District Court, Ritzville

Andrea K. Russell, Judge

Adams County District Court hears proceedings involving criminal misdemeanors/gross misdemeanors, traffic infractions, anti-harassment and domestic violence protection petitions, petition for name change, small claims not to exceed $10,000, and civil claims not to exceed $100,000.
Excluding parking infractions, 7 out of every 8 cases are filed at the District Court level. This is due primarily to the broad jurisdiction District Court has over traffic violations and misdemeanors.

Have Court?
  • Upon arrival check in with the District Court Clerks (Third Floor)
  • Once in Court when your name is called, come forward behind the counsel table
Courtroom Decorum
  • Shoes and shirts are necessary
  • No halter tops/tank tops or shorts allowed
  • No smoking
  • No food/drink
  • No Weapons
  • No backpacks or large bags
  • No cell phones and please turn off electronic devices

Court Forms

Protection Orders

Court Costs Filing Fees

Probation Fee Schedule

2023 Court Calendar

Ticket Guide

Deferring an Infraction Ticket

Making a Payment

Public Records Request

Jury Duty

Small Claims
Small Claims Brochure
Small Claims Proof of Service

Name Changes

Language Assistance Plan (LAP)

Adams County Distr
ict Court Jurisdiction:

  • Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor
  • Traffic Infractions
  • Domestic Violence/Anti Harassment Protection Orders
  • Small Claims ($10,000); Civil Claims ($100,000)
  • Petition for Name Change
  • Fine/Credit Card/Time Payments
  • Restitution Collection/Disbursement
  • Bail/Bond Refunds
  • Arrest/Search Warrants
  • Jury Management

Contact Information
      Address: 210 W Broadway Ave
                     Ritzville, WA 99169
      Telephone: 509-659-1002
      Email: districtcourtritzville@co.adams.wa.us

Hours of Operation

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

      Adams County District Court Ritzville is open. To enter the courthouse please use the south side entrance.
      Masks are recommended in the courthouse. 


      Washington Courts Homepage: http://www.courts.wa.gov/
      Washington Law Help: washingtonlawhelp.org 

Ritzville District Court