Municipal Court

COVID19 ALERT UPDATE: Administrative Order 2020-05  Effective April 1, 2021 the Cheney Municipal Court lobby and court services have resumed to regular business access and hours. Court staff are available to assist by phone, fax, email, and postal service. All hearings are conducted in person, only those scheduled for a hearing will be allowed in the courtroom. Special virtual hearing settings can be arranged using Zoom video/audio technology by contacting he clerk's office. 

Criminal case hearings will be conducted in person. Special accommodations using ZOOM technology can be scheduled by contacting the clerk's office. If you have not received, or need help with, the Zoom Hearing Instructions please contact the clerk. PH (509) 498-9231.

Infraction Hearings are being held in person or via E-Hearing, an electronic process using the internet and your email address. You must have a scheduled court date to use the e-hearing process. Hearing requests must be received within 15 days of receiving your citation. If your ticket 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 www.courts.wa.gov

Public View: Court sessions can be viewed 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.

Mission


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.