Inquiring About Tickets

Amended Administrative Order 20-001 Emergency Court Closure 

District Court  front counters are closed until further notice. 

Hearings are being held via telephonic or video appearances.  

In-person mitigation hearing is not available at this time.  However mitigation or contested requests are being reviewed by the judge. 
If you wish to have your ticket reviewed, complete the form below and email it to DCMITS@co.benton.wa.us or you can mail it to 7122 W Okanogan Pl Bldg. A, Kennewick WA 99336.  On the subject line please write Mitigation or Contested by Mail.

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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 have your ticket reviewed, complete the form below and email it to DCMITS@co.benton.wa.us or you can mail it to 7211 W Okanogan Pl Bldg A, Kennewick WA 99336.  On the subject line please write Mitigation or Contested 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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