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Spokane Municipal Court Local Rules

Table of Rules


SPMGR 7 Local Rules - Filing and Effective Date
SPMGR 14 Format for Pleadings and Other Papers
SPMGR 17.5 E-mail Communication
SPMGR 19 Proceedings by Video Conference or Teleconference
SPMGR 29 Presiding Judge
SPMGR 30 Electronic Filing
SPMGR 38 Suspension or Modification of Local Rules

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 2.4 Response to Notice
SPMIRLJ 2.6 Scheduling of Hearings
SPMIRLJ 3.3 Procedure at Contested Hearing
SPMIRLJ 3.5 Decision On Written Statements
SPMIRLJ 6.8 Motion Practice

Contact Information

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

Watch Court Live!

Spokane Municipal Court is now live streaming most dockets on YouTube. If you need to confirm the time or location for a court hearing, you may contact the office at 509.625.4400

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.
  • In the search box at the top of the webpage, type City of Spokane, WA Municipal Court.
  • Locate the desired docket by courtroom, date, and time.
  • Click 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).