings-by-mail only.
  • Court staff will be available via telephone (253) 851-7808 or via email
    during normal business hours.

The Municipal Court will monitor the situation and re-evaluate court operations on April 3, 2020.  The city website will be updated as new information becomes available.

For additional information contact Stacy Colberg, Court Administrator (253) 853-7619.


Press Contact: Laura Pettitt Roe

Tourism and Communications Director

City of Gig Harbor

t: (253) 853-3554 | e:

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