At the local level,
Ritzville is incorporated as a second class city under the laws
of the State of Washington. It is
governed by an elected mayor and a seven-member city council.
It is the
Adams County seat which is governed by a three-person board of
At the federal
level, Washington, like all states, has two U.S. Senators.
Ritzville is included in the U.S. House of Representative's 5th
almost all states, has a bicameral legislature with nine elected
Ritzville property is
protected by a city and county volunteer fire department.
Ritzville is protected by a
local four-person police force.
As the county seat, the Adams County Sheriff's Department and
jail is located here as well as a Washington State Patrol