Kittitas County Superior Court



Face Coverings Required In County Facilities Starting August 23, 2021

To comply with the Statewide Face Coverings order, beginning Monday, August 23, 2021, all Kittitas County employees and customers in County facilities will be required to wear a face covering when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

TELEPHONE APPEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Per the Court’s Emergency Local Rule dated 04.20.2020 public access will be provided for telephonic hearings by allowing the public to listen to hearings contemporaneously. To do so follow these instructions:

For hearings before The Honorable Scott R. Sparks in Department 2 call 509-933-8299 and follow instructions: Meeting ID 533. If attendances call in before the host they will sit on hold for up to 15 minutes before being disconnected. If attendees call in after the host they would enter the attendee access code 9876.

For hearings before The Honorable L. Candace Hooper in Department 1 call 509-933-8299 and follow instructions: Meeting ID 025. If attendances call in before the host they will sit on hold for up to 15 minutes before being disconnected. If attendees call in after the host they would enter the attendee access code 1234.

If you have any questions or trouble connecting to the conference call contact: Superior Court Administrator at 509-962-7533 or Superior Court Clerk at 509-962-7531

COURT ORDERS REGARDING OPERATIONS

For specific details please see Fifth Amended Emergency Admin Order, Extended and Revised Order re Dependency and Termination Cases, Covid-19 Response Plan, and October Extended and Revised SCT Order October, 2020.

Welcome to Kittitas County Superior Court. Most trials and hearings are open to the public. We encourage our citizens to become more familiar with their courts.

If you have questions regarding accessing additional information about court process and programs, please feel free to contact Court Administration.

In Washington the Superior Court is the court of general jurisdiction, meaning that the court adjudicates almost all types of controversies including adult felony crimes, civil disputes, dissolutions and family law matters, juvenile offenders, matters involving children, real property disputes, and domestic violence issues.

BLAKE

On February 25, 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court decided State vs. Blake, No. 968373-0, 481 P.3d 521 (2021). In that decision, the Court determined that the controlled substance offense under RCW 69.50.4013(1) violated the Constitution of the United States and the State of Washington. This decision impacts certain convictions for possession of controlled substances convictions, e.g., possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, etc. It does not impact the validity of convictions for drug offenses beyond simple possession (e.g., possession with intent to deliver or other controlled substances violations like manufacturing or delivery). It may however affect sentences on other offenses in which the criminal history included a simple possession conviction. If you believe you have a Kittitas County Superior Court conviction that is impacted by the Blake decision, you may file the form below with the Court Administrator at 205 W 5th Ave, Ste 210, Ellensburg, WA 98926 or via email at superiorcourt@co.kittitas.wa.us to see if you qualify for an attorney to assist you.

Request for Attorney form

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Kittitas County Superior Court
205 W. 5th Ave., Suite 207
Ellensburg WA 98926

509-962-7533 – Court Administrator
509-962-7534 – Jury Administrator
509-962-7667 fax
superiorcourt@co.kittitas.wa.us

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Open Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 4:30 PM
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