Court Services

During the Covid-19 pandemic, operations at the Tribal Court are on a emergent basis. While we will continue to process all filings only emergency cases will be heard by the court.  You can access some of the court's forms on this page.  They can be downloaded and filed with the court by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Documents can also be mailed but there may be a delay in processing. 

Court Services is providing limited services on an as needed basis.

Services offered:

  • Criminal Court and Healing to Wellness Court (First and Third Wednesday of each month)
  • Family Court, Civil, Juvenile, Traffic, Custody Cases, and ICW (First and Third Tuesday of each month)
  • Notary Services
  • Assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and victims of crime
  • Coordination of Community Service
  • Processing of Traffic Fines
  • Juvenile sentencing strategies
  • Assist family/juveniles with Court ordered services
  • Provide Court statistical information
  • Support for children of abuse and their families

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.

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

 

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