Fees Schedule

Types of payment accepted to the Clerk for filing fees: Cash, Business Checks, Debit, and Credit cards. (No Personal Checks)

Appeals

Title   Service Provided   Fee   RCW
Appeals From Administrative Hearing Decision   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(c)
36.18.020(4)(c)
Appeal From Court of Limited Jurisdiction-Civil Matter   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
(Paid at lower court)
  200.00
30.00
230.00
  36.18.020(2)(b)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Appeal From Court of Limited Jurisdiction-Criminal Matter   Filing
Imposed when affirmed or dismissed
(Paid at lower court)
  200.00   36.18.020(2)(h)
Clerk's Papers   Designation Reproduction   Per page 0.50   36.18.016(21)
RAP 9.7(a)
Notice of Appeal to Appellate Court   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
(Paid to Kittitas County Clerk)
  250.00
40.00
290.00
  36.18.018(2)
36.18.018(4)
Petition For Review of a Court of Appeals Decision Terminating Review   Filing   200.00   2.32.070
Transmittal of Record and Exhibits       Actual cost   RAP 9.8;15.4(e)

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Civil

Title    Service Provided    Fee   RCW
Abstract of Judgment   Filing   20.00    36.18.012(2)
Abstract of Judgment   Preparation - First Page
Each Additional Page
  5.00
1.00
  36.18.016(4)
Arbitration Request for Trial de Novo   Filing   250.00   36.18.016(26)
Anti-harassment Petition / Unlawful Harassment Petition   Forms and Filing   53.00   10.14.040,
36.18.020(2)(d)
Bail Bondsmen Justification   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Ballot Recall   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
29A.56.140
26.18.020(4)(b)
Change of Name   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Change of Venue   Filing fee*
Judicial Surcharge
*(payable to Clerk of County to which case is transferred)

Process Fee
Copy charge (if any)
  200.00
40.00
240.00

20.00
.50 a page
  4.12.090, .100
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

36.18.016(4)
36.18.016(18)
Civil Filing   Filing fee
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Counter Claim
Cross Claim
3rd Party Claim
  Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Common Law Lien   Petition to Invalidate Lien   35.00   60.70.060
36.18.012(9)
Deeds of Trust, Surplus Funds   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  61.24.080(3)
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Diking, Drainage and Sewerage Improvement District   Petition for Review
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  85.15.110
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Election-Affidavit of Elector Contesting Election of Person   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
29A.68
Emancipation of a Minor   Filing   50.00   36.18.014
13.64.020
Extension of Judgment   Filing   200.00   6.17.020
9.94A.760(4)
36.18.016(15)
Frivolous Claim Statute   Filing of Application for Order   35.00   60.04.081(3)
36.18.016(18)
Foreign Judgment or Decree   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Judicial Review   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(c)
36.18.020(5)(c)
35.05.514
Jury Demand   12 Member Jury
6 Member Jury
  250.00
125.00
  36.18.016(3)(a)
Land Use Petition   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
36.70C.040
Legal Newspaper   Petition and Order
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
65.16.020
Meretricious Relationship
(at least 62 years of age)
  Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.60.010
Minor to Marry   Filing Petition and Order   50.00   36.18.050
36.04.010(2)
Property Taxes, Certification of Delinquency, Application For Judgment   Each Contestant at Time of Filing Appeal   2.00   84.64.120
84.64.040
Registration of Land Titles (Torrens Act)   Application for Registration   20.00   65.12.780
36.18.016(14)
Restrictive Covenant   Petition to Strike Discriminatory Provision re real property   20.00   49.60.227, 36.18.012(5)
Supplemental Proceedings   Filing (in existing case)   20.00   36.18.016(7)
Restore Firearm-petition to restore rights   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
9.41.047
Tax Warrant
- Special Fuels Tax
- All other Departments
  Filing   20.00   36.18.012(10)
82.38.235
Transcript of Judgment   Filing   20.00   36.18.012(2)
Unlawful Detainer - residential   1. Default
2. Additional Fee Required by Plaintiff for an Order to Show Cause and/or if Answer is Filed
  85.00
112.00
197.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
36.18.012(4)
Unlawful Detainer - commercial   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Warrant for unpaid taxes for overpayment of benefits by a Washington State agency   Filing   20.00   36.18.012(10)
Water Rights Statement   Filing   25.00   36.18.016(17)
90.03.180 
Water System Requirements (Enforcement Of)   Filing of Certified Copy of Administrative Order
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
70.119A.040(6)
Writs - Attachment
- Garnishment
- Execution on Real Property
- Restitution
  Each Filing   20.00   36.18.016(6)

