The purpose of the Tribal Court is to professionally, effectively and fairly administer justice to the Port Gamble S'Klallam community, to ensure access to justice and ensure due process. File, prepare and process new filings and court orders; Record all court proceedings; Maintain Juty Pool; Track fine and restitution payments.
Notary services are also provided to staff and the community.
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 website. Copies of pages or sections can be obtained from the court or from the Tribal attorney’s office.