Shoalwater Bay Tribal Court

The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe is a federally recognized Tribe with inherent authority and jurisdiction over criminal, civil, and Indian Child Welfare matters within the boundaries of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation and all lands owned by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe.

The Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation was established by Executive Order on September 22, 1866. On June 18, 1934 residents of the Reservation rejected the provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), and in 1971, our Tribe adopted a Constitution. The Tribal Government has authority to enact ordinances and laws governing the conduct of all persons and defining offenses against the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe; maintain order and protect the safety and welfare of all persons within the Shoalwater Bay Tribe’s jurisdiction; and pass any ordinances or laws necessary to govern the administration of justice and the enforcement of all laws, ordinances or regulations.

The Tribe contracts with the Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS) to provide the Judge, Prosecutor, and appellate services. The Tribe has jurisdiction over criminal and civil matters, Indian Child Welfare matters, and includes Traditional Laws and practices.

The Code of Laws consists of, but is not limited to:

Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Constitution

Title 1 Court Procedures (Revised 8-15-14)

Title 2 Law & Order

Title 2 Law & Order (RED-LINE DRAFT)

Title 3 Evidence Code

Title 4 Exclusion (Updated)

Title 4A Exclusion of Tribal Members

Title 6 Elections

Title 7 Zoning

Title 8 Building

Title 9 Business, Licensing and Taxation

Title 10 Liquor Control

SBIT & Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board MOA

Title 10A Marijuana Control (Updated)

Title 11 Fireworks and Safety

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Title 12 Gaming

Title 13 Animal Control

Title 14 Eviction Procedures

Title 15 Enrollment

Title 16 Civil Infractions

Title 17 General Impoundment

Title 18 Motor Vehicle Impoundment

Title 19 Appellate

Title 20 Family

Title 21 Rules of Criminal Procedure

Title 22 Tribal Utilities Authority

Title 23 Environmental Infractions

Title 24 Fish & Wildlife

Title 25 Housing (this supersedes Title 5 Housing)

Title 27 Limited Liability Company Ordinance

Title 28 Sex Offender Registry Code

Title 29 General Welfare Ordinance

Title 30 Special Flood Hazard Ordinance

Title 44 Cigarette Sales and Tax Code

Title 46 Traffic

Title 47 DRAFT Libel and Slander Ordinance (to be enacted)



Copies of the Tribe’s Law and Order Code and Court Forms are available in person at the Court Clerk’s office, by email, or mail.


Physical Address

2373 Tokeland Road
Tokeland, WA 98590

Mailing Address

Shoalwater Bay Tribal Court
PO Box 130
Tokeland, WA 98590

Lynn Clark

Court Administrator

Office: (360) 267-8172

FAX: (360) 267-8173

Leatta Anderson

Court Clerk

Office: (360) 267-8174

FAX: (360) 267-8175

Anita Neal


Tim Rybka

Prosecutor/Presenting Officer - NICS

(425) 774-5808