Tribal Court


Phone: (360) 709-1615
FAX: (360) 273-7242


30 Niederman Rd
Oakville, WA 98568


Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4:30 PM

meet the team

Judge: Demmert

Court Administrator: Jerrie Simmons

court clerk

Merry Beth Hofstetter

Chehalis Tribal Court
PO Box 536
Oakville, WA. 98568

Judicial Services

The Chehalis Tribe provides judicial services one day per week, which alternate between civil and criminal cases. Information may be obtained by contacting Merry Beth Hofstetter, Court Clerk at 360-709-1615. The Clerk’s office is open daily Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Court forms are available in the lobby, next to the Clerk’s office. Court papers may also be downloaded using the links below. Downloadable forms are in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF ) format.

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Forms made available through this website should not be considered legal advice, and are provided only for reference and for the convenience of the public. The content and format of the forms are not specifically determined by Chehalis Tribal law or court rule, and may require modifications to suit the specifics of a given case. The publication of these forms is in no way a representation that they are either appropriate for use in a particular case or situation, or that they are adequate for use without modification or elaboration.

To obtain legal advice and to ensure the proper use of this material, you should contact a lawyer. By using forms available through this website, you are certifying that you have read, understand, and agree with this disclaimer.

General Civil Forms

Admission Forms

Family-Related forms

Filing Fee

A $25.00 filing fee must be paid when you file your court papers. The fee must be paid at the accounting office and the receipt provided to the clerk when you file. If you cannot afford the fee you must file a fee waiver request which will be reviewed by the Judge to determine if any or all of the fee should be waived.


Click here to access the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Resource Directory. The Chehalis Tribe Resource Directory is a helpful tool to access tribal government resources and programs.