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Fee Schedule

Civil
Adult Criminal/Juvenile Offender Assessments
Family Law/Adoption
Probate/Guardianship
Appeals
Miscellaneous
Exemptions

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CIVIL

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Abstract of Judgment 

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(2)

Preparation of:
First Page
Each Additional Page


5.00
1.00

36.18.016(4)

Anti-harassment Petition/ Unlawful Harassment Petition

Forms and Filing (file at District Court)

53.00

10.14.040
36.18.020(2)(d)

Arbitration Request for Trial de Novo

Filing

250.00

36.18.016(26)

Bail Bondsmen Justification

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Ballot Recall

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
29A.56.140
36.18.020(5)(c)

Change of Name (Confidential case type “5”)

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Change of Venue

Make check payable to the clerk of the county to which case is transferred

Filing fee
Process fee plus
Copy charge (if any)
(payable to Clark County Clerk)

240.00

20.00

.50/page

4.12.090, .100
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
CR 82(d)
36.18.016(4)
36.18.016(19)

Civil Filing

Filing

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)

Counterclaim, Cross-claim, Third Party Claim

Filing in existing case

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Exception:

            Unlawful Detainer Case

           

  197.00

36.18.012(5)
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020 (5)(c)

Deeds of Trust, Surplus Funds

Filing

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

240.00

85.15.110
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Election--Affidavit of Elector  

Filing - election of person contest; prevention & correction of election frauds & errors

240.00

29A.68.030
29A.68.011
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Emancipation of a Minor

Filing

50.00

36.18.014
13.64.020

Firearms – Petition to Restore

    Right to Possess

Filing

240.00

9.41.047
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Foreign Judgment

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Frivolous Claim Statute

Filing of Application for Order

35.00

60.04.081(3)
36.18.016(18)

Judgment Extension

Filing

200.00

6.17.020
9.94A.760(4)
36.18.016(15)

Judicial Review

Filing (also see fee exemptions)

240.00

34.05.514
36.18.020(2)(c)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Jury Demand

Jury Demand fee is not refundable

12 Member Jury

 6 Member Jury

250.00

125.00

36.18.016(3)(a)

Land Use Petition

Filing

240.00

36.70C.040
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Legal Newspaper Designation

(effective  06-11-41)

Petition and Order

240.00

65.16.040,
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Mandatory Arbitration

Upon filing of Notice To Set for Trial which indicates case qualifies for arbitration

220.00

36.18.016(25), local
ordinance 2003-04-24

Meritricious Relationship

(File as Case Type 3, Cause CIR on CT 3 Cover Sheet)

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Minor to Marry
(under 17 years of age)

Filing Petition & Order

50.00

26.04.010
36.18.050

Minor Work Permit
(under 14 years of age)

Filing Petition and Order

50.00

28A.225.080
26.28.060
36.18.050

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(6)

Supplemental Proceedings

Filing in an existing case

20.00

36.18.016(7)

Tax Warrant for unpaid taxes or for overpayment of benefits by any agency of State of Wash.

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(10)
82.38.235

Transcript of Judgment  

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(2)

Unlawful Detainer - residential

1.  Original Filing

2.  Upon Filing of  any Order other than Default Order and Default Judgment (or When Answer Filed) balance is due of

85.00

112.00

197.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)


36.18.012(5)

Unlawful Detainer – commercial

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Water Rights Statement

Filing

25.00

90.03.180
36.18.016(17)

Water System Requirements
(Enforcement Of)

Filing of Certified Copy of Administrative Order

240.00

70.119A.040(6)
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Writs - Attachment

   - Garnishment
   - Execution on Real Property

   - Restitution

Each Filing

20.00

36.18.016(6)
36.18.050

 

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ADULT CRIMINAL/JUVENILE OFFENDER ASSESSMENTS

                                                              Upon Conviction or Plea of Guilty

                         Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Appeal From Court of Limited Jurisdiction – Criminal case

Filing fee (due upon Conviction or Plea of Guilty, Failure to Prosecute Appeal, or Upon Affirmance of a Conviction by a Court of Limited Jurisdiction)

200.00

36.18.020(2)(h)

Crime Victim Penalty Assessment

Felony/Gross Misdemeanor (Adult)
Misdemeanor (Adult)
Felony/Gross Misdemeanor
( Juvenile)
Misdemeanor (Juvenile)

 

