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Columbia County
341 E. Main St.
Dayton, WA 99328

District Court
Krissy Chapman
G. Scott Marinella
Presiding Judge

341 E. Main Street
Third Floor Suite 4
Dayton, WA  99328

Ph: (509) 382-4812
Fx: (509) 382-2490

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Columbia County District Court includes Dayton Municipal Court and hears criminal, civil, infraction, and parking cases.

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/Small Claim/Anti-Harassment/Name Change
Civil cases include general civil actions with damage claims in the maximum amount of $100,000. 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.

News and Announcements
NOTICE: Public Hearing - 2020 Fee Schedule
A Public Hearing will be held at 1:15 PM on December 16, 2019 for the Board of Columbia County Commissioners to consider the setting of fees for various items at the Columbia County Public Works Department. The proposed items for increase from 2019 are Read on...
NOTICE: Special Meeting/Work Session of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of Columbia County Commissioners has scheduled a public meeting to discuss fee schedule changes at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Monday, December 9th at 6:00 PM in the Commissioner’s office at 311 E Main Street, Dayton, WA. Members of the Read on...
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