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

Court Calendar

Ticket Guide

Deferring an Infraction Ticket

Making a Payment

Public Records Request

Jury Duty
Jury Line: 509-659-3234

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. 

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.
                              For more information, please check out www.courts.wa.gov/blakerefund

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

Ritzville District Court