Inquiring About Tickets

Amended Administrative Order 20-001 Emergency Court Closure 

District Court  front counters are closed until May 4, 2020 or later if the Stay-at-Home Order of Governor Inslee is extended.  You can contact us by email at District.Court@co.benton.wa.us.

All court hearings are cancelled except for in-custody matters and special sets.  Notices will be sent out with your new court date.

Pursuant to Amended Administrative Order 20-001, all infraction mitigation hearings will be done by mail or email and any hearings set between March 23rd to May 4th are cancelled.  Notices will be sent out with new court dates.  Click here.

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You have 15 days to respond to the infraction from the date the ticket was issued.  You have 4 options to choose from to respond to a ticket:

1.  Pay the listed penalty;
2.  Request a Mitigation Hearing to admit and explain the circumstances;
3.  Ask for a Deferred Finding to keep the infraction off your driving record;
4. Request a Contested Hearing to challenge the infraction.


   I was given a traffic infraction. How do I get a hearing?


If you wish to send your form via email send it to DCMITS@co.benton.wa.us
.   On the Subject Line please put Mitigation by Mail.

If you wish to speak to a person, please call
509.735.8476, press 1 and then the extension number.  For a citation/ticket from the following law enforcement agencies, please call that extension:

  •   Mitigations All Traffic Infractions Ext. 3280   
  •   City of Kennewick - Criminal Ext. 3249
  •   City of Kennewick - Traffic and Contested Hearings Ext. 3241
  •   City of Richland/West Richland - Criminal Ext. 3245
  •   City of Richland/West Richland  - Traffic and Contested Hearings Ext. 3390
  •   State Patrol - Game - Liquor - Parks - Criminal Ext. 3251
  •   State Patrol - Game - Liquor - Parks - Traffic and Contested Hearings Ext. 3386
  •   Benton County Sheriff - Criminal Ext. 3357
  •   Benton County Sheriff - Traffic and Contested Hearings Ext. 3391 
       
       
       

       
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