About the Court
The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The Municipal Court judge is authorized by Washington State statute to preside over the following types of cases:
Criminal and gross misdemeanors
Civil vehicle impound hearings
The Municipal Court does not hear small claims or civil cases, change names or issue passports. The court strives to be an asset to the community through other programs that benefit the community.
The Colfax Way Municipal Court provides an accessible forum for individuals to resolve issues and to settle disputes in a fair, courteous and dignified way in accordance with due process of law.
Other types of cases
Contact the Whitman County District Court at (509) 397-6260 regarding information on these types of cases:
Small claim cases up to $5,000
Civil actions up to $75,000
Please contact the Whitman County Superior Court at (509) 397-6244 regarding information on these types of cases:
Petitions for protection orders requesting removal of a party from the family home or involving custody and visitation of children.
Civil actions above $75,000
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400 N Mill Street
Deborah McCormick-Public Defender
Judge Douglas Robinson