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Judicial Administration

Superior Court Clerk's Office

Department of Judicial Administration
Superior Court
Clerk's Office
 

King County Courthouse
516 3rd Ave, E609
Seattle, WA 98104-2386

Maleng Regional Justice Center
401 4th Ave N, 2C
Kent, WA  98032

Juvenile Division
1211 E. Alder St, Rm 307
Seattle, WA  98122

206-296-9300
206-296-0100 TTY/TDD

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Superior Court & Clerk's Fee Schedule

Fees must be paid in advance pursuant to RCW 36.18.060

Effective June 7, 2012

Fee Description Reference
Appeal Fees

  $230.00

Civil Appeal from Lower Court RCW 36.18.020(2,5)

 $200.00

Criminal Appeal from Lower Court  (Imposed when Affirmed or Dismissed) RCW 36.18.020(2)(h)
$290.00 Notice of Appeal to Appellate Court  (Make check payable to King County Clerk) RCW 2.32.070; RCW 36.18.018(2,4)
$0.50 Clerk's Papers, per page RAP 9.7(a); RCW 36.18.016(21)
Actual cost Transmittal of Record and Exhibits RAP 9.8; RAP 15.4
$240.00 Appeal from Administrative Hearing Decision RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
Civil Fees
$53.00 Anti-harassment Action RCW 36.18.020(2)(d)
$20.00 Change of Venue Transfer Fee  (Copy fees, if applicable, are in addition) RCW 36.18.016(19)
$240.00 Change of Venue, Civil (Make check payable to the Clerk of the County to which the case is transferred) RCW 4.12.090-100; RCW 36.18.016(16)
$260.00 Change of Venue, Domestic (Make check payable to the Clerk of the County to which the case is transferred) RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$20.00 Citations (Original and one conformed copy) KCC 4A.630.040
$240.00 Civil Action RCW 36.18.020(2,5)

 $240.00
 
$260.00

Civil Counterclaim, Cross-Claim or Third-Party Claim

Counter Petition in a Domestic Relations Action

RCW 36.18.020(2,5)

RCW 36.18.016(16)

$260.00 Custody of Child - Non-Parental RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$290.00 Dissolution of Marriage RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(2)(b); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$50.00 Emancipation of a Minor RCW 36.18.014; RCW 13.64.020
$200.00 Extension of Judgment RCW 36.18.016(15)

 $240.00

$260.00

Foreign Judgment, Civil; or

Foreign Judgment, Domestic

RCW 36.18.020(2,5)

RCW 36.18.016(16)

$35.00 Frivolous Claim of Lien RCW 36.18.012(9); RCW 60.70.060
$240.00 Judicial Review RCW 34.05.514; RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$250.00 Jury Demand - 12 Jurors RCW 36.18.016(3)
$125.00 Jury Demand - 6 Jurors RCW 36.18.016(3)
$290.00 Legal Separation / Invalidity RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(2)(b); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$220.00 Mandatory Arbitration Fee (in addition to filing fee) RCW 36.18.016(25); KCC 4A.630.070
$56.00 Modification of King County Decree; or, Counterclaim, Cross-Claim or Third-Party Claim RCW 36.18.016(2); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$260.00 Modification of Decree other than King County RCW 36.18.020(2,4); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$20.00 Petition to Strike Restrictive Covenants RCW 49.60.227; RCW 36.18.012(6)
$20.00 Registration of Land (Torrens Act) RCW 65.12.780; RCW 36.18.016(14)
$20.00 Subpoena (Original and one conformed copy) KCC 4A.630.040
$250.00 Request for Trial De Novo RCW 36.18.016(26)
$20.00 Tax Warrant RCW 36.18.012(10)
$20.00 Transcript for District Court in King County and Abstract of Judgment, or Verdict from any Superior or Federal Court in the State of Washington RCW 36.18.012(2)
$56.00 Modification of King County Decree; or Counterclaim, Cross-Claim or Third-Party Claim RCW 26.19.480; RCW 36.18.016(2); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$260.00 Uniform Parentage Act filings RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(16)

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$85.00

$157.00

$112.00

 

Residential Unlawful Detainer

Default

Counterclaim, Cross-Claim or Third-Party Claim

Additional Fee Required By Plaintiff for an Order to Show Cause and/or if Answer is Filed

 

RCW 36.18.012(4); RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 Non-Residential Unlawful Detainer RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$260.00 Wage Assignment for Paternity and Child Support Enforcement RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$20.00 Warrant (Original and one conformed copy) KCC 4A.630.040
$25.00 Water Rights Filing Fee RCW 36.18.016(17); RCW 90.030.180

 $20.00

$20.00

Writ - (Original and one conformed copy)

Any Writ issued by the Clerk to include Order of Sale on Judicial Foreclosure

KCC 4A.630.040

RCW 36.18.016(6); RCW 36.18.050

Criminal Fees (Imposed upon conviction of guilty plea)
$200.00 Filing Fee RCW 10.01.160; RCW 10.01.170

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$500.00

$250.00

Crime Victim Penalty Assessment

Felony or Gross Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor

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RCW 7.68.035(1)(a)

$100.00 LFO Collection Fee / Annually RCW 36.18.016(29)
Variable Other costs as imposed by the Court RCW 10.01.160; RCW 10.01.170
Juvenile Fees (Imposed upon conviction or guilty plea)

