Quechan Tribal Court

The Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation is a federally recognized tribe with approximately 44,000 acres of land located on the lower Colorado River in Imperial County, California and Yuma County, Arizona, just north of the Mexican border.  The Reservation lands lie along both sides of the Colorado River.  The tribe's main office is located in Fort Yuma, Arizona, however its operations and the majority of its reservation land are located in California. The tribe has about 4,000 enrolled members.

Date Court Established: 1996

The court’s mission statement is: Establish justice; insure tranquility; promote general welfare; safeguard interest; and secure blessings of freedom and liberty for the Quechan Indian Tribe and for its posterity. Together We Progress!

Court Cases: Civil and Criminal

A comprehensive juvenile code has been developed and is pending approval by the Quechan Tribal Council.

Chief Judge: Hon. Claudette C. White

Pro Tem Judge: Hon.Veronica A. Henderson

Court Administrator: Barrie Tibbitts

Court Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1899, Yuma, Arizona 85366

Court’s Physical Location: 450 Quechan Drive, Winterhaven, CA 92283

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