Welcome to the Tulalip Tribal Court

Tulalip Tribal Court Operations October 2020

Courthouse Re-Opening Information
The Court's lobby is open to the public. Masks are required to enter the building. Upon entering, any and all guests must have their temperature checked and undergo coronavirus health screening questions. Please note, that you may be turned away. We ask that you stay home and utilize our remote options of e-filing and telephonic meeting if you are exhibiting any symptoms or believe you have been exposed to keep yourself and our court staff healthy.

Court Hearings
As of Monday, October 26th, 2020, all Tulalip Tribal Court hearings will remain remote throughout the end of the year. The Court utilizes GoToMeeting video/telephone software to hold hearings. Please call the Clerk's office for conference call information for your specific hearing type. The public is welcome to call in and listen to open hearings.

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

The Court accepts check or money orders by mail. Please 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.

Filing can be done in person, by e-filing, or by mail
If in person filing, please feel free to leave court documents at security and fill out a NOTICE OF CURRENT ADDRESS. The Clerk's office will update your information and/or call with any questions and provide you with conformed copy of filing.

  • A public phone, contact numbers for staff in various tribal court departments and an organizer with commonly requested public court forms is in our main lobby.

If e-filing, please send to the following email: courtclerkstaff@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov.
The filer should attach the document(s) and use the subject line of "For E-filing"

If filing via US mail, send to:
Tulalip Tribal Court
Attn: Clerks Office
6332 31st Ave NE, Ste. B, Tulalip, WA 98271

Criminal In-custody
We continue to hold in-custody hearings for criminal matters at 9:00 am. Please contact the Court Clerk's Office at 360-716-4773 for conference call information if you want to attend.

Warrant Quash
Warrant quashes are held on Mondays at 11:00 am, and Fridays at 10 am. If you have a warrant to quash, please contact the court clerk's office at 360-716-4773 for conference call information.

Probation
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
Melanie Floyd, Pro Se Navigator 360-716-4514
Jim Kerney, TOLCLA 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

Overview

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:

  • Tulalip Tribal Court
  • Community Supervision
  • Healing to Wellness Court
  • Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid (TOCLA)
  • Calling a mediator to hear and resolve family law matters
  • Tribal Court Elders Panel to hear young, first-time, nonviolent offense cases

Types of cases heard by the court:

  • Civil: The court hears child custody, adoption, child support, dissolutions, domestic violence, guardianships, marriage, name changes, TGA appeals, elder protection, dependency cases, civil complaints, fishing, hunting and gaming issues, forfeitures and exclusion, etc.
  • Criminal: The court hears criminal complaints filed by the Tulalip Tribal Court’s Prosecutor’s Office against tribal members. Criminal complaints filed against tribal members in instances of alleged domestic violence by one non-Indian against a native intimate partner, known as Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction, are also heard.
  • Traffic citations/infractions: Contested or mitigating circumstances regarding traffic citations/infractions issued by the Tulalip Tribal Police Department for tribal members and non-Indians alike are heard by the court.
Tulalip Tribal Court seal