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PRESS RELEASE – Update 5/1/2020
Due to the rapidly changing circumstances around COVID-19, Clark County District Court has substantially curtailed court operations. All out-of-custody criminal dockets are cancelled. All trials are continued until after July 6, 2020. Defendants will receive notice of their rescheduled court date by mail.
PLEASE CONTACT DISTRICT COURT AT (564) 397-2424 TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.
In-custody matters will continue to be handled on the scheduled date; however, there may be significant changes in time of day they will be heard.
If you are represented, please maintain contact with your attorney. If you are represented by VANCOUVER DEFENDERS please call (360) 906-7234.
District Court Lobby is CLOSED. District Court is still open and available by telephone, mail and email.
Filing an Anti-Harassment - please follow these instructions:
Anti-Harassment Petition and Instructions
Submitting your anti-harassment paperwork:
- In Person: you may drop off the packet in the lock box located on the Ground Floor of the courthouse near District Court Administration
- Email: email@example.com
- Mail: Clark County District Court, PO Box 9806, Vancouver, WA 98666-8806
*Please remember to fill out your anti-harassment packet entirely and sign the petition.
**If your anti-harassment/anti-stalking hearing is set, you will be notified by mail.
All other civil and infraction matters shall be filed electronically (per court rule) or by mail. Currently scheduled civil matters are cancelled and litigants will receive notice in the mail regarding rescheduled dates.
If you have Pre-Trial Release or Probation Services questions or need to check-in:
Pretrial Release: (564) 397-4414
Supervised Probation or Deferred Prosecution: (564) 397-2424
Bench Probation: (564) 397-4113
Thank you for your continued patience. Please continue to follow all applicable public health guidelines.
Presiding Judge Kelli E. Osler
Administrator Amber K. Emery
Vision of District Court
Make a positive difference in people’s lives by intervening before irreversible damage occurs to the person or the community.
About District Court
District Court is the court of limited jurisdiction. It serves as the trial court for misdemeanors and infractions as well as small claims and civil law suits involving amounts up to $100,000.
Large numbers of cases are filed in District Court every year. In the last 10 years, an average of 60 percent of our cases were traffic-related offenses. Traffic offenses generally affect a person’s driving privileges and are cyclical in nature, so it is necessary that proceedings are fair and expeditious.
To further assist the public, the court developed alternative programs such as Therapeutic Specialty Court programs, Driver’s License Restoration program and Night Court.