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118 W Maple Street
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 360-330-7667
Fax: 360-330-7668
Contact: James M.B. Buzzard, Judge
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday (Closed 12 pm - 1 pm for lunch)
  Municipal Court

Centralia Municipal Court
Centralia Municipal Court

The Centralia Municipal Court records and processes citations and infractions filed by the Centralia Police Department and complaints filed by the City Attorney's Office. The staff is also responsible for processing warrants and "No Contact Orders" for defendants who fall under the court's jurisdiction. The Court Clerk is responsible for transmitting all relevant information concerning defendants to the judicial information system through the DISCIS Statewide program. Additionally, the Court Clerk acts as the liaison between the Court and State Office for the Administration of the Courts and the State Department of Licensing. Further duties include setting and holding all hearings, motions and trials, notification of defendants of hearing dates, summoning jurors to serve on jury duty, and receipting and handling all funds associated with criminal charges and civil infractions.

Operating hours:

  • Centralia Municipal Court, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m to 1 p.m. for lunch)
  • Court is in regular session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday
  • Jury trials are held on Mondays.

Those arrested and booked into jail on days other than when Court is regularly scheduled are given preliminary or bail hearings when necessary at the Lewis County Jail facility by the judge.

Sam Satterfield, City Prosecutor

Court Forms

Centralia Municipal Court has made these forms available online in PDF format. These forms can be submitted via email to CourtRecords@cityofcentralia.com.

Public Defender Application

Motion to Vacate NCO
Court Records Request
Contested by Writing
Mitigation by Writing


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