Fee Schedule

SAN JUAN COUNTY CLERK FEE SCHEDULE

FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Payments may be made in cash, cashier's check, law firm check, money order or personal check.  Credit card payments are processed through OfficialPayments.com for a small processing fee.  All fees must be paid in advance except by state and county (RCW 36.18.060).


CIVIL

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Abstract of Judgment  

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(2)

Abstract of Judgment  

Preparation

5.00

36.18.016(4)

Arbitration Request for Trial de Novo

Filing

400.00

36.18.016(25)

Anti-harassment Petition/Unlawful Harassment Petition

Stalking - No Fee

Forms and Filing

53.00

10.14.040, 

36.18.020(2)(d)

Chapter 117 2002 

Bail Bondsmen Justification

New or Renewal

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a) **

Civil Filing

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a) **

Counter Claim

Cross Claim

3rd Party Claim 

Filing

 

240.00

 

36.18.020(2)(a) **

Common Law Lien

Petition to Invalidate Lien

35.00

60.70.060

36.18.012(9)

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

29A.68.030 **

28A305.070

36.18.020(2)(a)

Emancipation of a Minor

Filing

50.00

36.18.014

13.64.020

Extension of Judgment

Filing

200.00

36.18.016(14)

Frivolous Claim Statute

Filing of Application for Order

35.00

60.04.081(3)

36.18.016(17)

Foreign Judgment or Decree

Filing

240.00

36.18.020(2)(a) **

Jury Demand - Non Refundable


12 Member Jury

 6 Member Jury

250.00

                  125.00

36.18.016(3)

Land Use Petition

Filing

240.00

36.70C.040 **

36.18.020(2)(a)

Legal Newspaper 

 

Petition and Order

240.00

65.16.040, **

36.18.020(2)(a)

Property Taxes, Certification

 of Delinquency, Application

 For Judgment

Each Contestant at Time of Filing Appeal

2.00

84.64.120 

84.64.040

Protection of Vulnerable Adults

Filing

No Fee

74.34.110

36.18.020(2)(a)

Prepare Change of Venue

 

Preparing

(+5.00 FOR CERTIFICATE

& 1.00 PER PAGE)

20.00

Plus copy fee if you send copies

36.18.016(19)

Registration of Land Titles

 (Torrens Act)

Application for Registration

20.00

65.12.780

36.18.016(13)

Restrictive Covenant 

Petition to Strike Discriminatory Provision re real property

20.00

49.60.227, 

36.18.012(5)

Supplemental Proceedings

Filing

Examination of Judgment Debtor

20.00+ $30 EX PARTE

36.18.016(7)

 

 

Restore Firearm-petition to restore rights

Filing

240.00

9.41.047 **

36.18.020(2)(A)

Tax Warrant - Dept of Revenue

  - Special Fuels Tax

  - All other Departments

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(10)

82.38.235

36.18.050

Transcript of Judgment   

Filing

20.00

36.18.012(2)

Unlawful Detainer 

 

 

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) **

 

 

36.18.012(5)

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

Filing (prior to 7/1/03)

Filing (on or after 7/1/03)

20.00

36.18.012(10)

82.38.235

 

Water Rights Statement

Filing

25.00

90.03.180

36.18.016(16)

Water System Requirements (Enforcement Of)

Filing of Certified Copy of Administrative Order

240.00

70.119A.040(6) **

36.18.020(2)(a)

Writs - Attachment 

   - Garnishment

   - Execution on Real Property

   - Restitution

Each Filing 

20.00

36.18.016(6)

36.18.016(6)

36.18.050

36.18.050


DOMESTIC

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Domestic Relations 

 (Dissolution, Legal Separation, Invalidity,)

 

Filing 

314.00

 

 

 

36.18.020(2)(a) **

36.18.016(2)(b)

26.12.240

Change of Venue (Domestic)

Filing

260.00

 

Committed Intimate Relationship

Filing

240.00

Case Type 3

Fee Code 1100

3rd Party Custody

Pet for Residential Schedule PP

Filing

260.00

 

36.18.020(2)(a) **

26.12.240

 

Family Court Facilitator

Fee for Services (User Fee)

20.00

26.12.240

36.18.016(15)

Modification of Decree (never filed in San Juan County)

 


260.00

 

36.18.016(2)(a) **

26.12.240

Modification of Decree 

 

Mod in Existing San Juan County Case

56.00

 

36.18.016(2)(a) **

26.12.240

Out of State Custody Decree

 

Court Facilitator Surcharge

Filing to enforce or modify

 

 

260.00

 

 

36.18.020(2)(a) **

26.27.441

26.12.240

Relocation Notice

SEALED

 

Court Facilitator Surcharge

Filing in Existing Case

56.00

 

 

26.09.260 **

26.09.410-.560

36.18.050

26.12.240

Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance or Child Support  

 

Filing of Original Action

260.00

 

 

26.18.070, **

36.18.020(2)(a)

26.12.240

 

