Effective September 1, 2013, Clark County District Court will require all attorneys and government agencies to file documents and pleadings electronically. People who are not attorneys and wish to represent themselves must file paper documents. (Local Court Rule-LGR30)
E-file FTP site:
*Only for registered efile users
Before you can e-file, you must first:
Clark County District Court E-File Registration form (PDF fillable)
*This form can also be used to update existing e-file accounts.
Submit a completed registration form to the District Court Administrative Offices, by mail (PO Box 9806, Vancouver, WA 98666-8806) or email (email@example.com). A username and password will typically be issued within four to five weeks.
Submit a test document. After receiving your login information, please submit a test document (specify clearly on that it is a TEST DOCUMENT). Once your document is filed and processed by the Court, you will receive a confirmation email.
If the email does not arrive in your inbox, please check your junk mail. If the email does not arrive in either your inbox or junk mail, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After receiving confirmation from the courts, you are ready to e-file.
Documents may be submitted to District Court in the ONLY following formats:
Make sure your documents are legible, with clear images, before e-filing. Documents that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
Documents can be e-filed between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. Anything that does not download from the FTP site before the 4:30pm cut-off will be downloaded the following business day at 8:00am.
E-filers are responsible for making sure that their documents have been fully downloaded to the Court before their deadline.
- The e-file system time is set by the County's system time, which may or may not match your clock exactly.
- The downloading process takes time. Dropping a document into the FTP site at 4:28pm may or may not download to the court that afternoon.
Instructions on uploading documents
- E-filing instructions using File Explorer - Windows 10
- E-filing instructions using Windows Explorer - Windows 7 or older
- E-filing instructions using FileZilla
Once your documents are filed and processed by the Court, a conformed copy will be emailed to you. Confirmation emails will only be emailed to the primary email address on your account. If your e-filing is not accepted, you will be notified by email. Please be sure that your email provider allows you to receive emails with attachments of 25MB in size and larger.
Documents accepted through e-filing
The new local rule, LGR 30 Mandatory Electronic Filing, applies to pleadings related to an open court case, new cases and answers to writs of garnishment. Documents longer than 500 pages can be filed electronically or by hand.
- New District Court cases can be e-filed after the filing fee has been paid and a case number has been issued. Please indicate the case numbers and e-file a copy of the payment confirmation.
- To obtain a civil case number, call District Court at (564) 397-2060.
- Filing fees can be paid online with Point and Pay: https://client.pointandpay.net/recurring/ClarkCountyDistCourtWA
**Please limit each transaction to five (5) cases.
Documents NOT accepted through e-filing
- Foreign judgments
- Original wills
- Certified records of proceedings for purposes of appeal
- Negotiable instruments
- Bail bonds
- Documents presented for filing during a court hearing or trial
- Documents of foreign governments under official seal
- Bench copies for the judicial office
Some District Court forms can be located on the Forms page.
Three Years of Inactivity
Effective immediately, if your efile account with Clark County District Court has been inactivate for 3 (three) or more years, it will automatically be deleted.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
As we send out notification emails to all accounts, any undeliverable email addresses/accounts will be removed from the efile rolls.
As of April 27, 2022, if you have an efile account with District Court, you will start to see a text file in your folder: email.txt
Please do not open or delete this file.