District Court Judge: Robin R. McCroskey

District Court Administrator: Rachel Johnson

Chief Deputy Clerk/Criminal: Brandy Hofstee

Deputy Clerk/Civil/Jury: Kim Schoonover

Criminal Justice Mental Health Coordinator/Court Bailiff: Jeff Nichols  Phone: 509-447-3889

The Hall of Justice is opened to the public 8 am to 4:30 pm. 

If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough,  fever, or other respiratory problems, please do not come to the Hall of Justice. Please contact us at 509-447-4110.

Individuals summoned for court hearings may appear in person or via zoom.  Please contact the District Court office if you have any questions- 509-447-4110.

For options to appear via zoom or to call in for a telephonic appearance, please click on the following link:


If you have yet to apply for a public defender and wish to do so, you may either call the District Court office or send in an application. The application is found on this website under the criminal tab. There is information on this website for payments online or you may contact the office. See the fees and online payments tab.

Stave v. Blake Resentencing and Vacations

In February 2021, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington declared that RCW 69.50.4013(1) was unconstitutional.

  • If you were convicted under this statute or a preceding statute related solely to the unlawful possession of a controlled substance, you may be eligible to have your sentence for that crime vacated.
  • If you were sentenced to another felony and your sentence was based on an offender score including a vacated conviction, you may be eligible for a resentencing.
  • In order for you case to be addressed you must notify the court in writing.  Please, contact Van Valkenburg Law Office at 509-822-7078 for assistance.

Pend Oreille District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction serving the citizens of Pend Oreille County and the municipalities of Newport, Cusick, Ione, Metaline, and Metaline Falls. The District Court hears the following cases: felony first appearances, criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, traffic and non-traffic infractions, civil lawsuits for money damages up to $100,000 small claims up to $10,000 and name changes.

Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 4:30 Monday – Friday (payments will not be accepted at the window after 4:15 p.m.).

Phone:   509-447-4110 or 1-800- 359-1506 Fax: (509) 447-5724

Location:   229 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, Washington. Directions

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5030, Newport, Washington 9915

Weddings:  Due to the current court schedule, the judge is unable to perform weddings at this time.

Language Assistance Plan

YEARLY COURT REPORTS:      2015      2013      2012      2011      2010      2009      2008      2007      2006      2005      2004      2003      2002      2001      2000      1999