Types of Cases Heard by the District Court
The Walla Walla County District Court hears criminal, civil, and infraction parking cases. Other proceedings include:
- Anti-harassment petitions
- Name change petitions
- Vehicle impound hearings
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 with damage claims in the maximum amount of $75,000. The court does not hear cases involving title to or possession of real property.
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
If you have any questions, please contact the District Court at (509) 524-2760