Resolving Warrants

Warrants can be resolved in one of three ways:

  1. Set a motion hearing to ask the judge to recall the bench warrant.
    • Complete and file a motion form at the Spokane Municipal Court Clerk's Office.
    • Serve a copy of the filed motion at the City Prosecutor's Office.
    • Appear at the motion hearing.
  2. Post bond or bail at the Clerk's office. There are two options for posting bond:
    • Post Bail: Only cash or a cashier's check in the full amount of the bail set on a warrant will be accepted; and
    • Post Surety Bond: Surety bonds are obtained through an independent bonding agency. Please consult your telephone book or internet business listings to contact a bonding agency directly for assistance in posting a surety bond.
  3. Turn yourself in to the Spokane County Jail.

If you were arrested, but released from jail prior to seeing a judge, you must appear at the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office counter on the next business day of the Court to schedule a hearing. Failure to do so will result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.

Bail & Bonds

Posting Bail or Bond

In Jail

The Clerk's Office accepts bail or bonds Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. At all other times bail or bonds are accepted at the Spokane County Jail.

Out of Jail

The Clerk's Office accepts bail or bonds Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The defendant must be present at the time bond is posted.

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Contact Information

Municipal Court Clerk's Office
1100 W Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA 99260

Audio Recordings

Most of the hearings held in Spokane Municipal Court are digitally recorded. To access the audio recording for a specific hearing:

  • Click on the Search Recordings link below.
  • Click on the filter icon
  • Under "Filter By Agency:" you must search City of Spokane, WA Municipal Court
  • Clink on the docket and the recording will begin playing.

Related Links

Bench Copies

To serve bench copies to a Judicial Officer please email:
Jeanine Sword
Judicial Administrative Assistant

Please ensure compliance with SPMCrRLJ 8.2(d).