Adams County District Court-Othello


Contact Information 
Adams County District Court - Othello

425 E Main, Ste 400
Othello, WA 99344

Telephone Number: (509) 488-3935
Fax Number: (509) 488-3480


Carolyn J. Benzel, Judge

Adams County District Court hears proceedings involving criminal misdemeanors, traffic infractions, anti-harassment and domestic violence protection petitions, petitions for name change, small claims disputes and civil disputes where the amount claimed does not exceed $100,000.

Adams County District Court Jurisdiction:
  • Misdemeanors 
  • Traffic Infractions
  • Domestic Violence Protection Orders
  • Harassment Protection Orders
  • Small Claims; Civil Suits
  • Petitions for Name Change
  • Fine Payments
  • Restitution Collection & Disbursement
  • Bail Refunds
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Search Warrants
  • Jury Management, District Court
District Court Forms

Court Calendar

Fee Schedule

Probation Fee Schedule


Deferring a Traffic Ticket

Make a Payment

Jury Duty Information

Public Records Request

Notice of Small Claim

Adult Name Change Information Sheet

Petition for Change of Name

Motion & Declaration for Waiver of Civil Fees and Surcharges

For information on protection orders please see: How to File for a Protection Order.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
       Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Covid 19
 Adams County District Court Othello is open for defendants and attorneys. To enter the courthouse please follow securities instructions. Temperature checks will occur upon entry to the building. Masks are recommended in the courthouse.

Blake Refund Resources 
In 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court found the law criminalizing drug possession unconstitutional. As a result of this decision, known as State v. Blake, any Blake-related convictions qualify to be removed (vacated) from one's criminal record, and any legal financial obligations (LFOs) paid as a result qualify for financial reimbursement.

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