Municipal Court Serving Lakewood, University Place, Steilacoom and DuPont
NEW HOURS OF OPERATION
EFFECTIVE JUNE 6TH, 2016
Counter & Payments: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Phones: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Municipal Court is a Court of Limited Jurisdiction that hears criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, infractions, parking and photo infraction violations that occur in the Cities of Lakewood, University Place and DuPont, as well as the Town of Steilacoom.
Small claims cases, civil cases, name changes, etc. are handled at Pierce County District Court while matters such as felony criminal cases, divorce, child support, and probate are handled at the Pierce County Superior Court .
Court proceedings are open to the public and accessible to individuals using wheelchairs. Parties interested in viewing hearings should contact the court to verify session times.
Municipal Court is located at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW.
About the Judge
Judge Grant Blinn was appointed to the position in January 2014. He brings more than two decades of legal and public safety experience to the Court, including the past 17 as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and was a member of the Tacoma Police Department’s Child Abduction Response Team. In 2009, he received the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department award for Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of the year. Judge Blinn has also served as Judge Pro-Tempore for Thurston County District Court since 2010. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law. His term ends December 31, 2017.
In addition to his legal background, Judge Blinn was an elected Fire Commissioner for West Pierce Fire and Rescue and is a former member of the South Sound 911 policy board. He is active in Clover Park Rotary and has served as an advisory board member of the Boys and Girls Club. He also has an extensive record of volunteer service in the community.
Judge Blinn and his wife Katie have been married for over 16 years. They have three children.