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Spokane County District Court Name Index
View Spokane County District Court misdemeanor/infraction and civil/small claims name indices by year. Misdemeanor/infraction information includes defendant name, case number, case type, law enforcement agency, disposition, filed date, and charge. Civil/small claims information includes party name, party type, case type, disposition, filed date, and case cause.
Spokane County District Court Case Records
Search Spokane County District Court case records by case number, or name. Select the "District Court - Case Info & Court Hearings" menu item at the top of the page, then select a "Find Detailed Case Information" option; or select a "Find My Court Hearing Date(s)" option to search case records by date.
Superior, District, and Municipal Court Case Information and Dockets
Search Washington Superior, District, and Municipal Court case information and dockets by various criteria. This is a paid subscription service that requires registration and a set-up fee.
Superior, District, and Municipal Court Case Records
Under "Search for a case" click "Case Search Options" to search Washington Superior, District, and Municipal Court case records by name, court, case type, and year filed; or by case number and court. Under "Search for a person" click "Name Search" to search all courts by person name only; click "Licensed Health Facility Search to view an alphabetical list of people with active Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders with their associated case number and court.
Criminal History Records
View instructions for obtaining a criminal history record (background check) from the Washington State Patrol, online or by printed form. Fees apply.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Spokane County District Court Dates
Search Spokane County District Court hearing dates by date, case number, or name. Select the "District Court - Case Info & Court Hearings" menu item at the top of the page, then select a "Find My Court Hearing Date(s)" option.
District and Municipal Court Dates
Search Washington District Court, Municipal Court, and Traffic Violations Bureau upcoming court dates by name and court. Search results include case number, participant name and type, case type, and appearance time and location.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Washington Attorney General legal opinions from 1949 to present by keyword or subject, or view an index of opinions from 1975 to present.
Self help, legal research, general information
Spokane County Mental Health Court
View information about the Spokane County Mental Health Therapeutic Court, a program of District Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some misdemeanor offenders with mental health problems. A link to the defendant handbook is included.
Spokane County Protection Orders
View information about protection orders in Spokane County, including types of orders and how to obtain them.
Spokane County DUI Court
View information about Spokane County DUI Intensive Supervision Therapeutic Court, a program of District Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some DUI offenders.
Spokane County Veterans Court
View information about Spokane County Veterans Enhanced Treatment Court, a program of District Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some veterans with mental health and/or substance abuse problems who are charged with misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors.
Spokane County District Court Failure to Respond or Appear Reconsideration
Submit an online form to request reconsideration of a charge of failure to appear for a hearing or timely respond to a citation in Spokane County District Court.
Spokane County Law Library
View information about the Spokane County Law Library, including location, hours, available services and materials, an online catalog, and links to additional online research resources.
Legal Information and Self Help Resources
View legal information and resources by topic, including family law, child support, housing, consumer, protection from abuse, benefits, elder law, youth law, health, employment, immigration, civil rights, veterans, Native Americans, criminal, and more.
Self-Help Resources and Links
View information about Washington courts and related resources, including an index of available self-help pages on the state courts website, domestic violence resources, an introduction to small claims court, a glossary of legal terms, a citizen's guide to the state court system, a brochure about court records access, and a search for certified court interpreters.
State Court Guide
View a guide to Washington courts, types of cases, procedures, and judicial discipline; download the guide in English or Spanish.
Court and Legal Answers
The Washington eService Center offers a searchable database of answers to questions about the court system, procedure, records, research resources, legal assistance and other law-related subjects.
State Law Library
View information about the Washington State Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, an online Ask a Librarian feature, and links to online legal research resources.
Legal Information Publications
The Washington State Bar Association offers downloadable publications on various legal topics including alternatives to court, consulting a lawyer, legal fees, financial protection for clients, criminal law, divorce, landlord-tenant, probate, wills, trusts, and signing of documents.
Motor Vehicle Information
The Washington State Department of Licensing offers information about driver's licenses, registration, records, suspension, and reinstatement.
Court Resources, Publications, and Reports
View and download publications and reports by the Washington court system on various legal topics, such as family law, DUI, and small claims.
Legal Information for Women
Legal Voice provides self-help legal publications designed specifically for women in areas including family law, violence against women, consumer, employment, court procedure, LGBT rights, criminal law, civil rights, health, and estate planning.
Domestic Violence Information
View information about legal protection from domestic violence, harassment, and abuse, including types of protection orders; the protection order process; safety planning; guidelines for protection orders; and address confidentiality. Links are under "Helpful Information" in the left column.
