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Welcome to Your Chelan County District Court

Nancy Harmon
Courtroom 1

Court Judges

Roy Fore
Courtroom 2

Court Administrator: Diane E. Moran

Mission Statement

Chelan County District Court strives to ensure equal access to the court and a just and efficient application of the law.

About the Court

The Chelan County District Court is a Court of Limited Jurisdiction created in 1961 by the Washington State Legislature. The Court hears criminal, civil, infraction, and miscellaneous cases.

Criminal misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Criminal gross misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 1 year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Some examples of criminal cases heard by the Court are:

  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence Assault
  • Driving While Suspended

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.
  • Small claims actions with money claims in the maximum amount of $5,000. The Small Claims Court may only grant judgment for monetary damages. The Court may not order the other party to return property or do anything except pay money.

Infractions Include:

  • Traffic Violations
  • Code Violations

Miscellaneous Proceedings Include:

  • Anti harassment Petitions
  • Name Change Petitions
  • Vehicle Impound Hearings

Court Location:

The Chelan County District Court is located on the fourth floor of the Chelan County Courthouse. The address of the courthouse is 350 Orondo Street in Wenatchee, Washington. It is situated at the west end of a city park at the corner of Orondo and Washington streets, near downtown Wenatchee.

It is accessible by several routes on the Link Bus System.

Because visitor parking is limited at the Courthouse Complex, please be careful to park in appropriately marked parking places either in the main parking lot or in nearby parking places which indicate that parking is permitted for sufficient time to conduct your business with the Court. There is a secondary parking lot located one block west (up the hill) from the courthouse on Orondo, and a principal lot near the park between the courthouse and the Public Library on the east side of the courthouse.

The courthouse is located next to the Law and Justice Center, which also houses the Chelan County Regional Jail.



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Deferred Prosecution

Arraignments and Criminal Case Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

Missed Court Dates or Payments

Name Changes

Payments On-Line

Protection Orders

Small Claims

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Traffic Infraction Deferrals

Traffic and Other Infractions

Vacation of Misdemeanor and Gross Misdemeanor Convictions


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