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

District Court
Types of Cases Heard by the District Court
Judge G. Scott Marinella

Kerry A. Much

535 Cameron Street
Dayton, WA  99328

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

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Columbia County District Court includes Dayton Municipal Court and hears criminal, civil, infraction, and parking cases. Other proceedings include:

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.

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