PROBATE/ADOPTION/PATERNITY

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Adoption 

Court Facilitator Surcharge

Filing 

260.00

 

36.18.020(2)(a)**

26.12.240

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)

 

Disclaimer of Interest (no probate commenced)

Filing –repealed see exceptions

0.00

11.86.031(4)

36.18.016(13)

Escheat - Probate Proceedings

 

Filing Claim

Filing Revenue Dept. Affidavit

240.00

2.00

36.18.020(2)(f)**

11.08.300

Estate (Probate)

Filing 

240.00

 

36.18.020(2)(f)**

11.12 

Guardianship


Guardianship to Estate

Filing  *No filing fee when assets are less than $3000.00

No additional fee is charged to transfer a guardianship file to a probate proceeding when migration is ordered


240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)** *11.88.030 (3)

11.88.150(2)

Non-Probate Notice to Creditors

Filing

240.00

11.42.010(3)(a)**

36.18.020(2)(f)

Notice to Creditors-When Probate is filed in county other than where decedent resided

Filing

20.00

11.40.020(2)

36.18.050

Paternity 

 

Filing

260.00

 

36.18.020(2)(a)**

26.12.240

Paternity Modification 

Court Facilitator Surcharge

Filing

56.00

20.00 

36.18.016**

26.12.240

Petition Objecting to Non- Judicial Resolution

Filing 

240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)**

Petition Contesting Will

Filing 

240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)**

Petition To Admit Rejected

 Will

Filing 

240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)**

Small Estate  

Filing

20.00

11.62.010

36.18..050

Termination of Parent-Child

Relationship (no charge to DSHS)

 

Filing 

260.00

 

36.18.020(2)(a)**

26.12.240

 

TEDRA Summons/Petition

Filing

240.00

36.18.020 (2.5)

11.96A.090 

Will Only (after death - no probate contemplated)

Filing 

20.00

36.18.012(6)

36.18.016(26)

Will Repository

Filing

20.00

36.18.016(26)

Adoption Certified Copy Fee

Certified copy

17.00

Vital Records Fee

Adoption Registration Fee

Seal the file

15.00

Vital Records Fee

*  If born in Washington or Foreign Country

APPEALS

Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Appeals From Administrative

 Hearing Decision

Filing (also see non-fee schedule)

240.00

34.05.514, **

36.18.020(2)(c)

Civil Appeal From Court of

 Limited Jurisdiction-Civil case

Filing (to be paid at lower court)

230.00

36.18.020(2)(b)**

Criminal Appeal From Court of Limited Jurisdiction-Criminal Case

Filing (imposed when affirmed or dismissed) (to be paid at lower court)

200.00

36.18.020(2)(h)

Clerk's Papers

Designation Reproduction

.50 per pg

36.18.016(20)

RAP 9.7(a), 15.4(e)

Notice of Appeal to Appellate Court 

Filing (payable to San Juan County Clerk-RAP 5.1(b)

290.00

36.18.018(2)**

2.32.070

Petition For Review of a Court of Appeals Decision Terminating Review

TO COURT OF APPEALS

Filing

200.00

2.32.070

Transmittal of Record and Exhibits

 

Actual Cost

RAP 9.8;15.4(e)

 

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)

4.00

Plus copies

5/1

36.18.016(4)

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 certified copies

 

.50 per page

36.18.016(4)

Electronic Copies-E-mail

 

.25 per page

Plus $4.00

36.18.016(4)

 

Copies on CD

 

20.00/ea 

.25 per page

36.18.016(4)

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

Issuance

20.00

 

36.18.050

 

 

Change of Venue CIVIL

Filing fee (payable to clerk of county to which case is transferred) 

240.00

4.12.090** 36.18.020(2)(a)

CR 82(d)

Diking, Drainage and

Sewerage Improvement Dist

Petition for Review

240.00

85.15.110 **

36.18.020(2)(a)

Executing Certificates

Execution

2.00

36.18.016(5)

Ex Parte

Presentation of Order

30.00

36.18.016(12)

Extension of Judgment

Filing

200.00

6.17.010; 9.94A

36.18.016(14)

Fax Fees

Receiving faxed documents

1st page

Thereafter & sending

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 for       Service 

Service Fee for Interest Investments

5% of income earned

36.48.090

36.18.016(22)

 

Oaths and Affirmations 

Filing-repealed see exceptions

0.00

5.28 

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

Copies and Reports

Variable

36.18.016(21)

 

Searching Records and Issuing

a Written Report/Special Services

Per Hour

 20.00 per hour

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(23)

Notice of debt due crime victims

 

Actual cost

7.68.120(2)

36.18.020(e)

LFO Collection Fee

Annual

100.00

 

NSF FEE

 

$25.00 per check

County Ordinance

36.18.016(23)

Copies of Reports

 

Variable

36.18.016(21)


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.

Fees to be paid in advance except for state and county (36.18.060).  (Clerk’s Office vouchers the State and cities).