Pend Oreille District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction serving the citizens of Pend Oreille County and the municipalities of Newport, Cusick, Ione, Metaline, and Metaline Falls. The District Court hears the following cases: felony first appearances, criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, traffic and non-traffic infractions, civil lawsuits for money damages up to $100,000, small claims up to $10,000, protection orders, and name changes.
Some hearings may be heard via zoom. Please contact District Court ahead of time at 509-447-4110 to confirm you may do so.
If you have yet to apply for a public defender and wish to do so, you may either call the District Court office or send in an application. The application is found on this website under the criminal tab. There is information on this website for payments online or you may contact the office. See the fees and online payments tab.
Stave v. Blake Resentencing and Vacations
In February 2021, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington declared that RCW 69.50.4013(1) was unconstitutional.
- If you were convicted under this statute or a preceding statute related solely to the unlawful possession of a controlled substance, you may be eligible to have your sentence for that crime vacated.
- If you were sentenced to another felony and your sentence was based on an offender score including a vacated conviction, you may be eligible for a resentencing.
- In order for you case to be addressed you must notify the court in writing. Please, contact Van Valkenburg Law Office at 509-822-7078 for assistance.
229 S. Garden Avenue
PO Box 5030
Newport, WA 99156