Skamania County Clerk's Office

SHARON VANCE

County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of Superior Court

 

The County Clerk

The County Clerk is one of several independent, elected officials provided by the Washington State Constitution (Article IV, Sec 26), with specific and special duties assigned by statute, as well as local and state court rules.  The position of County Clerk is best characterized as the administrative and financial officer of the Superior Court.  The County Clerk’s purpose is to ensure the separation of powers among the three branches of government by preserving the integrity of the judiciary.  Those three branches are Executive, Judicial, and Legislative.  This purpose is accomplished in three ways:

  1. By being independent of the judicial branch, the Clerk protects the judiciary from the appearance of impropriety or unfairness in the setting of cases, implementation of orders, or investment of funds.
  2. The Clerk is located in the Executive Branch of government and provides the avenue for external oversight of the judiciary without legislative or executive branch interference with its actions, integrity or independence.
  3. As an independent elected official, the Clerk preserves for the public unrestrained access to a fair, accurate, and independently established record of the opinions, decisions, and judgments of the court.
Last modified: May 20, 2010
Contact Us

Office Hours:
8:30 – 5:00
Monday - Friday

 (excluding legal holidays)

Office location:
240 NW Vancouver Ave
Stevenson, WA 98648

Mailing address:
PO Box 790
Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone:
(509) 427-3770

Fax:
(509) 427-3777

Jury Recorder:

 (509)427-3778

Email:
Sharon Vance, Clerk