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Civil Unit

Phone: (360) 397-2225, ext. 0

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays or county closures)

Process Service

**Delays may be 2 weeks or longer for initial service attempts after receipt of papers**

  • DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED along with service papers

    Deposit options at the counter:

o     Cash

o     Business check payable to Clark County Sheriff

o     Cashier’s check or money order payable to Clark County Sheriff

o     Credit/debit - subject to a convenience fee

    Deposit options by mail:

o     Business check payable to Clark County Sheriff

o     Cashier's check or money order payable to Clark County Sheriff

o     NEW: If you are sending your packet via mail and you wish to pay your deposit by credit/debit - please specify that information in your cover letter; we will contact you with deposit information. (Subject to a convenience fee.)


  • Provide a cover letter- list special requirements (click here for sample letter)
  • Provide DAYTIME contact phone number and name
  • Provide a self-addressed stamped envelope

Paying a bill? Click credit/debit to pay by credit card. You will need the ID number from your billing letter.


Writs of Restitution


o     4 duplicate original Writs of Restitution - original seal and signature of clerk

o     1 Completed Tenant Information Sheet - click here

o     1 Completed Request for Storage of Personal Property

o     Sheriff’s Indemnity Bond for commercial evictions

  • Deposits are required. Call the unit for information.

Writ of Execution - Order of Sale / Replevins / Attachments

Paperwork requirements vary depending on the type of action:
Replevin requirements
Personal Property sales requirements
Real Property sales requirements

    All cases require a deposit on fees

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

  • Call the unit for clarification or more information


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 8-4 p.m.

Responsible Elected Official: Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins

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