FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)
Q. Where is the Probation Department located?
A. The Spokane Probation Department is located in the Public Safety Building, second floor. The address is 1100 W. Mallon Avenue. It is between the Spokane County Courthouse and the Spokane County Jail. The phone number is (509) 622-5800.
Q. What are the hours of operation for the Municipal Probation Department?
A. The Probation Department is open Monday through Friday, except holidays. Hours of operation are: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.; Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Public Defender Applications are taken Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Q. What is the difference between District Court Probation and Municipal Court Probation?
A. Basically District Court Probation covers all Spokane County misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases and Municipal Court Probation covers all City misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases. District Court Probation's phone number is (509) 477-4751.
Q. Who is my Probation Officer?
A. Probation officers are listed under page "Organization." They each have their own caseload which generally is broken down by alphabet and Domestic Violence/Non-DV cases. These assignments change on a yearly basis. For your current Probation Officer call 509-622-5800.
Q. When is my probation over?
A. Probation periods vary per each case. To find out this exact date, contact your Probation Officer. Generally, jurisdiction for misdemeanor probation is 24 months.
Q. Where do I pay my fines, court costs and restitution?
A. Financial obligations, questions and issues can be addressed by calling the Municipal Court at 509-625-4400. This may also be done by visiting the Public Safety Building and utilizing the customer information windows on the 1st floor.
Q. How do I get an attorney to represent me if I can't afford one?
A. These services are referred to as obtaining a Public Defender(PD). PD's can be obtained via an application process which is free of charge. Application must be made in person by the individual requesting services. Inquire about these services at the Municipal Probation Receptionist window, on the second floor of the PSB. The phone number is (509) 622-5800.
Q. Where is the City Public Defender's Office located?
A. The City Public Defender's Office is located at 824 N. Monroe (bottom floor). The phone number is (509) 835-5955.
Q. How do I contact the City Prosecutor's Office?
A. The City Prosecutor's Office is located at 909 W. Mallon (top floor). The phone number is (509) 835-5988.
Q. Where do I go to get a referral for an alcohol/drug (A/D) treatment agency that is court ordered?
A. A/D referrals are obtained by reporting in person to the probation office.
Q. When do I have to report to Probation after being sentenced?
A. If you are placed on supervised or monitored probation, you must contact the Probation Department, within 2 working days of sentencing (2 working days from date of order) or within 2 days of release from incarceration. Failure to abide by the terms of this order may result in the issuance of a BENCH WARRANT and reinstatement of suspended jail time and/or fines. If you are placed on unmonitored probation you do not need to contact probation unless ordered to do so.
Q. Is there a general number I can call for City Departments and City Directory information?
A. Yes. Call (509) 625-6374.