Modifications to court operations are as follows:
- The court office is open to the public for all purposes, except court hearings and jury trials. All visitors, vendors, and court users will be required to wear facial coverings prior to entering the Civic Center vaccinated or not. Visitors will be offered a disposable facial covering upon entering the Civic Center or have the option to conduct business remotely through email, telephone, or drop box.
- All court hearings will be heard via ZOOM through January 3, 2022.
- Jury trials are suspended until January 3, 2022.
The Municipal Court will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate court operations. The city website will be updated as new information becomes available.
“It is our goal to meet the needs of the public through accessibility, accountability, and quality customer service while protecting the rights of the accused, victims, and the citizens of Gig Harbor.”
Judge Olbertz was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council (RCW 3.50.040) in December of 2017. The Gig Harbor Municipal Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, infractions, and parking violations that occur within the city limits arising under state statutes and city ordinances. The Municipal Court offers a number of services for defendants under court order to comply with conditions of probation, as well as, services and resources for victims. Victims of domestic violence may obtain Temporary Protection Orders using the kiosk provided by Pierce County Superior Court.
As the Court Administrator, Stacy Colberg ensures that the Gig Harbor Municipal Court improves upon the daily operation of the court by utilizing all court resources with a well-trained staff of court employees.