Fee Schedule

Civil

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Abstract of Judgment

Filing

$20.00

36.18.012(2)

Abstract of Judgment

Preparation

$5.00

$1.00 for each additional page

36.18.016(4)

Anti-Harassment Petition

Filing

$53.00

36.18.020(2)(d)/10.14.040

Bail Bond Justification

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)

Change of Name

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)

Civil Case Filing

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)

Committed Intimate Relationship (Meretricious Committed Intimate Relationship)

Filing

$260.00

36.18.020

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

$240.00
$197.00
$85.00
$260.00

36.18.020
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.012(5)
36.18.016(2)(a)

Deeds of Trust, Surplus Funds

Filing

$240.00

61.24.080(3)
36.18.020(2)(a)

Election–Affidavit of Elector Contesting Election of Person

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
28A305.070
29.65.020

Emancipation of Minor

Filing

$50.00

36.18.014

Foreign Judgment

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)

Frivolous Lien/Claim Statute

Filing of Application for Order

$35.00

36.18.016(17)

Judicial Review

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(c)

Jury Demand

6 member jury
12 member jury

$125.00
$250.00

36.18.016(3)

Land Use Petition

Filing

$240.00

36.70C.040
36.18.020(2)(a)

Legal Newspaper
(effective 6/11/41)

Filing Petition & Order

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
65.16.040

Property Taxes, Certification of Delinquency, Application for Judgment

Filing; $2 each contestant at time of filing appeal

$2.00

86.64.120
86.64.040

Registration of Land Titles (Torrens Act)

Filing

$20.00

65.12.780
36.18.016(13)

Restoration of Rights to Possess Firearms

Filing

$240.00

9.41.047
36.18.020(2)(a)

Restrictive covenant for filing petition to strike discriminatory provisions in real estate

Filing

$20.00

36.18.012(5)
49.60.227

Supplemental Proceedings

Filing

$20.00

36.18.016(7)

Tax Warrants - Dept of Revenue; All other depts. Special Fuels Tax

Filing

$20.00

36.18.012(10)
36.18.050
82.38.235

Transcript of Judgment

Filing

$20.00

36.18.012(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 Statement

Filing

$25.00

36.18.016(16)
90.03.180

Water System Requirements (Enforcement of---)

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
79.119A040(6)

Work Permits -minor under 14 yrs of age (Petition)

Filing

$50.00

28A.225.080

Writs of: Attachment, Garnishment or Restitution, Execution of Real Property

Each filing

$20.00

36.18.016(6)
36.18.050

Domestic

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Custody

Filing

$260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)
26.12.240

Custody – Out of State Decree

Filing to enforce or modify

$260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016 (15)
26.12.240
26.27.441

Domestic Relations (Divorce, Legal Separation, Validity of Marriage)

Filing

$314.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
26.12.240
36.18.016(15)
36.18.016(2)(b)

Modification of Decree - In existing Lewis Cause #

Filing in existing case

$56.00

36.18.016(2)
36.18.016(15)

Modification of Decree - Never filed in this county

New Filing

$260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)

Objection to Relocation Notice

Filing in Existing Case

$56.00

36.18.050
36.18.016(15)

Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance or Child Support

Filing of Original action

$260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)
26.18.070

Probate/Paternity/Adoption

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Adoption

Filing

$260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)
26.12.240

Adoption Certified Copy Fee (for vital records)

Certified copy

$20.00

Vital records

Adoption registration fee (for vital records)

Seal the file

$15.00

Vital records

Certificate of Qualification

Issuance (Form K)

$5.00

36.18.016(9)

Disclaimer of Interest

Fee repealed - see exceptions

$-0-

11.86.031(4)

Escheat - Probate Proceedings

Filing Claim
Filing Dept. of Revenue
Affidavit

$240.00
$2.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
11.08.300

Estate - Probate

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)

Guardianship

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)

Letters of Administration, Guardianship or Testamentary

Issuance & certified copy

$5.00

36.18.016(9)

Non-judicial probate dispute filed within existing case

Filing - Petition, written agreement/memorandum

$20.00

11.96A.220
36.18.020

Non-Probate Notice to Creditors

Filing

$240.00

11.42.010(3)(a)
36.18.020(2)(f)

Notice to Creditors
- Probate filed in another county where decedent resided

Filing

$20.00

36.18.050
11.40.020(2)

Paternity

Filing

$260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)
26.18.070

Paternity Modification

Filing

$56.00

36.18.016(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)
26.18.070

Petition Contesting Will

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)

Petition Objecting to Non-Judicial Resolution

Filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)

Petition to Admit Rejected Will

Filing

$200.00

36.18.020(2)(g)

Small Estate

Filing

$20.00

11.62.010
36.18.050

TEDRA (trust and estate dispute resolution)

Filing

$240.00

11.96A.090

36.18.020(2,5)

Termination of Child Relationship

Filing

$260.00

26.12.240
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(15)

Will Only (after death - no probate contemplated)

Filing

$20.00

36.18.012(7)

Will Repository (people still living.)

