Clerk of Superior Court

Mission Statement

To efficiently maintain and protect the integrity and accuracy of the judicial records of Douglas County Superior Court while serving the public in a courteous, professional and timely manner.

Notice

This office no longer processes passport applications.

  1. About the Clerk
  2. COVID-19 Response

About the Clerk

The Clerk is the administrative and financial officer of Superior Court. The office is a highly technical office performing legal, clerical, and accounting functions to contribute to prompt and accurate processing of the following types of proceedings:

  • Adoption
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Domestic
  • Juvenile
  • Mental illness
  • Paternity
  • Probate

Records

State statute provides that the Clerk be present in all court proceedings and that accurate minutes be written and preserved.

Financial records are an important element of court cases and the Clerk administers these in the form of:

  • Bail
  • Child support
  • Judgments
  • Offender financial obligations
  • Restitution

All monies deposited with the Court for the benefits of litigants or minors are disbursed or invested by the Clerk.

Appeals & Court Process

The Clerk processes appeals from lower courts and prepares cases for processing at the Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court. The Clerk issues Court process in the form of:

  • Abstracts
  • Attachments
  • Bench warrants
  • Executions on judgments
  • Garnishments
  • Subpoenas

The Clerk is the jury administrator for the court and issues summons for jurors to appear for jury duty.