Municipal Court

ALL Misdemeanor Criminal Citations, Misdemeanor Criminal Infractions, Ephrata Municipal Infractions are now processed through Grant County District Court.  Any questions regarding the paying of infraction fines or court dates for citations should be directed to Grant County District Court. 
Grant County District Court
35 C St NW
3rd Floor
Ephrata, WA 98823
509-754-2001 ext. 3101
You can pay for infractions (EMC or Criminal Traffic) in person, by phone, or by mail.
PAY ONLINE through the GCDC payment portal.

Ephrata Municipal Code Infractions
EMC tickets and infractions can be contested and mitigated. What's the difference?
CONTESTING a ticket or infraction means that you DID NOT COMMIT the violation all. 
MITIGATING a ticket or infraction means that you DID COMMIT the violation but that there was a mitigating circumstance (reasonable explanation) why you did and why the penalty should be reduced. 
Unfortunately, the Ephrata Municipal Code doesn't not permit the court to reduce penalties under mitigated tickets. If you mitigate a ticket, you are admitting to committing the infraction and will be required to pay the full penalty amount. The judge does not have the discretion to change the penalty amount. 

Common EMC Infractions are issued for:
Parking Violations
Dogs Running at Large
No Business License
Misdemeanor Traffic Infractions
Infractions are usually issued for traffic offenses such as speeding, running a stop sign, or driving without insurance.  If you do not want to mitigate or contest these type of infractions, it can be paid online through their payment portal. 
Misdemeanor Criminal Citations
The most common misdemeanor criminal offenses are for theft 3rd, DUI, trespassing, and assault.