Courthouse Re-Opening Information
A year into the pandemic, we thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate the limited staffing and changing operations to keep everyone safe. Due to ongoing health risks of COVID 19, we still ask that you stay home and utilize our remote options of e-filing and telephonic meeting when able, especially if you are exhibiting any symptoms or believe you have been exposed. Together we can prevent the spread of COVID 19.
The Tulalip Tribal Court hearings have been held virtually utilizing the GoToMeeting video/telephone software throughout the pandemic. We continue to hold hearings virtually for many case types. We monitor the trends of COVID 19 and as numbers decline, we will transition hearings back to in-person as we are able. The notices of hearing will indicate if your hearing is virtual by GoToMeeting or back to an in-person format.
Please call the Clerk's office for conference call information for your specific hearing type, and/or to confirm if your hearing is in-person. While some case types are closed to the public, others are open hearings and the public is welcome to call in and listen.
As of July 2021, the following are scheduled:
|MONDAY:||Wellness Court (In Person)
In Custody/ PreTrial/ Criminal (GoToMeeting)
|TUESDAY:||Protection order (In Person)
In Custody/ YINC/ Criminal (GoToMeeting)
|WEDNESDAY:||Family Law/ In Custody/ General Civil (GoToMeeting)|
|THURSDAY:||In Custody/ Elder/ VA/ Youth GU/ Infractions (GoToMeeting)|
|FRIDAY:||In Custody (GoToMeeting)
Family Wellness (In Person)
Court Clerk's Office 360-716-4773 [option 5]
Lobby hours Monday through Friday
8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Mailing Infraction and Court Payments
Please consider making payments to the court by US mail addressed to:
Tulalip Tribal Court
6332 31st AVE NE Suite B
Tulalip, WA 98271
If mailing, do not send cash. To make a payment by mail, please make your check or money order payable to Tulalip Tribal Court. Please include your ticket's case number or have your full name and date of birth on your check or money order.
If in person filing, please go to our intake window at the Courthouse. We accept filings Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Fridays 8 AM – Noon.
Also note that a public phone, contact numbers for staff in various tribal court departments and an organizer with commonly requested public court forms is available in our main lobby.
When e-filing, please send to the following email: email@example.com. Remember to attach documents. Please use a description to name your document.
To better serve you, we request the subject lines read: “E-File:” and the individuals case number, person’s name, and/or the document being filed.
E-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org are automatically received and will be processed.
You will receive an additional email with a conformed copy for your records and/or service upon other party.
Many of our court public forms can be found online at https://www.tulaliptribalcourt-nsn.gov/FormsAndFilings/CourtForms.
If filing via US mail, send to:
Tulalip Tribal Court
Attn: Clerks Office
6332 31st Ave NE, Ste. B, Tulalip, WA 98271
We continue to hold in-custody hearings for criminal matters at 9:00 am. This docket is held Monday-Friday at 9:00am. It is open to the public and can be joined by dialing the following:
Warrant quashes are virtually held on Mondays and Fridays at 9:00am. Please note, that warrant quashes are heard immediately following any in custody transports on the assigned days only.
All probation appointments and hearings will be conducted by telephone or video conference hearings. Please contact the Tulalip Probation department at 360-716-4800.
Healing to Wellness Court
All Wellness appointments and hearings will be conducted by telephone or video conference hearings. Please contact Healing to Wellness Staff:
Ashley Cook, Wellness Program Manager 360-716-4771
Mark Houle, Wellness CSO 360-716-4752
Melissa Johnson, FTC Coordinator 360-716-4764
Tulalip Office Civil Legal Aid
All client appointments and hearings will be conducted by telephone or video conference hearings. Please contact the TOCLA Staff:
Mika Jira, TOCLA Paralegal 360-716-4512
TBD, Pro Se Navigator 360-716-4514
TBD, TOCLA Staff Attorney 360-716-4513
Amy Lettig, Parent Advocate Attorney, 360-716-4518
Chori Folkman, GAL/Youth Advocate Attorney, 360-716-4515
Sylvia Hanna, DV Advocate Attorney, 360-716-4517
Due to staffing, the TOCLA office is currently unable to provide any general civil legal aid until further notice. At this time, the TOCLA office is available to provide legal representation for qualified parents seeking representation in Youth In Need of Care cases through their parent advocate attorney, provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence who are referred through Legacy of Healing through their DV Victim Attorney, and provide a court appointed child advocate attorney through the Child Advocate Attorney.
The tribal court provides due process and equal protection under the law and strives to effectively and fairly administer justice to all Tulalip tribal members. The court handles civil, criminal and juvenile matters for tribal members. Its work supports the growth of a healthy and culturally vibrant community by administering judicial excellence.
The tribal court has many functions, and it provides the following important services, among others:
Types of cases heard by the court:
View the Law and Justice Brochure.