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Domestic

Title   Service Provided   Fee   RCW
Change of Venue   Filing fee*
Judicial Surcharge
*(payable to clerk of county to which case is transferred)
Process fee

Copy charge (if any)
  200.00
40.00
240.00
20.00
260.00
.50 a page
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

36.18.016(4)

36.18.016(19)
Domestic Relations (Dissolution, Legal Separation, Invalidity)   Filing
Judicial surcharge
Victim Assessment Fee
  200.00
40.00
54.00
294.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
36.18.16(2)(b)
Extension of Judgment   Filing   200.00   36.18.016(14)
6.17.020 9.94A.
Non-Parental Custody   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Modification of Decree   Filing in Existing Case   36.00
  36.18.016(2)
Modification of Decree - of all other Counties/States   Filing fee
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Notice of Relocation   Filing   No charge    
Objection to Relocation   Filing   36.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
Out of State Custody Decree   Filing fee (Foreign Judgment)
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Parentage (Paternity, Challenge, Parenting Plan/Support)   Filing
Judicial surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Supplemental Proceedings   Filing (in existing case)   20.00   36.18.016(7)
Termination of Parent-Child Relationship   Filing fee
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance or Child Support   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Writs - Attachment
- Garnishment
- Execution on Real Property
- Restitution
  Each Filing   20.00   36.18.016(6)

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Probate/Adoption/Paternity

Title   Service Provided   Fee   RCW
Adoption   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Appointment of Special Representative   Filing   2.00   11.96A.250, 36.18.050
Certificate of Qualification   Issuance (Form K)   5.00   36.18.016(9)
Certified Copy of Letters (Administration, Testamentary, Guardianship)   Certified Copy/Issue Letters   5.00   36.18.016(9)
Escheat - Probate Proceedings   Filing Claim
Judicial Surcharge

Filing Revenue Dept. Affidavit
  200.00
40.00
240.00
2.00
  36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(4)(b)

11.08.300
Estate (Probate)   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Guardianship   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Non-Judicial Resolution
(Petition, Agreement or Memorandum)
  Filing   20.00    36.18.012(8)
Non-Probate Notice to Creditors   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Notice to Creditors-When Probate is filed in county other than where decedent resided   Filing   20.00   11.40.020(2)
Paternity   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Paternity Modification   Filing
  36.00
  36.18.016
Petition Objecting to Non-Judicial Resolution   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Petition Contesting Will or Trust (TEDRA)   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Petition To Admit Rejected Will   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Small Estate   Filing   20.00   36.18.050
Termination of Parent-Child Relationship (no charge to DSHS)   Filing
Judicial Surcharge
  200.00
40.00
240.00
  36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
Will Only (after death - no probate contemplated)   Filing   20.00   36.18.012(7)
36.18.016(27)
Will Repository (before death)   Filing   20.00   36.18.016(28)
36.18.012(7)

