Fees Schedule

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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 0.50 per page 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)
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
0.50 per 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)
See Domestic Fee Section: Committed Intimate Relationship
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)
Statement of Arbitrability Filing; effective January 1, 2023 250.00 36.18.016(25)
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)
Trial de Novo Filing; effective January 1, 2023 400.00 7.06.050
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
0.50 per page
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)

36.18.016(4)

36.18.016(19)
Committed Intimate Relationship
(formerly Meretricious Relationship)
Filing fee
Judicial Surcharge
200.00
40.00
240.00
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
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.
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 0.15 per page 42.56.120
Non-certified court copies Documents that ARE part of the court record 0.50 per page 36.18.016(4)
Electronic non-certified copies E-mail
CD (per page)
Plus cost of CD
0.25 per page
0.25 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:
- $130.00 - adult
- $100.00 - under 16
- $60.00 to 78.32 - if expedited
Plus any Expedited Postage
35.00 36.18.016(10)
Reports and 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).
  • 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.