Top row (from left): Presiding Judge Donald W. Engel; Court Commissioner Kevin Eilmes; bottom row (from left) Judge Alfred G.Schweppe; Judge Kevin M. Roy; and Judge Brian K. Sanderson
To provide effective and timely resolution of legal matters, assuring dignified and fair treatment to all participants, while promoting respect for the justice system and maintaining the independence of the judiciary.
Yakima County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction hearing the following cases:
Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions
Misdemeanor and Gross Misdemeanor criminal offenses
Civil matters for damages and contract disputes not exceeding $100,000
Small claim matters for recovery of money not exceeding $5000
Antiharassment and Stalking Protection Orders
In addition to providing services through the County District Court, we also operate the Union Gap Municipal Court, Grandview Municipal Court and Mabton Municipal Court. We have two locations for court services - Yakima County Courthouse on 2nd Street and the Grandview District Court on Wine Country Road.