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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] District Court Clerk's Office- Changes in Court Operations

Below is a summary of the order that was singed and became effective on March 16, 2020.  Please be advised that this order will likely be modified as the Court continues to respond to the COVID-19 situation.  Additional information is contained in the order which you can access here:  March 16, 2020 Emergency Order.  Also please be advised that this order impacts court operations in both Yakima and Grandview.

  • All civil and criminal jury trials are suspended from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020, which is subject to extension.

  • Arraignments held pursuant to CrRLJ 4.1(a) for defendants who are not in-custody are suspended.

  • All cases set on the Friday driving while license suspended calendar are continued.

  • Infraction Hearings: For all mitigation and contested infraction cases, the parties must submit a written statement. All infraction hearings that require the appearance of any party will be rescheduled to a later date.

  • All small claim mediations are hereby continued.

  • All name changes are hereby continued. Emergent needs for a name change can be initiated by filing a motion with the court.

  • The Yakima County DUI Court will continue as regularly scheduled. All participants are required to appear unless they notify a team member or the Court that they are ill.

NOTICE:  If you are feeling ill you should not enter the courthouse either in Grandview or Yakima.  Please contact the court as soon as possible to advise a clerk that you will not be able to attend court.  You can call 509-574-1800.

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