Court Services

PGST Community Court

PGST Criminal Court Hearing - this link will connect you to the Virtual Hearing

ICW Court Hearings - this link will connect you to the Virtual Hearing

Civil Court Hearings - this link will connect you to the Virtual Hearing

Natural Resources Court Hearings - this link will connect you to the Virtual Hearing

Child Support Hearings - this link will connect you to the Virtual Hearing

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are entering the hearing as a support person for someone, please remember to MUTE yourself.  As an observer you will NOT be able to participate in the hearing and you will NOT be able to interact with the Judge or Court.  You will be muted and/or removed if you do not comply with the Court's protocols. 

To join telephonically please contact the Court Clerk's office for access information.

The Civil Clerk can be reached at (360) 297-9682 and Criminal Clerk at (360) 297-9681

Court Fax number (360) 297-6306

Please be sure to contact the court for your hearing time or review your Notice of Hearing for the time you are scheduled for.

Court Hearings are scheduled on the following dates:
Criminal (First and Third Wednesday of each month)
Civil: Family Court, Juvenile, Traffic, Custody Cases,  (First and Third Tuesday of each month)
ICW (First Tuesday of each month)
Child Support (Third Tuesday of each month)
Natural Resources (Third Tuesday of each month)
 

Updates from the Court Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
The PGST Community Court is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our Constitutional duties. The Court is open and we are operating hearings both in person and on a virtual platform. Please contact the clerk's office to see what platform your hearing will be conducted on. 

Court Filings: If you want to file a petition or court document, please file it through our current electronic filing email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can drop off the documents at the Court Clerk's office on Tribal Campus.  There is a drop box outside of the court clerk's office.  You can also mail documents but there may be a delay in processing. 

COURT SERVICES PROGRAMMING

  • Criminal Court and Civil Court dockets
  • Notary Services
  • Tribal Guardian ad Litem and Tribal Advocacy Program for children
  • Reentry Services for those individuals who are criminal justice impacted or formerly incarcerated
  • The Welcome Home Project for those individuals incarcerated in the Kitsap County Jail
  • Crime Victim Assistance to victims of crime
  • Coordination of Community Service
  • Processing of Traffic Fines and Restitution Owed
  • Mediation and limited civil legal assistance
  • Probation and pretrial services 

     The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe operates a Tribal Court with jurisdiction over criminal, civil and juvenile matters.  Appeals are heard by a three-judge Court of Appeals.

     The Tribe’s primary governing document is its Constitution, which was adopted in 1939 and has been subsequently amended. An extensive code of laws with more than 20 chapters regulates fishing, hunting, gaming, traffic, domestic relations, and public health; protects children and vulnerable adults; sets forth the criminal laws of the Tribe, court and appellate procedures; and covers a growing list of other subject matters.

     Copies of the Tribe’s Law & Order Code are available here on the PGST website. Copies of pages or sections can be obtained from the court or from the Tribal attorney’s office.

    You can make application to the Tribe's Reentry Program by downloading the application in the "Documents for Download" section below:

Court Forms for Download:
Motion for Order (blank)
Order (blank)
Protection for Order of Protection: Domestic Violence
Temporary Protection Order and Notice of Hearing: Domestic Violence

Petition for Divorce

Change of Address/Contact Information

Court Services Applications:

Client Application PGST Re-Entry Program

Application to Practice in Tribal Court & Spokesperson's Oath

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