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The City of Colfax Municipal Court
Supreme Court Emergency Order re CV19 was issued on March 18, 2020 (with a technical correction to Section number references in Section 10 on March 19, 2020). The overall intent of the order was to move away from in-person appearances in most court proceedings and to prioritize the most critical issues facing our courts.
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 generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Contact the Court adminstrator with any questions. She is in our office every Tuesday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
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 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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Judge Douglas Robinson presiding.