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EMERGENCY ORDER CLOSING ENUMCLAW MUNICIPAL COURT


                Judge Robert W. Hamilton has reviewed the current information regarding the Covid 19 virus, considered the responses by city leaders in the surrounding communities to the Covid 19 virus, and consulted with City officials regarding an emergency Court closure.  AN EMERGENCY IS DECLARED and therefore it is hereby


          ORDERED, Enumclaw Municipal Court shall close and postpone all hearings until further notice.  Parties shall receive a new hearing date notice by mail within the next 30 days.  If you fail to receive a hearing notice by April 10, 2020, contact the court office at 360-825-7771.  Defendants in custody shall continue to have hearings on every Tuesday afternoon of each week.  The court office may be contacted only by telephone during normal business hours as the City Hall is closed to the public commencing March 16, 2020 until further notice.  This Order shall toll all timelines, including, but not limited to speedy trial issues.  This Order may be modified as additional information regarding the Covid 19 virus becomes available.


          DATED this 13th day of March, 2020.

          ROBERT W. HAMILTON

          Presiding Judge, Enumclaw Municipal Court

The court has exclusive original jurisdiction over all criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, traffic infractions and parking violations arising under state statutes and city ordinances.

Municipal Court Jurisdictions
The judge is the principal officer of the court and has the authority to render findings and lawful judgments in all cases. The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which hears cases involving violations, including, but not limited to:
  • Criminal misdemeanor
  • Criminal traffic
  • Gross misdemeanor charges
    • Assault
    • Domestic violence offenses
    • Drug offenses
    • Theft
  • Parking violations that occur in the City of Enumclaw
  • Traffic infractions
The Municipal Court does not file small claims or civil cases, protection or restraining orders.