Municipal Court

COVID19 ALERT: Administrative Order 2020-05 closes in-person access the court lobby and courtroom until further notice, with the exception of specific scheduled court hearing dates, March 4, 2021 and March 18, 2021, during regular business hours. Court staff are onsite and available M-F, during regular business hours, to assist by phone, fax, email, and postal service. All Virtual hearings will be heard using Zoom video/audio technology. If you do not have access to a phone or computer please contact the clerk's office to make an in-person appointment.

Criminal case hearings will be conducted using ZOOM technology. Contact the court office at (509) 498-9231 if you have not received, or need help with, the Zoom Hearing Instructions.

Infraction Hearings are being held via E-Hearing, an electronic process using the internet and your email address. During COVID-19 you may access the E-Hearing process directly as your first response to satisfy the 15 day period. If your infraction was issued more than 15 days ago please contact the clerk's office for assistance.

Find your court date and statewide COVID19 court closure information at

Public View: Virtual court hearings are being held via Zoom and are open for public view on the court's YouTube Channel.

The Municipal Court of Cheney is a court of limited jurisdiction hearing criminal misdemeanor, civil infraction, and parking violation cases cited in both the City of Cheney and the City of Medical Lake.


The mission of Cheney Municipal Court is to serve our citizens, adhering to the highest standards, by processing all cases timely and impartially using effective and efficient case management techniques, effectively monitoring enforcement of judgments, and exercising sound financial stewardship of public funds.

Clerk's Office

The clerk's office is available to assist the public and others doing business with the court during regular business hours.  The clerk cannot give legal advise but can answer process, scheduling, and financial questions.  The clerk can be reached by phone, email, fax, mail, or in person.

The Language Assistance Plan 

The Language Assistance Plan for Partnering Courts of Eastern Washington is here

Probation Services

Probation staff monitor adult defendants sentenced in Cheney Municipal Court. Duties include community referrals, drug and alcohol testing, and group educational classes.

Jury Duty Information

  • General Questions: (509) 498-9231
  • Recorded Message: (509) 477-4720
  • Jury Duty Website

Youth Court

Cheney Youth Court is a peer review teen court hearing violations issued to 16 and 17-year-olds. All judicial positions are served by students.