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Miscellaneous

Title   Service Provided   Fee   RCW
Approving Bonds, in other than civil or probate       2.00   36.18.016(8)
Authenticated or Exemplified Certificate   Certificate $2.00 per seal (in addition to normal copy fees for documents attached to certificate 5.00 1st page 1.00 per page thereafter)   2.00
Plus copies
5/1
  36.18.016(4)
 Notices, Summons, Subpoenas. Certificate of Deposition for Out of State Depositions   Issuance
(See also RCW 5.56.010 for further provisions)
  20.00   36.18.050
Convenience Fee   For Electronic Payment Services
(Payer to bear cost)
  Variable   36.23.100
Certified Copies (with seal)   5.00 for the first page and 1.00 per page thereafter   5.00
1.00
  36.18.016(4)
Non-court copies   Forms, RCW copies, PRA copies   .15 per page   42.56.120
Non-certified court copies   Documents that ARE part of the court record   .50 per page   36.18.016(4)
Electronic non-certified copies   E-mail
CD (per page)
Plus cost of CD)
  .25 per page
.25 per page
20.00
  36.18.016(4)
Executing Certificates   Per Execution   2.00   36.18.016(5)
Ex Parte   Presentation of Order   30.00   36.18.016(12)
Fax Fees   Receiving documents - 1st page
Thereafter
  5.00
1.00
  36.18.016(20)
Fees In Special Cases   Where no fee is provided for - fees similar and equal to those allowed for services of the same kind   Variable   36.18.050
Filing of Papers Not Related to Litigation and No Other Amount Specified   Filing   20.00   36.18.012(3)
Investment Service Fee - if Written Request Received   Service Fee for Interest Investments   5% of income earned   36.48.090
Legal Financial Obligation   Annual Fee Allowed   100.00   36.18.016(29)
NFS fee       35.00 per check   Local Resolution
Passport    Processing Fee
(Payable to Kittitas County Clerk)
Payable to Passport Services:
-  $110.00 - adult
- $80.00 - under 16
- $60.00 - if expedited
Plus any Expedited Postage
  25.00   36.18.016(10)
Reports & Copies Produced at the Local Level as Permitted by 2.68.020 and Supreme Court Policy   Copies and Reports   Variable   36.18.016(22)
Searching Records   Per Hour (1 hour minimum)   30.00   36.18.016(11)
Cost of non-statutory services rendered by clerk by authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged       Actual cost   36.18.016(24)

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Fee Exceptions

Title   Service Provided   RCW
Abstracts   For filings from another county clerk for LFO collection   36.18.020(4)
Adoption   Preplacement report filed prior to petition for adoption   26.33.190(5)
Aliens, Commitment Of   No charge to U.S. Immigrations office for copies   10.70.150
Anti-Harassment   No charge for forms and brochures
No filing fee for Petitions relating to stalking, sex offense or domestic violence
  10.14.040(4)
10.14.055
Appeals to Supreme Court or Court of Appeals   By state or municipality
By indigent party
  2.32.070
4.88.330
Appeals, Criminal RALJ   No initial filing fee – See Criminal below   36.18.020(2)(b)
Appeals, Explanatory Statements   No costs to either party   29A.32.040
ARY & CHINS Petitions   Petitioner – No filing or copy fee   13.04.160
Attorney General   Exempt from filing fees relating to paternity or support   74.20.300
Ballot Recall - Elected Official   No filing fee   29A.56.140
Ballot Title Dissatisfaction   No filing fee   29A.72.080
Certificate of Delinquency   No cost to County Treasurer   84.64.050(4)
Child Support/Maintenance Petitions   No filing fee when filed by State of Washington   26.18.040(2)
Condemnation (Eminent Domain)   No fee for school districts, except on appeal   8.16.150
Criminal   No fee for filing – costs assessed (including filing fee) upon conviction or plea of guilty, upon failure to prosecute RALJ appeal, or affirmance of lower court conviction   36.18.020(2)(h)
**Definitions Title 10**   Dissemination of Criminal History Information.
This RCW cite is commonly referenced by prosecutors to obtain free copies. This RCW cite does NOT provide free copies of court records as they are exempt by definition. Superior Court Clerk does not disseminate criminal history information.
  10.97.100
10.97.030(4)
10.97.030(5)
Dependency   No filing fee   13.34.040
Disclaimer   Upon the deposit of money/property, no costs to determine conflicting claims of property (costs may be assessed by Court)   4.08.170
Disclaimer of Interest   Limitations apply – see RCW   11.86.031(4)
Domestic Violence   No charge to petitioner for forms, brochures or obtaining Protection Orders.
No charge filing or service of process
No charge for certified copies to Petitioner
  26.50.030(4)
36.18.020(3)
26.50.040
Domestic Violence-Other Copies   Foreign prosecutor or foreign law enforcement agency seeking to enforce a Washington Protection Order (foreign = non-Washington)   26.52.060
Emancipations   No charge for one certified copy of Decree to Petitioner   13.64.050(3)
Employment Security   (Judicial Review on Unemployment Compensation)
-No fees of any kind chargeable to individuals
-No fees for department for any of Clerks’ services
  5032.110
50.32.190
Free Forms & Brochures   Domestic Violence Act (RCW 26.50.030)

