District Court, Ritzville

Adalia A. Hille, Judge

Court Administrator, Jadine Grams

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 Clerk
  • Upstairs and to the right, open door on the left
  • Once in Court when your name is called, come forward and stand behind the counsel table
  • Remain standing (if you are able), be polite, courteous and respectful.


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/turn off electronic devices

Ritzville District Court-Local Court Rules 

Court Forms

Language Assistance Plan (LAP)

Ritzville District 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
Fax: 509-659-3245

Hours of Operation

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

Covid-19 temporary hours of operation
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm