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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.
**If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever or other respiratory problems, please do not come into the Columbia County Courthouse.  If you have a court hearing scheduled and cannot make it due to illness, please call us at (509)382-4812 to inform us, or request a continuance.**

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: COVID-19 New Cases in Columbia County
On 6/20/2020, Columbia County Public Health has identified two additional positive cases that are out of county and directly related to our household outbreak that was released on 6/18/2020. Columbia County has 8 positive cases and 2 positive out of Read on...
NOTICE: 5 New COVID-19 Cases in Columbia County
Columbia County has five new positive COVID-19 cases. These five new cases were due to a household connected outbreak and all are linked to one source. At this time, we believe it is not community spread and ongoing testing is being completed. All Read on...
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