Filing

$20.00

11.12.265
36.18.016(28)

Criminal (Imposed by Court Upon Conviction or Guilty Plea)

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Collection fee – Criminal

Charge per case per year for clerk to supervise collection of payments

$100

36.18.016(29)

Crime Victim Penalty upon conviction/admission of guilt

Felony
Gross Misdemeanor

$500.00
$250.00

7.68.035

Filing Fee/Costs imposed & reimbursement to county following admission of guilt/conviction

Filing

$200.00

36.18.020(h)

Jury fee upon conviction

6-person jury
12-person jury

$125.00
$250.00

7.68.035
36.18.016(3)(b)

10.46.190

Juvenile Fees

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Crime Victim Penalty upon conviction/admission of guilt

Felony
Gross Misdemeanor

$100.00
$75.00

7.68.035(1)(b)

Appeals

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Appeals from Administrative Hearing Decision

Filing

$240.00

34.05.514
36.18.020(2)(c)

Civil Appeal from Court of Limited Jurisdiction

Filing

$230.00

36.18.020(2)(b)

Clerk’s Certificate on Appeal

$2.00

36.18.016(5)

Clerk's Papers

Preparation of designated papers

$0.50 per pg

36.18.016(21)

Notice of Appeal from Superior Court matter to Appellate Court

Filing (payable to Lewis County Clerk)

$290.00

36.18.018(2)
2.32.070

Petition to Review Court of Appeal Decision Terminating Review

Filing

$290.00

2.32.070

Transmittal of record & exhibits to Appellate Court

mailing costs

actual cost

RAP 9.8 & 15.4(e)

Upon conviction; failure to prosecute appeal; or affirming conviction in Court of limited jurisdiction

Filing

$230.00

36.18.020(2)(h)

Miscellaneous

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Authenticated or Exemplified copies of documents on file

$2 per seal

$4.00

plus copies

36.18.016(5)
36.18.016(4)

Bench Warrants, Notices, Summons, Subpoenas, Certificates of Deposition for Out of State Depositions

Issuance

$20.00

36.18.050

Bond – approving, including justification on the bond other than in civil actions & probate proceedings

$2.00

36.18.016(8)

Certificate

Executing with or without seal

$2.00

36.18.016(5)

Change of Venue

Filing fee (payable to Clerk of County to which case is being transferred) or $240 for domestic case Preparing Change Venue

$240.00

$20.00

4.12.090
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.016(18)
CR 82(d)

Copies: Certified copies of documents from legal file or imaged documents

First page of each document

Every following page of each document

$5.00

$1.00 per page

36.18.016(4)

Copies: documents without seal (un-filed, filed or scanned)

Per page -

$0.50

36.18.016(4)

Copies: electronic copies - e-mailing documents w/o seal

e-mailing (per page)

$0.25

36.18.016(4)

Diking, Drainage & Sewerage Improvement District

Petition for Review filing

$240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
85.15.110

Ex Parte

Presentation of Order, Conforming provided copies per order

$30.00

36.18.016(12)

Extension of judgment

Filing

$200.00

36.18.016(15)
6.17.020

Fees in Special Cases – where no fee is provided for; fees similar & equal to those allowed for services of the same kind

Filing

Variable

36.18.050

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

$20.00

36.18.012(3)

Investment Service Fee – if written request received for service

Service fee for interest investments

5% of Income Earned

36.48.090

NSF Check charge

NSF

$50.00

36.18.016(24)

Oaths & Affirmations

Fee repealed

-0-

36.18.016

Passports

Clerk's fee -

Fee to Passport SVCs
adult -

under 16 yrs of age -

Expedite fee -

$35.00

$110.00

$80.00

$60.00

36.18.016(10)

Reports & copies produced at the local level as permitted by 2.68.020 & Supreme Court Policy

Copies & reports

Variable

36.18.016(22)

Statistical Reports

Compiling (charge per hr)

$30.00

36.18.016(11)

Tape/CD Duplication

Video

Audio

$25.00

$10.00

36.18.016(13)

Witness/Jury Fee

per day + .$0.58 per mile

$15.00

Cost of non-statutory services rendered by clerk by authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged

Actual cost

36.18.016(24)

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 Report

RCW 26.33.190(5) – Report filed at not cost, even if no case filed yet. Fee is required when Petition For Adoption is filed

Disclaimer of Interest

Repealed 2005 –No charge

Domestic Violence Petitions

RCW 26.50.040 – No filing fees, forms provided free of charge, no charges for certified copies or service fees.

Employment Security

50.32.110,50.32.190 –Judicial Review on Unemployment Compensation - No fees of any kind chargeable to individuals-No fees for department for any clerks

Guardianships

RCW 11.88.030(3,4) – 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.

Immigration

RCW 10.70.150 - No charge for any fees to the U.S. Dept. of Immigration for requests relating to their duties.

Informa Pauperis

RCW 7.36.250 – If order signed, Clerk does not charge fee at time of filing.

Paternity & Support Actions

RCW 74.20.300 – No fees charged to DSHS or Prosecutor in these cases.

Protection of Vulnerable Adults

RCW 36.18.020(2)(a) & 74.34.110(9) - No filing fees, forms provided free of charge, no charges for certified copies.

Public Assistance

RCW 34.05.514 – No filing fee charged to those filing for judicial review of an order entered in a public assistance program.

Relinquishment for adoption

RCW 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.

Notes

  • 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.)