Judge Hart, District Court
Whitman County District Court hears proceedings involving
- Anti-harassment and domestic violence protection petitions
- Criminal misdemeanors
- Petitions for name change
- Small claims disputes and civil disputes where the amount claimed does not exceed $100,000
- Traffic infractions
District Court also provides probation services to offenders convicted of misdemeanor crimes. The probation department is actively involved in monitoring and assisting convicted defendants in the performance of their court-ordered obligations.