About Tumwater Court Services
Court Service Transition
Thurston County District Court and the City of Tumwater established an interlocal agreement for provision of municipal court services for the City. Under the agreement, Thurston County District Court handles all misdemeanor cases and those infractions that require investigation and mitigation. The City still accepts payment of traffic infractions and minor violations.
The new model for municipal court services provided the most economical solution with the best service to court customers. The contract allows for improved security, increased staffing and efficiency, improved prosecution and public defense, access to the County's therapeutic courts, and access to video arraignment. The transition took effect on August 1, 2013.