Unlawful Harassment Act
Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  36.18.020(3)
26.50.030(4)
10.14.040(4)
74.34.110(9)
Guardianship or Limited Guardianship   No fee for filing when assets less than $3,000
No prepayment when filed by AG – may be ordered paid by estate
  11.88.030(4)
11.88.030(3)(b)
Guardianship to Estate   Cause Code migration/no additional fee is charged to transfer the guardianship file to a probate proceeding when migration is ordered   11.88.150(2)
In Forma Pauperis   Waiver of filing fee due to financial hardship   36.18.022
Irrigation/Reclamation District   No fee for Oath of Commissioner/Board Member of Joint Irrigation District   87.80.100
Insurance Commissioner   Exempt from filing fees   48.31.230
Interpleader   Plaintiff exempt from filing fees and costs; disputed indebtedness placed into court registry by plaintiff upon filing; filing fees to be paid when money is disbursed.   4.08.160-180
Juvenile Offender   No fee for filing or service   13.04.160
Juvenile Dependency   No fee for filing or service on Dependency, Guardianship, or Termination
No filing fee on Truancy (under RCW 28A.225.030)
  13.34.040
36.18.020(2)(a)
Labor & Industries   No filing fee to file complaint to prosecute for collection of wage assign. (RCW 49.48.040–80)   49.48.040(2)
Mental Illness – Jury   No jury fee   MPR 3.3
Prosecutor   Exempt from filing fees related to paternity or support   74.20.300
Prosecutor in State of WA   No fees for copies of criminal pleadings   9.94A.500
Relinquishment of a Child   No filing fee to a department, agency or prospective adoptive parent (under RCW 26.33.080)   36.18.020(3)
Service Personnel – US armed forces   No fees for copies to service personnel (for determining entitlements for family/other benefits)   73.04.120
Sex Offender Registration   No fees for certified copies to Law Enforcement Agencies (see RCW for limitations)   36.18.016(27)
Social & Health Services (aka Support Enforcement)   Dept. is exempt from filing and copy fees relating to paternity or support
-Judicial review, no filing fees for individuals (under RCW 34.05.514)
  74.20.300
74.08.080(3)
UIFSA (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act)   No filing fee – fees may be assessed   26.21A.260
Veterans   - Marital Status
No fees for copies for family or legal representative of deceased when required in connection with claim pending before the VA (see RCW for full wording)
- Pension, Bounty, Back pay
No fee for administering oaths, preparing official certificate or perfecting a voucher
(see RCW for full wording)
- VA Administration for Benefit Eligibility
No charge for copies to VA, applicant or person acting on applicant’s behalf
(see RCW for full wording)
  73.04.120
73.04.010
73.36.155
Vulnerable Adult   No filing fee   74.34.110(9)
Wage Claim Assignments   Court costs by L&I for prosecution
(under RCW 49.48.040-080)
  49.48.040(2)

  

Note

  • 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 V.A. (Do not charge for copies of any documents that an applicant for naturalization needs to accompany his application for citizenship).
  • Fees to be paid in advance except for state and county (36.18.060). (Clerk’s Office vouchers the State and cities).
  • Fees are non-refundable.