Find My Court Date

Current Court dates can be found on the Washington Courts website. In-custody arraignments are normally held on: Bonney Lake  Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Sumner Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Please contact the court for more information. 

Local Court Rules

Bonney Lake Municipal Court Local Court Rules: Coming Soon 
Sumner Municipal Court Rules Local Court Rules: Coming Soon

Information to Modify or Rescind a Domestic Violence No-Contact Order

If you are protected by a Bonney Lake Municipal Court or a Sumner Municipal Court No-Contact Order and would like to request a modification, you may file a Motion to Modify / Rescind No-Contact Order form.  

Restraining/Protection Orders - Domestic Violence Kiosk

The City of Bonney Lake Municipal Court is home to a kiosk which allows a victim of Domestic Violence to file for a temporary two-week protection order without having to go to Tacoma to file. To learn more about the process, please contact the Pierce County Superior Court.

Anti-Harassment or Stalking Protection Orders

Pierce County District Court has services to file anti-harassment and stalking protection orders.  Please visit the anti-harassment or stalking protection website or call them at 253-798-7487.

Small Claims

This service is provided by the Pierce County District Court in Tacoma, Washington. For more information please visit the District Court website (see Services > File a Small Claims Case) or call 253-798-7487. A small claim is a case filed only for the recovery of money owed to you and must be filed in person at the Court's Operations Division in Tacoma. The Bonney Lake Municipal Court does not handle Small Claims cases.

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are provided by the Pierce County Auditor's Office.  Please visit their marriage license web page for additional details or fill out the marriage license application online.

Legal Services

The following is a list of free and low-cost legal services in Pierce County and Washington State. For more information on any of these services, please contact the organization directly.

Bonney Lake Municipal Court Local Court Rules: Coming Soon

Coming Soon 

Sumner Municipal Court Local Court Rules: Coming Soon

Coming Soon

TeamChild

Provides civil legal services & community education to help youth in trouble. 

Web:www.teamchild.org
Location: TeamChild,
715 Tacoma Ave. S, 
Tacoma, WA


YWCA Legal Services

Provides civil legal advocacy, referral, and representation to victims of domestic violence in Pierce County. 

Free.
 
Web: www.ywca.org
Legal Services: 253-272-4181, ext. 257
Shelter: 253-383-2593
Phone: 253-274-9929


Informaion to Modify or Rescind a Domestic Violence No-Contact Order

Modifying or Rescinding a Domestic Violence No Contact Order

RCW 10.99

Pursuant to RCW 10.99, a court is authorized to enter a no contact order prohibiting a defendant from contacting the protected party upon arrest or conviction of a domestic violence crime. This order can be entered without either the request or permission of the protected party.
If a protected party wishes the Court to modify or rescind the no contact order. The protected party is required to contact Bonney Lake Municipal Court to be interviewed.
Notice of the hearing shall be provided to both the protected party and the defendant, counsel, if any, as well as the prosecutor’s office.
At the time of the hearing, the Judge will consider the following factors before modifying or rescinding a no contact order:

Appearance of protected party
The protected party must appear at the hearing, including a minor protected party if 13 years or over.

Appearance of the defendant
Defendant MUST appear.
Defendant will be notified and instructed to supply the Court with progress report from any treatment agency with which they are working.

Information provided by both parties
The court will ask the protected party what the request is and why.
Defendant is entitled to join in the request or provide additional information

Background information
Probable cause statement on file. Criminal history of defendant, any pending cases of defendant.
Has victim received counseling information?
Is there a safety plan in effect?

Stage of the criminal case
The Court is more likely to modify or rescind the no contact order if the case has been disposed of (sentence, deferred prosecution, pre-trial diversion agreement), and the defendant is in total compliance with all court orders.
The Court is NOT likely to modify or rescind the no contact order if the incident occurred recently, the case is still pending and no circumstances have changed since the incident.

