Kristian E. Hedine - Judge
John O. Knowlton - Judge
317 W. Rose Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362


Contact Information
Phone  509-524-2760
Fax        509-524-2775
Office Hours 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday


Walla Walla County District Court

is a court of limited juristiction which hears the following case types:

    • Criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases
    • Traffic, non traffic, and parking infractions
    • Civil cases
    • Name change petitions
    • Vehicle impound hearings
    • Anti-harassment protection petitions
    • Name changes
    • "Small claims" civil cases of $5,000.00 or less

Criminal Cases - Criminal misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 90 days and a $1,000 fine. Criminal gross misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Civil Cases   -  Civil cases include general civil actions, not involving title to real property, with damage claims in the maximum amount of $100,000 per claim.

Additionally, small claims actions with money claims are awarded in the maximum amount of $5,000. The Small Claims Court may only grant judgment for monetary damages. The court may not order the party to return property or do anything except pay money.

Infraction Cases - Infractions include traffic and non-traffic violations and code violations.

For More Information/questions please contact the District Court at (509) 524-2760