Municipal Court

Wapato Municipal Staff
Douglas K. Garrison, Presiding Judge
Nona Jacobs-Cook, Court Administrator

Wapato Prosecutor
Tony Swartz (509) 293-7593

Wapato Appointed Counsel
Barry Woodard
6 S. 2nd Street, Suite 201
Yakima, WA 98901
Phone (509) 575-6500
Fax (509) 225-6382

Wapato Appointed Conflict Counsel

Patrick True
303 E. “D” Street, Suite 2B
Yakima, WA 98901
Phone (509) 469-3692
Fax (509) 248-7778

 

Court Dockets

Lobby Calendar – February 5, 2018
Lobby Calendar – February 12, 2018

Lobby Calendar – March 5, 2018
Lobby Calendar – March 12, 2018

 

Outstanding Warrants Report

February 2, 2018 – Outstanding Warrants Report

 

Active No Contact Orders

February 2, 2018 – Active No Contact Orders

 

Important Court Information

General Court Information
Other Agency Information
Find my Court Date
Find Court Forms
Court Rules
Access to Court Records
Formal Court Records Request
Traffic Tickets
Self-represented Persons in Municipal Court
Domestic Violence Victims Packet

 

Yakima County Victim Panels

DUI Victims Impact Panel – 2018 Schedule

 

Clerk & Court staff can:

  • Tell you the status of a specific case, unless the case or information in the case is confidential. Confidential information is not available to the public because of state law or a judge’s decision.
  • Provide the court file on a specific case for you to review. If the case is confidential, you will need a court order to see the file.
  • Give you general information on court rules, procedures and practices.
  • Provide court-approved or required forms or tell you where you can find forms. There may be a charge for some forms. Forms are not available for all legal proceedings.
  • Offer guidance on how to compute some deadlines and due dates.
  • Provide court schedules and information on how to get matters scheduled.
  • Provide the telephone number of the local attorney referral service or information about other agencies that may assist you.

Please Note: Clerk & Court staff do not know the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures and practices.

Clerk & Court staff cannot:

  • Advise you about whether you should file a case or whether you should take any particular action in a case.
  • Tell you what words to put in a form.
  • Tell you what to say in court.
  • Tell you what decision the judge will make or what sentence the judge will impose.
  • Comment about specific persons you may name in a petition or pleading.
  • Apply the law nor give directions about how to respond in any aspect of the legal process.
  • Change an order signed by a judge.
  • Let you talk to a judge outside of court.

Legal Advice

Clerk & Court staff provides information, not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an Attorney.

Remember: The court, including the judge and all staff, must remain impartial. They do not take sides in any matter coming before the court.

General Court Information

Bench Warrant
Bail Bonds
Payment Information
Restitution

Bench Warrant

If a warrant has been issued for failure to appear or failure to comply with a court order, you must appear in person at the Wapato Municipal Court office. For specific information regarding a warrant on your case, please have your ticket number available and contact Wapato Municipal Court at 509-877-6269.

An administrative warrant recall fee of $100 may be allowed in your case.

Bail Bonds

Bond Exoneration: Bail Bonds are released by the court upon final disposition of your case; or, as otherwise directed by the Judge. Specific questions regarding Bail Bonds may be directed to the Wapato Municipal Court Accounting Dept at 1-509-877-6269.

Bail Refunds: All bail refunds for Wapato Municipal Court are completed in the Accounting Section at the Wapato Municipal Court 205 S. Simcoe Ave Wapato WA. Cash bail will be applied to your court fines & obligations. Should there be a remaining balance of posted bail a refund check will be mailed to the payor of said bail at the end of the accounting period.

Payment Information

Delinquent Payments: All delinquent accounts are handled by Evergreen Billing Solutions (1-866-200-55120 if time payments were signed with EBS. If you are unable to make your scheduled payment on time, you must contact the collections section in person on or before the payment due date. If your account is current, but you need an extension of time to pay, you must contact Evergreen Billing Solutions with your request.

Time Payments: Wapato Municipal Court fine payment policy is: Time payments are granted only if you have appeared in court before a Judge; Unless you are able to pay your fine in full the day of court, a Time Payment Agreement will be signed with Evergreen Billing Solutions in court upon final disposition. Monetary arrangements will be made with the Accounting clerk as to the amount you are able to pay.

Unpaid: If you have been advised by the Department of Licensing that you will be unable to renew your license, or, if your license has been suspended because of an unpaid traffic infraction, you must pay the balance in full before the court will release the hold on your driver’s license.
You must pay by money order, cashier’s check ,cash, Visa or MasterCard. The court will not accept personal checks on unpaid traffic citations.
For further questions, please have your citation number available and call the Wapato Municipal Court at 877-6269.

Restitution

Payments of restitution are a high priority issue with the court. The court makes every attempt to issue restitution checks to the parties involved in a timely manner.
For specific questions regarding restitution payments, please contact the Wapato Municipal Court Accounting Section at 877-6269.