500.00
250.00
100.00
75.00

7.68.035(1)

Judgment Extension

Fee Processing Extension

200.00

6.17.020
9.94A.760(4)
10.46.190
36.18.016(15)

Legal Financial Obligation (Annually)

Collection fee

100.00

36.18.016(29)

Other costs as imposed by the court

Variable

Variable

10.01.160
10.01.170

Restitution

As Determined by the Court

Variable

 

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FAMILY LAW/ADOPTION

                         Title

               Service Provided

Fee

              RCW

Adoption

Filing fee

260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.12.240

Change of Venue

Make check payable to the clerk of county to which case is transferred

Filing fee
Process fee plus
Copy charge (if any)
     (payable to Clark County
Clerk)

290.00
20.00

.50/page

4.12.090, .100
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
CR 82(d)
36.18.016(4)
36.18.016(19)

Counter Petition

Filing in existing case

260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.12.240

Filing in modification of existing Clark County case

56.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
36.18.016(2)(a)
36.18.050
26.12.240

Custody of Child - Non-Parental

Filing fee

260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.12.240

Custody – Registration of Out of State Custody Decree

Filing fee (Foreign Judgment)

260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.27.441
26.12.240

Domestic Relations

(Dissolution, Legal Separation, Invalidity)

Filing fee

314.00

36.18.016(2)(b)
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.12.240

Family Court Facilitator

Fee for Services (User Fee)

20.00

26.12.240
36.18.016(16)

Foreign Judgment

Filing fee

260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Judgment Extension

Filing fee

200.00

 

36.18.016(15)

Meritricious Relationship

(File as Case Type 3, Cause CIR on CT 3 Cover Sheet)

Filing fee

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Modification of Family Law Cases

Filing fee in Existing
Clark Co Case

56.00

36.18.016(2)(a)
36.18.020(2)(a)
AGLO dated 9-9-87
36.18.050
26.12.240

New Filing – Modification of another county/state’s final order

260.00

Parentage (Paternity, Challenge, Parenting Plan/Support)

Filing fee

260.00

36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.12.240

Objection to Relocation and Petition to Modify

Filing in Existing Case

56.00

26.09.260
26.09.405-.560
36.18.050
26.12.240

Supplemental Proceedings

Filing in an existing case

20.00

36.18.016(7)

Termination of Parent-Child Relationship

Filing fee

260.00

26.12.240
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Third Party Custody

See Custody – Non-Parental

Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance or Child Support

Filing of Original Action

260.00

26.18.070,
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
26.12.240

Writs - Attachment

   - Garnishment
   - Execution on Real
Property
   - Restitution

Each Filing

20.00

36.18.016(6)
36.18.050

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Probate/Guardianship

                         Title

              Service Provided

Fee

            RCW

Certificate of Qualification

Issuance (Form K)

5.00

36.18.016(9)

Escheat - Probate Proceedings

Filing Claim

Filing Revenue Dept. Affidavit

240.00

   2.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)
11.08.300

Estate (Probate)

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Guardianship

(There is no fee on cases with assets less and $3,000)

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Letters (Administration, Testamentary, Guardianship)

Issuance with court seal and deputy clerk signature

5.00

36.18.016(9)

Non-Judicial Resolution

(Petition, Agreement or Memorandum)

Filing in existing case

20.00

11.96A.220,
36.18.016(8)

Non-Probate Notice to Creditors

Filing

240.00

11.42.010(3)(a)
36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Notice of Probate (when probate filed in a county other than where decedent resided)

Filing

20.00

11.40.020(2)
36.18.050

Petition Objecting to Non-

 Judicial Resolution

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)

TEDRA

Petition Contesting Will or Trust

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Petition To Admit Rejected Will

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Registration of Trust

Filing

240.00

SSB 1051
36.18.020(2)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Small Estate Affidavit

Filing
Blank Forms

20.00
4.00

11.62.010
36.18.050

Will Only (after death-no probate contemplated)

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(7)
36.18.016(28)

Will Repository (before death)

Filing prior to death – under seal, each will or codicil

20.00

36.18.016(28)
11.12.265

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APPEALS

                         Title

              Service Provided

Fee

           RCW

Appeal From Administrative Hearing Decision

Filing (also see non-fee schedule)

240.00

34.05.514,
36.18.020(2)(c) 36.18.020(5)(c)

