Records Requests

COURT CASE RECORDS



  • These are records that relate to in-court proceedings, including case files, dockets, calendars, and the like. 
  • Public access to these records is governed by GR 31

REQUESTS

 - please fill out and submit form either in person, mail or email 
courts@ci.puyallup.wa.us

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS


  • These records relate to the management, supervision, or administration of a court or judicial agency.
  • Public access to these records is governed by GR 31.1

COSTS


When requesting a copy of a case record, please be specific as to the document / s you are requesting. It is not up to court staff to determine what should be sent. Additionally, there are copy fees as follows:
  • $10 for copy of hearing recording 
  • Certified copies - $5 for 1st page and $1 for each additional page, per document
  • $1 for the first page of copied materials and .15 cents for each additional

STORAGE OF DOCUMENTS 


  • Puyallup and Milton Municipal Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, which means, we are not a court of permanent record. 
  • Documents are stored according to the Washington Secretary of State's Retention Schedule. 
  • Limited documents are kept for three (3) years after closure. After the three year period expires, hard-copy documents may no longer be available. The JIS docket is the only record kept in perpetuity. 
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DISCOVERY REQUESTS


Requests for discovery are directed to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney:

City of Puyallup
attn:  Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
333 S Meridian 
Puyallup, WA 98371

  • For traffic infraction matters, discovery will be provided pursuant to the Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction 3.1.  
  • For criminal matters, discovery will be provided pursuant to the Criminal Rules of Limited Jurisdiction CrRLJ 4.7.
Your discovery request must be in writing and should contain the following information:
  1. Your full name.
  2. Your case number.
  3. What discovery materials you are requesting.
  4. The date of your request.
  5. Your signature.
  6. If requesting a mailed copy, address where discovery is to be mailed and a self-addressed envelope with at least $1.00 postage affixed.
  7. Notice of Appearance or Requests for Discovery by Attorneys may be sent via fax to 253-770-3352.
Note:  NO email requests for discovery or filings are accepted at this time.
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POLICE ONLY REQUESTS


Police Department accident, incident and case reports:
Records & Support Services