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Legal Financial Obligations

Financial obligations imposed in a Judgment shall bear interest from the date of the Judgment until payment in full, per RCW 10.82.090.

You will be assessed a collection fee of $100.00 per year per Washington Sessions Laws of 2003, chapter 379.

If a defendant has not been ordered to report to the Department Of Corrections for supervision, the defendant is required to report to the Superior Court Collections Unit within 24 hours of their release. A monthly payment for the legal financial obligations assessed in court will be set at that time.

Monthly payments are required and are set by the Superior Court Clerk Collections Unit or Department of Corrections. Payments must be made in the form of cash, credit or debit card, money order, or cashier's check. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please include your case number on your cashier's check or money order. To obtain your case number, go to Washington Courts Web site to search for a case by name.

Online Payments can be made securely with your credit card or debit card at the following:  Clark County Clerk - nCourt.  There is a convenience of 3.5% or minimum fee of $1.00 per transaction. You will need your case number to complete the transaction.

To pay by phone with a credit or debit card call (877) 793-8935. There is a convenience of 3.5% or minimum fee of $1.00 per transaction. You will need your case number to complete the transaction.

Mail Payments to:
Clark County Clerk
PO Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666-5000

Payment made in person:
Clark County Clerk's Office
1st floor of Clark County Courthouse
12th and Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA

Failure to make monthly payments may result in your being cited into court on a specified date with the possibility of a jail sanction. A Bench Warrant may be issued if you fail to appear in court.

Defendants with outstanding Bench Warrants for non-payment of fines and/or failure to report may contact the Collections Unit at the address below for possible resolution.

Superior Court Clerk's Collections Unit- Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
601 W. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
(360) 397-6085


Frequently Asked Questions

I am not current with my payments and I have a court date coming up. What should I do?

If you are not current with your payments, you have to appear in court.

I am current with my payments and not able to make it to court.

If you have been making monthly payments, you can contact the Collections Unit to be excused from court. A citation will then be sent to you for your next court appearance.

I have not received a billing statement. What should I do?

Contact the Collections Unit to see if we have your current address. Also, some cases are not eligible for billings to be sent out. You are responsible for making monthly payments and will need to remember to make them if you do not receive a statement.  Effective October 1, 2009, statements will only be mailed every other month to the last known address to defendants that have made payments since 2006.  Each statement will contain two envelopes.  

Where do I send my payments?

Payments can be mailed to:
Clark County Clerk
PO Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666-5000

Make sure you include your cause/case number on the money order. To obtain your case number, go to Washington Courts Web site to search for your case by name.

Will the Clerk’s office take personal checks?

NO. You will need to pay by credit or debit card, money order or cashier's check. If you go in person you can use cash.

What if I want to get the interest waived?

You will need to fill out the following documents and follow the instructions: waiver of interest forms

What if I cannot make my full payment?

Pay as much as you can and then try to make up the payment the following month. The court wants to see consistent monthly payments.

I missed my court date. What should I do?

Contact the Collections Unit at (360) 397-6085 to see what can be done.

Where can I obtain a financial assessment form?
Here is the link to the financial assessment form used by the Collection Unit for determination of a payment schedule and monitoring of legal financial oblitgations. Turn in the completed form to the Collections Unit at 601 W. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, or mail to the attention of the Collections Unit at Clark County Clerk, PO Box 5000, Vancouver WA 98666-5000.

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Clark County Clerk's Office
Street Address: 1200 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2292 | Criminal: (360) 397-2295 | FAX: (360) 397-6099
Juvenile (360) 397-2073 | Collections Unit: (360) 397-6085
TTY: (360) 397-6172
E-mail: countyclerk@clark.wa.gov

Responsible Elected Official: Scott G. Weber , County Clerk

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