The Clerk offers two options for electronic access to select publicly available court records.
*Infrequent / One-Time User
If you are an infrequent user or have a one-time need to access court records, access through the Washington State Digital Archives is available.
State Digital Archives Information
In partnership with the Washington State Digital Archives, the Clerk offers electronic access to select publicly available court records.
Criminal (adult and juvenile)
Unavailable electronic records include statutorily confidential, court ordered sealed, and otherwise restricted by state and/or local court rule. Please see the Access to Court Records Brochure for further information.
Access to Court Records Brochure
Copies of documents filed in Columbia County Superior Court cases may be obtained from the Clerk of the Superior Court through the Digital Archives.
Non-certified copies are available at $0.25 per page, with a $1 Digital Archives service charge per document. Example: The cost of a two-page document would be $1.50.
Certified copies are available at $5 for the first page and $1 each additional page, with a $1 Digital Archives service charge per document. Example: the cost of a five-page document would be $10.00. After payment through the Digital Archives, certified copy orders will be forwarded to the Clerk for preparation and mailing.
State Digital Archives Search Tips
For best search results, it is recommended that you have your Superior Court case number prior to entering the Digital Archives website.
Go to Washington State Archives
Enter case number using the following format (12-2-000011-7) and click search.
Scroll to case number desired
Click on document you want to view
Results show index info
On the right click on the Image
Results will show top 1/3 of document. If you would like to purchase the document, click the back arrow and click "Add to my shopping cart". Follow the rest of the prompts to purchase document.