Spokane Municipal Court Proposed Local Rules

Table of Rules


SPMGR 7 Local Rules - Filing and Effective Date
SPMGR 14 Format for Pleadings and Other Papers and Electronic Media
SPMGR 17.5 E-mail Communication
SPMGR 19 Proceedings by Video Conference or Teleconference
SPMGR 29 Presiding Judge
SPMGR 30 Electronic Filing

Criminal Matters

SPMCrRLJ 3.1 Assignment of Counsel
SPMCrRLJ 3.2 Release of Accused
SPMCrRLJ 3.3 Time for Trial
SPMCrRLJ 4.1 Arraignment
SPMCrRLJ 4.2 Procedure Upon a Plea of Guilty
SPMCrRLJ 4.7 Discovery
SPMCrRLJ 6.3 Selecting the Jury
SPMCrRLJ 8.2 Motions
SPMCrRLJ 8.4 Service, Filing and Signing of Papers


SPMIRLJ 2.2 Initiation of Traffic Cases
SPMIRLJ 2.6 Scheduling of Hearings
SPMIRLJ 3.3 Procedure at Contested Hearing
SPMIRLJ 3.4 Hearing on Mitigating Circumstances
SPMIRLJ 3.5 Decision On Written Statements
SPMIRLJ 6.8 Motion Practice

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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).