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$100.00

$75.00

Crime Victim Penalty Assessment

Felony or Gross Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor

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RCW 7.68.035(1)(b)

 

$100.00 LFO Collection Fee / Annually RCW 36.18.016(29)
Probate / Guardianship / Adoption Fees
$260.00 Adoption Filing RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 36.18.016(16)
$240.00 Guardianship Filing  (There is no fee on cases with assets less than $3,000 when a Court Order so states.) RCW 36.18.020(2,5); RCW 11.88.030(3)
$5.00 Letters of Administration, Testamentary or Guardianship; Form K
RCW 36.18.016(9)
$240.00 Notice to Creditors (Non-Probate) RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 Petition Admitting Rejected Will, or Contesting Will, or Objecting to a Written Agreement or Memorandum RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 Probate Filing RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 Counterclaim, Cross-Claim or Third-Party Claim  RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 Registration of Trust     RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$20.00 Certification of Trust KCC 4A.630.040
$20.00 TEDRA Non-Judicial Binding Agreement, in an existing case RCW 36.18.012(8)
$240.00 TEDRA Non-Judicial Binding Agreement, filed as a new case RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 TEDRA Summons and Petition RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$240.00 Counter Petition, Cross-Claim or Third-Party Claim RCW 36.18.020(2,5)
$20.00 Will filing only - No Probate of Decedent's Estate RCW 36.18.012(7)
$20.00 Will Repository RCW 36.18.016(28)
Trust Account Service Fees
Settlements, Tender, Bonds, Garnishments, Judgments, Interpleader
$10.00 On each payment of $25.01 and over KCC 4A.630.120(B)(2)
Exceptions to Trust Account Service Fees
- A payment of $25.00 or less
- Fee Waived by Clerk on the basis of a Hardship Affidavit on file Applications are available at the Clerk's Financial Services counters
- Fee Waived by the Court Requires a Court Order
Miscellaneous Fees

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$5.00

$1.00

Abstract of Judgment

For the first page of each document

For each additional page

RCW 36.18.016(4)
$0.50 Non-certified copies prepared by staff, per page RCW 36.18.016(4)
$2.00 Administering an Oath - Per Seal on document requiring signature by the Clerk RCW 36.18.016(5)

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$9.00

$1.00

$5.00

Authenticated or Exemplified Copies

For the first page of each document, plus

For each additional page, plus

If Exemplified Copy of Money Judgment   (includes Abstract of Judgment)

RCW 36.18.016(4)

 

$2.00 Conformed Copies with State Seal RCW 36.18.016(4)

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$5.00

$1.00

Certified Copies

For the first page of each document

For each additional page

RCW 36.18.016(4)
$20.00 Supplemental Proceedings  (filing motion / order to appear or note for hearing) RCW 36.18.016(7)
$30.00 Ex Parte Orders  (For a single submission of 1 to 5 Orders per case) RCW 36.18.016(12)
$30.00 Expedited Service Fee KCC 4A.630.170
$15.00 Extra Handling / Faulty Document Fee for each incomplete / incorrect document KCC 4A.630.060
$0.50 Forms, per page RCW 36.18.016(4)
5% of earned interest Investment Service Fee:  Court ordered investment of Trust Funds of $2,000 or more RCW 36.48.090
$50.00 Non-Compliance KCC 4A.630.020
$20.00 Non-Judicial Filing  (Filing any paper not related to or part of any proceeding) RCW 36.18.012(3)
$35.00 Dishonored Payment Service Charge, Per item KCC 4A.600.100
$4.00 Program Report Fee, Per page RCW 36.18.016(11)
$30.00 Search Records, Per hour  (1 hour minimum) RCW 36.18.016(11)
$0.25 Self-Service Microfilm Copies or ECR Image Duplications, Per page RCW 36.18.016(4)
$20.00 Additional charge for copies made on Compact Disk RCW 36.18.016(4)
$0.15 Self-Service Photocopies and Copies obtained via ECR Online, Per page KCC 4A.630.110
$25.00 Video - Copy  (For copy of previously recorded Courtroom Proceedings) RCW 36.18.016(13)

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$10.00

$25.00

Audio Recording Copy

Cassette Tape

Compact Disk

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RCW 36.18.016(13)

RCW 36.18.016(13)

$7.00 Handling Fee  (For mailing items when a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) not provided) KCC 4A.630.180
$3.00 Postage (for mailing when SASE not provided) KCC 4A.630.180
$20.00 Electronic Working Copies KCC 4A.630.190
$5.00 Daily New Case Report KCC 4A.630.200
$5.00 Daily Judgments Audit Report KCC 4A.630.200
$200.00 Continuing Legal Education Program KCC 4A.630.050

Fee Payment Information

  • Payments for filing fees and services made in person may be made in cash or by check.  The check must be drawn on a Washington State bank with the payer's name and address imprinted on the check.  Filing fees can only be paid by a party to the case.
  • Payments for fees or services sent through the mail may be made by check or money order.  The check must be drawn on a Washington State bank with the payer's name and address imprinted on the check.  The money order must be made payable to the Department of Judicial Administration.
  • Payments for services purchased online may be made by electronic check or credit card.  Note that an additional service charge applies to these transactions.
  • Payments on Legal Financial Obligations must be made by money order, cashier's check, or with cash if paying in person. Money orders and cashier's checks must be made payable to the Department of Judicial Administration and contain the case number(s) for which the payment is to be applied.