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Grant County Clerk’s Office staff provides information, not legal advice.
Northwest Justice Project can be a helpful resource for finding free or low cost legal services.
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The legal forms available from the County Clerk 's Office are those required for filing domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Some legal forms are available from office supply or book stores and from various public legal services agencies. Forms to waive the filing fee - In Forma Pauperis - are only available from the County Clerk's Office (only applies to some cases).
Washington pattern forms are required for filing in any family law case such as dissolution of marriage (divorce), child custody, modification of support, paternity, etc. You may obtain the forms in the following ways:
The clerk of each separate court maintains court records. A court can only address requests made concerning records of cases filed in that court. If you were charged with crimes in several different courts, you will need to make your request to each separate court.
Copies of non-confidential court documents may be obtained by mail, in person or email from the County Clerk. Payments may be made in cash, cashier’s check, law firm check, money order, personal check, or debit/credit card. Please make your check payable to Grant County Clerk.
Clerk's Office Fee Schedule (PDF)
Whether a court record of conviction may be vacated, sealed, or destroyed depends upon the type of conviction (felony or misdemeanor), and the court where the conviction was obtained (juvenile or adult).
Forms requesting that the court vacate your misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor conviction may be obtained from Washington Courts website.
Forms requesting that the court vacate your non-violent felony convictions may be obtained from Washington Law Help.
Whether or not you have a court order, if you are being harassed, threatened, or assaulted, call 911 or your local police! Information about filing for protection orders is available on the Clerk's home page under Protection Orders.
Grant County Clerk’s Office staff provides information, not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.
The County Clerk must keep all court records for the Superior Court. They are classified into the following case types:
Every person who shall willfully and unlawfully remove, alter, mutilate, destroy, conceal or obliterate a record, map, book, paper, document, or other thing filed or deposited in a public office, or with any public officer, by authority of the law shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than five years, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
Records are sealed, inspection only on court order.
Protection of participants. Proceedings under this chapter are subject to other laws of this state governing the health, safety, privacy, and liberty of a child or other individuals that could be jeopardized by disclosure of identifying information, including the address, telephone number, place of employment, social security number, and the child's day-care facility and school.
Under the statute all papers and other records are confidential except the judgment of paternity itself, the judgment is a matter of public record. Only parties of record and attorney of record can access the paternity file by providing valid identification to staff. Over the telephone, clerk staff can only verify if a judgment exists and provide the judgment number.
Under the statute all papers and other records are confidential and only open to the patient and the patient's attorney of record by providing valid identification to staff. The existence of any case to the public is not allowed.
Under the statute all papers and other records are confidential and only open to the dependent, the dependent's parents (except not to a parent whose parental rights have been terminated) or to the dependent's or parent's attorney of record (except not when the parent's parental rights have been terminated), a court appointed guardian Ad Litem, and the attorney general. The dependency hearings are open to the public unless otherwise determined by the judicial officer. Any appointed guardian has access to the order appointing them guardian only. In summary, if the parental rights have been terminated by the court the file is no longer accessible by those parties to the action.
Juvenile offender cases filed prior to July 1, 1978 are all confidential, available only to the juvenile, the juvenile's parents (except not to a parent whose parental rights have been terminated through a separate dependency filing), the attorney of record, and the prosecutor. Juvenile offender cases filed on or after July 1, 1978 are public records.