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District Court
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1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260
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Spokane County District Court

Proudly serving Spokane County and the cities of  Deer Park, Fairfield, Latah, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Rockford, Spangle and Spokane Valley .


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Mission Statement

The mission of Spokane County District Court is to serve our citizens through the prompt, courteous, and fair dispensation of justice by adjudicating cases in a timely manner using effective and efficient case management techniques, adhering to the highest standards, monitoring enforcement of judgments, and being responsible stewards of public funds.

The Spokane County District  Court is a court of limited jurisdiction.   62,000 cases, on average, are filed annually with Spokane County District Court.

Mailing Address:
Spokane County District Court
PO Box 2352
Spokane, WA 99210-2352

Physical Address:
1100 W Mallon
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Monday - Friday
Phone hours 8:30 am - 10:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3 pm

 A Citizen's Guide To Spokane County District Court

Access to Administrative Records District Court GR31.1 Policy Request Form

New! - Our 1100 West Mallon location now accepts Debit and Credit card payments and our Valley location will soon have this ability. Additionally, payments for non PAR payments can now be made online at District Court Pay Online or by calling 855-538-0417.

Spokane County District Court processes the following case types:

Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions

A violation of law not punishable by imprisonment. Speeding, fail to yield, no insurance, expired vehicle license, defective equipment, and parking in a disabled parking zone are examples of infractions.

Criminal and Criminal-Traffic Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors

Criminal misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Criminal gross misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Civil/Small Claims/Adult Name Changes

  • General civil actions with damage claims in the maximum amount of $100,000. The court does not hear cases involving title to or possession of real property
  • Small claims actions with monetary claims in the maximum amount of $5,000. The small claims court may ONLY grant judgment for monetary damages. The court may not order the other party to return property or perform any action other than the payment of money.
  • Name Change Petitions 

Mental Health Therapeutic Court Proceedings

The Mental Health Therapeutic Court (MHTC) represents an effort to increase effective cooperation between two systems that have traditionally not worked closely together - the mental health treatment system and the criminal justice system.

Civil Protection Orders

  • Anti-Harassment Protection Order Petitions
  • Domestic Violence Protection Order Petitions
  • Sexual Assault Protection Order Petitions
  • Stalking Protection Order Petitions

Civil Protection Order Clerk contact information:

Telephone: (509) 477- 4770

Vehicle Impounds

Vehicle Impound Hearings for vehicles impounded within the County of Spokane

Child Care may be provided by Spokane County during court appearances.