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Correspondence Address:

1551 Broadway.
Suite 600
Tacoma, WA 98402

Payments are not accepted at this address.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Chapter 13 Office
Tacoma Washington
Welcome to the home page for the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee in Tacoma Washington. This website is designed to serve as a resource to the Chapter 13 community. Our office is committed to excellence and we strive to provide a high level of trust and service to the participants in the Tacoma/Vancouver areas.

Please browse through the various sections on this site and acquaint yourselves with our local practices, procedures and contact information. I particularly encourage you to review the section of frequently asked questions.

David M. Howe




We are hosting a series of TIPS meetings in the month of November:


Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.  in the 341 Meeting Room at the Vancouver Federal Building.  


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Trustee’s office in Tacoma.

The agenda for Vancouver and Tacoma TIPS meetings is the same.

Topics will include:

  1. A discussion on the effect of taking fees on receipts instead of fees on disbursements.
  2. Judge Lynch has given us direction on how to capture original attorney fees on a case that is being dismissed pre-confirmation.
  3. Inherited IRAs are not exempt.
  4. Thomas Buford of the United States Trustee’s office will give an update on his office and involvement in Chapter 13.
  5. Open discussion on questions relating to 1329a requests.
  6. Open discussion on questions relating to attorney fee requests.
  7. Open questions.

Attorneys and their staff are invited to attend. Please RSVP here.