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Civil Unit

Phone: (360) 397-2225

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays or county closures)

Process Service

  • Various court processes may be served by the Sheriff’s Office
  • Deposits on fees may be required at time of receipt of papers for service
    • A refund of a deposit may not apply regardless of service completion or not
    • Various protective orders are served at no charge
    • Call the unit for a deposit quote

          Payment options:

o         Cash

o         Business check payable to Clark County Sheriff

o         Cashier’s check payable to Clark County Sheriff

o         Credit/debit - subject to a convenience fee

          Note any special service requirements in your cover letter

          Provide a daytime contact phone number in case there are problems

          Delays may be 4 weeks or longer for initial service attempts after receipt

o          Call the unit for current backlog status

          Returns are forwarded to the party requesting service

          A self addressed stamped envelope and cover letter is required with documents


Writs of Restitution

          Specific documents are required upon presentation of a writ to the Sheriff:

o         4 duplicate original Writs of Restitution

o         Completed Tenant Information Sheet

o         Completed Request for Storage of Personal Property

o         Sheriff’s Indemnity Bond in certain circumstances

          Call the unit for further information


Property Executions / Replevins / Attachments

          Special action directing the Sheriff to seize property or enforce an order of the court

          Most cases require a deposit on fees

          Paperwork requirements vary depending on the type of action

          Any Attachments must be cleared through the Prosecutor’s Office prior to enforcement

          Real Property sales require a specific Letter of Instruction:

o         Property Tax parcel number

o         Newspaper for publication

o         Physical address and legal description of the property

o         Redemption period

o         Interest rate

o         Attorney of record

o         Service address of debtors

o         Affidavit of insufficient personal property, if applicable

          Call the unit for more requirements on special actions


Inquire by E-mail at:

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Clark County Sheriff's Office:
Street Address: 707 West 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 410, Vancouver, WA 98666
Main phone: (360) 397-2211
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445
E-mails are monitored: Mon-Fri 8-5 p.m.

Responsible Elected Official: Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins

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