Criminal Record Sealing and Destruction
View a guide to sealing and destruction of court records, vacating convictions, and deleting criminal history records in Washington courts.
View information about "therapeutic" or "problem solving" specialized court programs in Washington, including Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Treatment Court, DUI Court, Domestic Violence Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court. These courts can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems.
Small Claims Court Information
View an introduction to small claims cases in Washington District Courts; download the brochure in English or Spanish.
Search the Revised Code of Washington by keyword or citation, or browse the table of contents codes by title, chapter, and section.
View statewide court rules and Superior, District, and Municipal Court local rules.
View and download guides for self-represented parties in Superior Court civil proceedings, District Court, and Municipal Court, in English and Spanish. View information about Courthouse Facilitators, who provide assistance to self-represented parties in Superior Court family law cases.
Dispute Resolution Resources
View information about Washington State Dispute Resolution Centers, which provide mediation services to help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
The Washington Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer issues such as fraud, scams, disputes with companies, mediation and arbitration, court procedure, worker rights, and complaint filing; and links to other agencies for resolution of specific issues.
The Washington Attorney General's Office offers information about senior fraud, death certificates and other issues regarding death, abuse of vulnerable adults, and filing Medicaid fraud complaints.
Domestic Violence Resources
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers information about domestic violence, a list of hotlines and local programs and their websites, what to expect if you call a program or go to a shelter, and links to resources, and links to additional problem-solving resources. The "Resources" link on the right side of the menu bar provides links to many more domestic violence resources.
Crime Victims' Compensation
View information about Washington's Crime Victims Compensation Program, which can provide financial compensation for victims of violent crime who have suffered bodily injury or severe emotional distress. Links to forms and publications are included.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Spokane County Public Defender
View information Spokane County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitments, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Spokane County Victim/Witness Help
The Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim-Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information about victims' rights and court procedure, court accompaniment, case status notification, and assistance with victims' compensation, victim impact statements, and restitution. Links to additional information are in the left column.
Spokane County Lawyer Referral and Directory
The Spokane County Bar Association offers an online lawyer referral, with lawyers organized by category, and links to their websites. A membership directory, searchable by name or bar number, is also provided.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal assistance by location and legal issue, or view the alphabetical directory. Links to the organizations are provided.
Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Washington State Bar Association offers links to lawyer referral services by county, information about organizations providing free and low-cost legal services, tips for finding a lost will, and a Moderate Means Program that refers income-eligible parties to lawyers who offer reduced rates.
Complaints About Lawyers
View instructions for filing a complaint against a Washington lawyer. Complaints may be filed online or by downloadable form.
Search the Washington State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name, city, status, area of practice, and languages spoken.
Lawyer Discipline Notices
Search the Washington State Bar Association database of lawyer discipline notices by name, keyword, action type, and effective date.
Free Civil Legal Services Directory
View a directory of Washington organizations that provide free civil legal services, statewide and by county.
Complaints About Judges
View instructions for filing a complaint about a Washington judge. Links to the complaint form, records request form, and additional information are provided.
Free Civil Legal Help
Northwest Justice Project provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible parties, information about types of cases handled, and video information about various legal topics. Applications are taken by telephone or online form submission.
Public Defender Offices
View a list of Washington public defender offices by county, with contact information and links to websites. Public Defenders provide free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitment, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Civil Legal Aid Information and Resources
The Washington Office of Civil Legal Aid offers information about civil legal aid and links to providers.
Forms and related information
Spokane County District Court Forms and Instructions
View and download Spokane County District Court forms and instructions including civil, protection order, small claims, criminal, infraction, and adult name change.
Spokane County District Court Online Infraction Deferral Request
Submit an online form to request deferral of an infraction by email in Spokane County District Court.
Spokane County District Court Online Infraction Mitigation Request
Submit an online form to request mitigation of an infraction by email in Spokane County District Court.
Spokane County District Court Information Request Forms
View and download forms for requesting information about a particular Spokane County District Court case or defendant, or for requesting general information such as court statistics.
View and download forms for use in Washington courts. Browse forms by category, or view a list of all forms. Links to instructions and additional information about forms, and King County family law forms in Spanish, are under "Related Links" in the right column.
Interactive Online Form Completion Assistance
Guided interviews assist the user to fill out Washington State court forms on selected legal topics, such as domestic violence and divorce.
Online fine payments
Pay Spokane County District Court Fines
Pay Spokane County District Court fines online. A convenience fee applies.