Upper Kittitas County District Court

Upper District Court will continue to be open during regular business hours.

**Only available while court is in session. Also, please note that court recordings must the accessed using the Chrome browser, Internet Explorer is not compatible with the live streaming service provided by AVCapture.

If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever or other respiratory problem, or if you have been told by a Health Department Employee or Medical Professional to self-isolate or you have been referred for testing, please do not come into the Upper Kittitas County District Court.

You may contact the Court in one of the following manners:

  • Most Court hearings have been canceled during the pendency of District Court Emergency Administrative Order. Hearings not canceled may be held telephonically or in-person. For matters which require in-person attendance, only special set hearings will be authorized.
    Download the Emergency Administrative Order
  • Public Access to the Court - Per the Court’s Emergency Local Rule dated 04.20.2020
    • Telephonic hearings. The public may listen to hearings contemporaneously. To do so follow these instructions:
      • Call 509-933-8299 and follow instructions
      • Meeting ID number: 734#
      • Access Code number: 5533#
      • If attendee calls before the host, they will sit on hold for up to 15 minutes before being disconnected.
    • In-person hearings, public access will be provided allowing the public to enter the courtroom to attend the hearing;
    Download the Open Court Emergency Local Rule
  • All Jury Trials are canceled thru July 6, 2020. Jury panels for May and June are excused. You do no need to appear or return your summons
  • If you are in need of a Protection Order, please contact the Court, you will be provided with the appropriate forms;
  • If you have any other Court matter, have a question or need assistance, please contact the court;

If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact the Kittitas County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at (509) 933-8315.

The Upper District Court is one of two District Courts in Kittitas County. The presiding Judge of the Upper Kittitas County District Court is Darrel R. Ellis. The Court Administrator is Diana M. MacKenzie

Upper Kittitas County District Court is a Court of limited jurisdiction having statutory authority over criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, civil infractions, small claims, civil cases up to $100,000, vehicle impound hearings, requests for name change, protection orders including domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and unlawful harassment.


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Upper Kittitas County
District Court
700 E 1st ST
Cle Elum WA 98922

509-674-4209 fax

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