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  1. If I come into court for my warrant will I go to jail?
  2. Can I find out if I have a warrant(s)?
  3. I received a traffic infraction, what do I do?
  4. Can I reschedule my court date? Can I get a different time?
  5. What is a No Contact Order and how do I get a No Contact order dropped?
  6. I canít make my payments, what should I do?
  7. How do I keep the traffic infraction off of my driving record?
  8. How do I find out if someone is in jail?
  9. Can I pay with a credit card?
  10. Why is my ticket at collections and how do I pay it?
  11. How do I clear my license after I pay it?
  12. What is the difference between the Anti-Harassment and the Order for Protection? Who do I call to get the information?
  13. How do I get information about work crew and other corrections classes?
  14. Do you have the phone numbers for other courts?

1. If I come into court for my warrant will I go to jail?

There is always the chance of going to jail.

2. Can I find out if I have a warrant(s)?

District Court can provide you with information on outstanding warrants within our jurisdiction. You can also contact the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

3. I received a traffic infraction, what do I do?

The options you have are printed on the back of the ticket. You have three choices to take care of a traffic ticket.

  • Pay the ticket.
  • Admit that you committed the infraction but have an explanation for the circumstances. You can send your explanation through the mail or you can give your explanation in person by requesting a hearing. (Mitigation Hearing)
  • Challenge the infraction and request a court date. (Contested Hearing)

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4. Can I reschedule my court date? Can I get a different time?

Generally infractions can be rescheduled one time. To find out if you can reschedule a hearing, call (360) 397-2424. Criminal citations involving alcohol or domestic violence cannot be rescheduled.

5. What is a No Contact Order and how do I get a No Contact order dropped?

No Contact Orders are issued by the judge in response to a charge related to domestic violence. The order generally states that the defendant/respondent cannot contact the plaintiff/petitioner. The defendant must appear at the District Court Administration Office to schedule a hearing requesting to have the No Contact Order rescinded.

6. I canít make my payments, what should I do?

Generally you will have 15 days to pay your fine. If you wish to set up a time payment agreement, please contact Signal at (800) 874-1958 before the due date. Forms are available on line or at the District Court Administration Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

7. How do I keep the traffic infraction off of my driving record?

You will need to call District Court at (360) 397-2424 for information regarding the deferred findings program.

8. How do I find out if someone is in jail?

You need to call Clark County Jail Records at (360) 397-2211. http://www/co.clark.wa.us/Sheriff/custody/Roster.htm

9. Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes, credit card payments can be made through Point & Pay at (866) 923-8236. Please have your ticket and credit card number ready.

Or you can visit Clark County District Court's Point & Pay Web site:
https://client.pointandpay.net/web/ClarkCountyDistCourtWA

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10. Why is my ticket at collections and how do I pay it?

Fines are sent to collections when they are delinquent. The account becomes delinquent when it is not paid within the time frame given by the court. Once the ticket has gone to collections you must send your payments to:

Allianceone
PO Box 2449
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-4449

Telephone number:
(253) 620-2222
(800) 456-8838

11. How do I clear my license after I pay it?
Once the fines have been paid and the court has been notified, we can issue an adjudication slip. You can stop by the District Court Administration Office to pick up the adjudication which you will need to take to the Department of Licensing.

12. What is the difference between the Anti-Harassment and the Order for Protection? Who do I call to get information?
Order for Protection-Any person who is a victim of domestic violence or fears violence by a "family or household member." (Persons who are married, have been married, or have a child in common, adult persons who are related or who reside(d) together and persons 16 years and older who have been or are dating.) You can call Superior Court Clerk's office at (360) 397-2292.

Anti-Harassment Order-Persons who are seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed by conduct which serves no legitimate or lawful purpose. Person does not need to have a relationship with the person harassing them. You can call District Court at (360) 397-2424.

13. How do I get information about work crew and other corrections classes?
You need to call the Community Corrections Office at (360) 397-2436. http://www.co.clark.wa.us/corrections/index.html

14. Do you have the phone numbers for other courts?
Please check the following Web site. http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_dir

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Clark County District Court Administrator: Rafaela Selga
Address: 1200 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: (360) 397-2424
Email: distct@clark.wa.gov

Responsible Elected Official: Vernon L. Schreiber, Presiding Judge

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