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TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
Abstract of JudgmentFiling$20.0036.18.012(2)
Abstract of JudgmentPreparation$5.0036.18.016(4)
Anti-Harassment PetitionFiling$53.0036.18.018.020(2)(d)10.14.040
Bail Bond JustificationFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)
Change of NameFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)
Civil Case FilingFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)
Common Law Lien-PetitionFiling$35.0036.18.020(8)
Counter-claim, Cross-claim, 3rd Party claim
  - Exception
- File in Existing Case File

- In Unlawful Detainer Case
- In Modification Case filed within original Domestic file
- In original Domestic action
-Includes Facilitator Surcharge

Deeds of Trust, Surplus FundsFiling$240.0061.24.080(3)36.18.020(2)(a)
Election–Affidavit of Elector Contesting Election of PersonFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)28A305.07029.65.020
Emancipation of MinorFiling$50.0036.18.014
Foreign JudgmentFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)
Frivolous Lien/Claim StatuteFiling of Application for Order$35.0036.18.016(17)
Judicial ReviewFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(c)
Jury Demand6 member jury
12 member jury
Land Use PetitionFiling240.0036.70C.04036.18.020(2)(a)
Legal Newspaper
(effective 6/11/41)
Filing Petition & Order$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)65.16.040
Property Taxes, Certification of Delinquency, Application for JudgmentFiling; $2 each contestant at time of filing appeal$2.0086.64.12086.64.040
Registration of Land Titles (Torrens Act)Filing$20.0065.12.78036.18.016(13)
Restoration of Rights to Possess FirearmsFiling$
Restrictive covenant for filing petition to strike discriminatory provisions in real estateFiling$20.0036.18.012(5)49.60.227
Supplemental ProceedingsFiling$20.0036.18.016(7)
Tax Warrants - Dept of Revenue; All other depts. Special Fuels TaxFiling$20.0036.18.012(10)36.18.05082.38.235
Transcript of JudgmentFiling$20.0036.18.012(2)
Unlawful Detainer
  1. Filing
  2. Defendant files Answer or Order to Show Cause, Plaintiff pays fee
  3. Full filing fee
1. $85.00
2. $112.00
3. $197.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.012(4)
Water Rights StatementFiling$25.0036.18.016(16)90.03.180
Water System Requirements (Enforcement of---)Filing$240.0036.18.020(2)(a)79.119A040(6)
Work Permits -minor under 14 yrs of age (Petition)Filing$50.0028A.225.080
Writs of: Attachment, Garnishment or Restitution, Execution of Real PropertyEach filing$20.0036.18.016(6)36.18.050


TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
Custody – Out of State DecreeFiling to enforce or modify$260.0036.18.020(2)(a)36.18.016 (15)26.12.24026.27.150(1)
Domestic Relations (Divorce, Legal Separation, Validity of Marriage)Filing$314.0036.18.020(2)
Modification of Decree - In existing Lewis Cause #Filing in existing case$56.0036.18.016(2)36.18.016(15)
Modification of Decree - Never filed in this countyNew Filing$260.0036.18.020(2)(a)36.18.016(15)
Objection to Relocation NoticeFiling in Existing Case$56.0036.18.05036.18.016(15)
Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance or Child SupportFiling of Original action$260.0036.18.020(2)(a)36.18.016 (15)26.18.070


TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
AdoptionFiling$260.0036.18.020(2)(a)36.18.016 (15)26.12.240
Adoption Certified Copy Fee (for vital records)Certified copy$20.00Vital records
Adoption registration fee (for vital records)Seal the file$15.00Vital records
Certificate of QualificationIssuance (Form K)$5.0036.18.016(9)
Disclaimer of InterestFee repealed - see exceptions$-0-11.86.031(4)
Escheat - Probate ProceedingsFiling Claim
Filing Dept. of Revenue
Estate - ProbateFiling$240.0036.18.020(2)(f)
Letters of Administration, Guardianship or TestamentaryIssuance & certified copy$5.0036.18.016(9)
Non-judicial probate dispute filed within existing caseFiling - Petition, written agreement/memorandum$20.0011.96A.22036.18.020(7)
Non-Probate Notice to CreditorsFiling$240.0011.42.010(3)(a)36.18.020(2)(f)
Notice to Creditors
- Probate filed in another county where decedent resided
36.18.020(2)(a)36.18.016 (15)26.18.070
Paternity ModificationFiling
36.18.016(2)(a)36.18.016 (15)26.18.070
Petition Contesting WillFiling
Petition Objecting to Non-Judicial ResolutionFiling
Petition to Admit Rejected WillFiling
Small EstateFiling
TEDRA (trust and estate dispute resolution)Filing$240.0011.96A.090
Termination of Child RelationshipFiling
26.12.24036.18.020(2) (a)36.18.016(15)
Will Only (after death - no probate contemplated)Filing
Will Repository (people still living.)Filing
11.12.26536. 18.016(26)

Criminal (imposed by Court upon conviction or guilty plea)

TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
Collection fee – CriminalCharge per case per year for clerk to supervise collection of payments$10036.18.016(29)
Crime Victim Penalty upon conviction/admission of guiltFelony
Gross Misdemeanor
Filing Fee/Costs imposed & reimbursement to county following admission of guilt/convictionFiling
Jury fee upon conviction6-person jury
12-person jury

Juvenile Fees

TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
Crime Victim Penalty upon conviction/admission of guiltFelony
Gross Misdemeanor


TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
Appeals from Administrative Hearing DecisionFiling
Civil Appeal from Court of Limited JurisdictionFiling
Clerk’s Certificate on Appeal
Clerk's PapersPreparation of designated papers
$0.50 per pg
36.18.016(20) (a),15.4(e)
Notice of Appeal from Superior Court matter to Appellate CourtFiling (payable to Lewis County Clerk)
Petition to Review Court of Appeal Decision Terminating ReviewFiling
Transmittal of record & exhibits to Appellate Courtmailing costs
actual cost
RAP 9.8 & 15.4(e)
Upon conviction; failure to prosecute appeal; or affirming conviction in Court of limited jurisdictionFiling


TitleService ProvidedFeeRCW
Authenticated or Exemplified copies of documents on file$2 per seal
plus copies
Bench Warrants, Notices, Summons, Subpoenas, Certificates of Deposition for Out of State DepositionsIssuance
Bond – approving, including justification on the bond other than in civil actions & probate proceedings
CertificateExecuting with or without seal
Change of VenueFiling fee (payable to Clerk of County to which case is being transferred) or $240 for domestic case Preparing Change Venue
4.12.09036.18.020(2)(a)36.18.016(18)CR 82(d)
Copies: Certified copies of documents from legal file or imaged documentsFirst page of each document
Every following page of each document
$1.00 per page
Copies: documents without seal (un-filed, filed or scanned)Per page -
Copies: electronic copies - e-mailing documents w/o seale-mailing (per page)
Diking, Drainage & Sewerage Improvement DistrictPetition for Review filing
Ex PartePresentation of Order, Conforming provided copies per order
Extension of judgment Filing
Fees in Special Cases – where no fee is provided for; fees similar & equal to those allowed for services of the same kindFiling
Filing any paper not related to or part of any Civil, Criminal or Probate matter, required or permitted to be filed for which no other charge is provided by law. Filing
Investment Service Fee – if written request received for service Service fee for interest investments
5% of Income Earned
NSF Check chargeNSF$50.0036.18.016(24)
Oaths & AffirmationsFee repealed
PassportsClerk's fee -

Fee to Passport SVCs
adult -

under 16 yrs of age -

Expedite fee -



Reports & copies produced at the local level as permitted by 2.68.020 & Supreme Court PolicyCopies & reports
Statistical ReportsCompiling (charge per hr)
Tape/CD DuplicationVideo
Witness/Jury Fee per day + .$0.405 per mile
Cost of non-statutory services rendered by clerk by authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged
Actual cost

Fees In Special Cases

  1. When the Clerk is required to perform services for which no fee or compensation are specifically listed, the Clerk shall be allowed fees similar to and allowed for similar services by statute. 2. Investment service charge and earnings under RCW 36.48.090 must be charged 3. Costs for non-statutory services rendered by clerk by authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged.

Fee Exemptions

Adoptions Preplacement ReportRCW 26.33.190 – Report filed at not cost, even if no case filed yet. Fee is required when Pet. For Adoption is filed
Disclaimer of InterestRepealed 2005 –No charge
Domestic Violence PetitionsRCW 26.50.040 – No filing fees, forms provided free of charge, no charges for certified copies or service fees.
Employment Security50.32.110,50.32.190 –Judicial Review on Unemployment Compensation - No fees of any kind chargeable to individuals-No fees for department for any clerks
GuardianshipsRCW 11.88.030 – If attorney general petitions for appointment of guardian, no fee charged. Or if the alleged incapacitated person has less than $3,000 in total assets, no filing fee is charged.
ImmigrationNo charge for any fees to the U.S. Dept. of Immigration for requests relating to their duties.
Informa PauperisRCW 7.36.250 – If order signed, Clerk does not charge fee at time of filing.
Paternity & Support ActionsRCW 74.20.300 – No fees charged to DSHS or Prosecutor in these cases.
Protection of Vulnerable AdultsRCW 36.18.020(2)(a) & 74.34.110 - No filing fees, forms provided free of charge, no charges for certified copies.
Public AssistanceRCW 34.05.514 – No filing fee charged to those filing for judicial review of an order entered in a public assistance program.
Relinquishment for adoptionRCW 36.18.020(3) – No fee for filing petitions under this RCW.
Veterans Administration RCW 73.36.155 & 73.04.120 –No fees charged to the requesting party when requesting copies of legal documents for matters concerning VA eligibility, etc.


  • Fees to be charged to all cities, other counties, other states, unless specifically stated otherwise.
  • Fees to be charged to all state agencies unless there is a specific statutory authority (98 Wn2d 606).
  • No statutory authority to NOT charge federal agencies except U.S. Immigration and Veterans Administration.
  • Fees to be paid in advance except for state and county (36.18.060). (We voucher the State and cities.)