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Criminal Citations

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Court Appearance is Mandatory for Criminal Citations

If you receive a criminal citation from a City of Tumwater Police Officer or a summons in the mail, your appearance in court is mandatory. You have been charged with a crime. The hearing date is listed on the citation or summons. Failure to appear will result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest.

All hearings and criminal court services for Tumwater cases are held at the Thurston County District Court. 

Thurston County District Court
Building 3
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502 

Call Thurston County at (360) 786-5450 for information and court schedule.


Bench Warrants or Failure to Appear (FTA)

If a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest or you have failed to appear for a court date, please contact Thurston County District Court at (360) 786-5450 for instructions.

More Information

Tumwater Violations Bureau
Public Defender
Prosecuting Attorney