Appeal From Court of Limited Jurisdiction – Civil case

Filing (to be paid at lower court)

230.00

36.18.020(2)(b)
36.18.020(5)(b)

Appeal From Court of Limited Jurisdiction – Criminal case

Filing (due upon Conviction or Plea of Guilty, Failure to Prosecute Appeal, or Upon Affirmance of a Conviction by a Court of Limited Jurisdiction)

200.00

36.18.020(2)(h)

Clerk's Papers

Designation Reproduction

Per pg .50

36.18.016(21)
RAP 9.7(a),
RAP 15.4(e)

Notice of Appeal to Appellate Court

Filing (payable to Clark County Clerk-RAP 5.1(b))

290.00

36.18.018(2)
36.18.018(4)
2.32.070

Petition For Review of a Court of Appeals Decision Terminating Review

Filing

200.00

2.32.070

Transmittal of Record /Exhibits

Actual Cost

RAP 9.8;
RAP 15.4(e)

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MISCELLANEOUS

                         Title

              Service Provided

 Fee

            RCW

Approving Bonds, in other than civil or probate

Not part of another file

2.00

36.18.016(8)

Authenticated or Exemplified Certificate

Certificate $2 per seal

*plus certified copy fees for documents attached to certificate--$5 1st page, $1 additional pages per document

Plus Convenience Fee if applicable

4.00

Plus certified copy fee*

36.18.016(4)

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


Issuance


20.00


36.18.050

Copies of court documents– certified (With Seal)

First Page
Each Additional Page

5.00
1.00

36.18.016(4)
36.23.067

Copies of court documents (Without Seal)

Electronic Copies
Hard Copies

.25/page
.50/page

36.18.016(4)
36.23.067

Copies on CD
plus electronic copy charge

20.00/ea plus copy fee.25/pg

Copies – all other documents

-Copy of blank forms
-Copy of administrative records for Public Disclosure responses

.25/page

.15/page


36.18.016(4)
42.56.120

Costs for nonstatutory services rendered by clerk by authority or policy must be charged

Actual Cost

36.18.016(24)

Duplication of Recorded Court Proceedings

Duplication
            - cassette tape
            - video tape
           - electronic medium


10.00/tape
25.00/tape
25.00/CD


36.18.016(13)

Executing Certificates

With or  Without Seal

2.00

36.18.016(5)

Ex Parte

Presentation of Order

30.00/ presentation

36.18.016(12)

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 for Service

Service Fee for Interest Investments

5% of Income Earned

36.48.090
36.18.016(23)

Local Court Rules

Copy

10.00

Can download free off of web site

Notary Services

Per Document
Per Person

5.00
5.00

WAC 308-30-020

NSF Check Service Charge, Per Check

25.00

36.18.016(24)

Oaths and Affirmations

Filing

20.00

5.28

Reports & Copies Produced at Local Level as Permitted by 2.68.020 & Supreme Court Policy

Copies and Reports

Variable

36.18.016(22)

Searching Records;

Compiling statistical reports; Issuing Written Report/Special Services

Per Hour

30.00

36.18.016(11)

Stop Payment Service Charge, per check

50.00

36.18.016(24)

Witness Fee

10.00/day .50/mile

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FEE EXEMPTIONS

             Category

Description

RCW

ABSTRACTS

To Department of Licenses

AGO 61-62 No. 136

ADOPTION

-No filing fee if filed under another Petition already pending under Chapter 26.33 RCW
-Preplacement report filed prior to petition for adoption
-Revocation of Consent

26.33.030(2)
26.33.190(5)
26.33.160

ALIENS, COMMITMENT OF

No charge to U.S. Immigration office for copies

10.70.150

ANTI-HARASSMENT

No charge for forms and brochures – no filing fee for Petitions relating to stalking, sex office 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

36.18.020(2)(b)

APPEALS, EXPLANATORY STATEMENTS

No costs to either party

29A.32.040

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Exempt from filing fees relating to paternity or support

74.20.300

BALLOT TITLE

No filing fee

29A.72.080

CERTIFICATE OF DELINQUENCY

No Cost to County Treasurer

84.64.050

CHILD SUPPORT/ SPOUSAL
MAINTENANCE
PETITIONS

No filing fee if filed by State of Washington

26.18.040(2)

COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

No filing fee for the Petitioner

28A.225.030

36.18.020(2)(a)

CONDEMNATION

     (Eminent Domain)