Court compliance

If the defendant currently has a bench warrant for his or her arrest from any court in this state or is currently out of compliance with conditions of any other court case, the court WILL NOT modify or rescind the no contact order. If the Judge modifies or rescinds the no contact order, please keep a copy of the order on you at all times. The fact that the order has been modified or rescinded does not prevent you from asking the court in the future to grant a no contact order. In addition, there may exist a valid no contact order from another court that would not be affected by an action by this court. The court clerk will be able to tell you if another order exists. If the Judge does not modify or rescind the no contact order, you are entitled to request another hearing in the future based on changed circumstances.

PROCEDURE FOR:
OBTAINING A DISMISSAL or MODIFICATION OF A NO CONTACT ORDER GRANTED BY THE BONNEY LAKE, SUMNER, EATONVILLE OR SOUTH PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL COURT

Appear at the Municipal Court Office:
The building is currently closed
9002 Main Street East, Suite 100 Bonney Lake, WA 983391
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Identify yourself, provide name of the person against whom the No Contact Order has been filed, and court case number.

Complete the Affidavit in Support of Motion to Modify / Rescind No Contact Order.

You will be given a hearing date and time. Your failure to appear at the scheduled hearing will only cancel the hearing and the no contact order will remain in effect as previously entered.

BONNEY LAKE, SUMNER, EATONVILLE, SOUTH PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL COURT

9002 MAIN ST E STE. 100
BONNEY LAKE, WA 98391

253-862-6606



911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES

1-800-562-6025
STATEWIDE 24hr MULTI-LINGUAL HELP

253-798-4166
CRYSTAL JUDSON FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
253-383-2593
YWCA

253-966-7233
JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCORD SAFELINE


 

Advocate Resource Center (ARC)
Online community & resources. 

Free.

Web: www.AdvocateResourceCenter.org
CLEAR
Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral for civil matters for eligible low-income people. 

Free.

Phone: 1-888-201-1014
Over 60: 1-888-387-7111 (CLEAR Sr.)
Web: www.WashingtonLawHelp.org
Division Of Child Support
Administers state & federal child support laws. 

Free.

Phone: 253-798-3627
Web: www.dshs.wa.gov/dcs/
Location: Department of Social and Health Services,
2121 South State St., 
Tacoma, WA
Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
One-stop access to legal services, advocacy and community services for Domestic Violence victims. 

Free Phone: 253-798-4166
Web: www.aplaceofhelp.org
Location: Crystal Judson Family Justice Center,
718 Court E, 
Tacoma, WA
Family Law Facilitators
Assist self-represented parties with their family law cases in superior court. 

$10 per visit.

Phone: 253-798-3627
Location: Pierce County Courthouse
930 Tacoma Ave, Room 104 & 119, 
Tacoma, WA
Law for WA
Nonprofit corporation offering searchable directory for questions about the law & civics.

www.LawForWA.org
Northwest Justice Project
Advice and representation to low-income persons and seniors on family, housing, consumer, public benefits, disability, education, youth & civil rights matters. 

Free (call CLEAR for referrals) 

Phone: 253-272-7879
Web: www.nwjustice.org
Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution
Affordable mediation and settlement conference services and mediation training.
 
Sliding Fee Scale.

Phone: 253-572-3657
Web: www.pccdr.org
Location: Center for Dialog & Resolution,
717 Tacoma Ave., 
Tacoma, WA
Pierce County Law Library
Provides legal information services to the general public, judiciary, attorneys, and to state and county officials. 

Free (charges for forms & copying) 

Phone: 253-798-7494
Web: www.piercecountywa.org
Location: Pierce County Courthouse
930 Tacoma Ave S, 
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation Volunteer Legal Services (VLS)
Provides advice and representation to low-income clients through volunteer attorneys.
 
Free (call CLEAR for referral)
Phone: 253-572-5134 or 888-822-5134
Web: www.tacomaprobono.org
Location: Northwest Justice Project
715 Tacoma Ave S., 
Tacoma, WA

Contact:
Municipal Court Staff

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location:
Justice & Municipal Center
9002 Main ST E, STE 100
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Mailing:
Municipal Court
9002 Main ST E, STE 100
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Phone: 253-862-6606

Fax: 253-862-3053