Inquiring About Tickets

Administrative Order #20-005

Pursuant to Administrative Order #20-005, through December 31st, 2020,
Benton County District Court will not be holding in-person mitigation hearings.

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:

Please click on one of the following options:
1. PAY YOUR TICKET.  You want to pay the listed penalty.
2. MITIGATE.   You want to ask for a reduction in the fine amount.
3. DEFER.   You want to keep the infraction off your driving record.
4. CONTEST.  You want to challenge the infraction and have it found not committed.
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***If you received a No-Insurance Infraction AND you had valid insurance at the time you were given the infraction:***

1.  Complete: Mitigation by Mail Form (English) or Mitigate By Mail Form (Español)
2.  Attach a copy of your proof of insurance on the date of the infraction.
3.  Return form & proof of insurance to Benton County District Court:
Email:
SUBJECT: Proof of Insurance
 
Mail:
Benton County District Court
7122 W Okanogan Pl  Bldg. A
Kennewick WA 99336
   

With PROOF OF INSURANCE at the time of the traffic stop, your infraction will be dismissed with a $25 administration fee.
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PAY YOUR TICKET


Mail Your Payment To:
Benton County District Court
7122 W Okanogan Pl  Bldg. A
Kennewick WA 99336
Pay-By-Phone
855-873-9709 
Pay Online:
     
You may also place your payment inside of the Payment Drop Box outside of the Benton County Justice Center.

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MITIGATE

Mitigation hearings are being held by mail or email ONLY.

1.  Complete: Mitigation By Mail Form (English) or Mitigate By Mail Form (Español)
2.  Return form to Benton County District Court:
Email:
SUBJECT: Mitigate By Mail
 
Mail:
Benton County District Court
7122 W Okanogan Pl  Bldg. A
Kennewick WA 99336
   
For any questions about Mitigation Hearings, please call: (509) 735-8476, Ext. 3280.


A judge will review your case, and you will receive a response from the Court.

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DEFER

Deferrals are held by mail or email ONLY.


The FULL COST of the infraction will be imposed.

1. Complete: Mitigation By Mail Form (English) or Mitigate By Mail Form (Español)
    Mark the box to DEFER your infraction.

    ***NOTE: You may not defer your infraction if you have a CDL.***

2.  Return form to Benton County District Court:
Email:
SUBJECT: Defer
 
Mail:
Benton County District Court
7122 W Okanogan Pl  Bldg. A
Kennewick WA 99336
   
For any questions about Deferrals, please call: (509) 735-8476, Ext. 3280.

A judge will review your case, and you will receive a response from the Court.



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CONTEST

Contested hearings are being held in court AND by mail or email.

If you want to come to court in person:
1. Complete the Personal Information Area on your infraction (Name, Address, Telephone #).
2. Mark the box for Contested Hearing.
3. You will receive a Notice for Case Setting by mail with your hearing date.

If you want to Contest By Mail:
1.  Complete: Contest by Mail Form (English) or Contest By Mail Form (Español)
2.  Return form to Benton County District Court:
Email:
SUBJECT: Contest By Mail
 
Mail:
Benton County District Court
7122 W Okanogan Pl  Bldg. A
Kennewick WA 99336
   
For any questions about Contested Hearings, please call: (509) 735-8476, Option #7.

A judge will review your case, and you will receive a response from the Court.

     
     
     

     
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