No fee for school districts, except on appeal

8.16.150

CRIMINAL

No fee for filing - costs assessed upon conviction or plea of guilty, upon failure to prosecute RALJ appeal or affirmance of lower court conviction

36.18.020(2)(h)

DEPENDENCY

No filing fee

13.34.040

DISCLAIMER

Upon deposit of money/property (required) - No costs to determine conflicting claims of property  (costs may be assessed by court)

4.08.170

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

No charge for forms, brochures or obtaining Protection Orders

26.50.030(4), 36.18.020(3)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

No charge for filing or service of process; No charge for certified copies to petitioners

26.50.040

DSHS

See Social and Health Services, Department of

EMANCIPATIONS

No charge for one certified copy of Decree to Petitioner. 

13.64.050(3)

EMINENT DOMAIN

See Condemnation

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

(Judicial Review on Unemployment Compensation)

- No fees of any kind chargeable to individuals

- No fees for department for any of Clerks services

50.32.110

50.32.190

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT APPEALS

No costs to either party

29A.32.040

FORMS AND BROCHURES

No fee for forms and brochures under the Domestic Violence Act

36.18.020 (3)
26.50.030 (4)

FORMS AND BROCHURES

No fee for forms and brochures under the Unlawful Harassment Act

10.14.040(4)

GUARDIANSHIP or LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP

- No fee for filing when assets less than $3,000.00
- No prepayment when filed by AG - may be ordered paid by estate

11.88.030(3)
11.88.030(2)(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)

IMMIGRATION, US

See Aliens, Commitment of

10.70.150

IN FORMA PAUPERIS

Waiver of filing fee due to financial hardship

36.18.022

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Exempt from filing fees

48.31.230

IRRIGATION DISTRICT

No fee for Oath of Commissioner/Board Member of Joint Irrigation District

87.80.100

JUVENILE
OFFENDER

No fee for filing or service

13.04.160

JUVENILE DEPENDENCY

- No fee for filing or service on Dependency, Guardianship, Terminations
- No filing fee on Truancy

13.34.040
36.18.020(2)(a)

LABOR & INDUSTRIES

No filing fee to file complaint to prosecute for collection of wage assignments

49.48.040(2)

MENTAL ILLNESS JURY

No jury fee

MPR 3.3

PROPERTY

Filing to determine conflicting claims of, see Disclaimer

4.08.170

PROSECUTOR

Exempt from filing fees related to paternity or support

74.20.300

PROSECUTOR        (State of WA)

No fees for copies of criminal pleadings

9.94A.500

PUBLIC       ASSISTANCE

See Social & Health Services, Department of (Judicial Review)

74.08.080(3)

RECIPROCAL (URESA)

See UIFSA

26.21A.260

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

No fees for copies to service personnel of US armed forces  (for determining entitlements to family allowances and other benefits)

73.04.120

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

No Fees for Copies to Law Enforcement Agencies

36.18.016(27)

SOCIAL & HEALTH
         SERVICES

- Judicial review, no filing fees for individuals
- Exempt from filing and copy fees relating to paternity or support

74.08.080(3)
74.20.300

SUPPORT     ENFORCEMENT

(DSHS) Exempt from filing and copy fees relating to paternity or support (also see UIFSA)

74.20.300

UIFSA

(Uniform Interstate Family Support Act)

No filing fee - fees may be assessed


26.21A.260

UNEMPLOYMENT
COMPENSATION

See Employment Security

50.32.110
50.32.190

URESA

See UIFSA

26.21A.260

VETERANS

(Marital Status)

No fees for copies for family or legal representative of deceased for VA or other governmental agencies when required in connection with any claim pending before Veterans’ Bureau or governmental agency administering benefits to war veterans

73.04.120

VETERANS

(Pension, Bounty, Back Pay)

No fee for administering oaths, preparing official certificate or perfecting a voucher to procure a pension, bounty or back pay for Honorably Discharged, or spouse, orphan or legal representative

73.04.010

VETERANS

(VA Administration For Benefit Eligibility)

No charge for copies to VA, applicant or person acting on applicant’s behalf

73.36.155

VULNERABLE ADULT PROTECTION

No filing fee

74.34.110(9)

WAGE CLAIM ASSIGNMENTS

Court costs by L & I for Prosecution

49.48.040(2)

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*Judicial Surcharge please review RCW 36.18.020

 

 

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