Fee Schedule


Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Abstract of Judgment Filing $20   36.18.012(2)
Abstract of Judgment Preparation  $5   36.18.016(4)
Anti-Harassment Petition Filing  $53, 10.14.040
Arbitration Request for Trial De Novo  Filing (if local  authority established) $220   36.18.016(26) 
Arbitration-request for Mandatory Arbitration  Filing  $250   36.18.016(25)
Bail Bond Justification Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c)
Change of Name Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c)
Civil Case Filing Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c)
Common Law Lie Petition Filing $35   36.18.020(8)
Counter-claim, Cross-claim, 3rd Party claim Filing in civil case $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c)
Deeds of Trust, Surplus  Funds  Filing $240   61.24.080(3), 36.18.020(2)(a(c) 
Election–Affidavit of Elector Contesting Election of Person  Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c),28A305.070,29.65.020 
Emancipation of Minor Filing $50   36.18.014 
Foreign Judgment  Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c) 
Frivolous Lien/Claim Statute  Filing of Application  for Order  $35   36.18.016(17) 
Judicial Review  Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c) 
Jury Demand  6 member jury  12 member jury $125  $250   36.18.016(3) 
Land Use Petition  Filing  $240   36.70C.040, 36.18.020(2)(a)(c) 
Legal Newspaper (effective 6/11/41)  Filing Petition & Order  $240   36.18.020(2)(a(c), 65.16.040
Property Taxes, Certification of Delinquency, Application for Judgment  Filing; $2 each  contestant at time of  filing appeal  $2   86.64.120, 86.64.040
Registration of Land Titles (Torrens Act)  Filing $20   65.12.780, 36.18.016(13) 
Restoration of Rights to Possess Firearms  Filing  $240   9.41.047, 36.18.020(2)(a)(c) 
 Restrictive covenant for filing petition to strike  discriminatory provisions in real estate Filing  $20   36.18.012(5), 49.60.227
Supplemental Proceedings  Filing $20   36.18.016(7) 
Tax Warrants - Dept of Revenue; All other depts. Special  Fuels Tax Filing $20   36.18.012(10), 36.18.050, 82.38.235
Transcript of Judgment  Filing $20   36.18.012(2)
Unlawful Detainer - Commercial- Non-Residential Filing
Judicial Surcharge
Unlawful Detainer 1. Filing  2. Defendant files      Answer or Order to     Show Cause, Plaintiff     pays fee  3. Full filing fee $85  $112  $197   36.18.020(2)(a)(c), 36.18.012(4)
Water Rights Statement  Filing $25   36.18.016(16), 90.03.180 
  Water System Requirements (Enforcement of---)  Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c), 79.119A040(6) 
Work Permits -minor under 14 yrs of age (Petition)  Filing $20   28A.225.080 
Writs of: Attachment, Garnishment or Restitution, Execution of Real Property  Each Filing $20   36.18.016(6), 36.18.050

Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Custody Filing $260 36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016(15), 26.12.240
Custody – Out of State Decree Filing to enforce or modify $260 36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016 (15)26.12.240,26.27.150(1)
Domestic Relations (Divorce, Legal Separation, Validity of Marriage) Filing  $314 36.18.020(2)(a), 26.12.240,
36.18.016 (15), 36.18.016(2)(b)
Modification of Decree - In existing Okanogan Cause # Filing in existing case $56 36.18.016(2), 36.18.016(16)
Modification of Decree - Never filed in this county New Filing $260 36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016(16)
Relocation/Objection/Pet for Modification Filing in existing case $56 36.18.050, 36.18.016, 26.09.260(6),26.09.480
Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance or Child Support Filing of original action $260 36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016(15), 26.18.070

Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Adoption Filing $260   36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016(15), 26.12.240
Adoption Certified Copy Fee (for vital records) Certified copy $20   Vital records
Adoption registration fee (for vital records) Seal the file $15   Vital records
Certificate of Qualification Issuance (Form K) $5   36.18.016(9)
Disclaimer of Interest Fee repealed - see  exceptions 0   11.86.031(4)36.18.016(13)
Escheat - Probate Proceedings Filing Claim  Filing Dept. of Revenue  Affidavit $240
36.18.020(2)(f)(c), 11.08.300
Estate - Probate Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(f)(c)
Guardianship Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(f)(c)
Letters of Administration, Guardianship or Testamentary Issuance & certified  copy $5   36.18.016(9)
Non-judicial probate dispute filed within existing case Filing - Petition,  written agreement  /memorandum $20   11.96A.220, 36.18.020(7)
Non-Probate Notice to Creditors Filing $240   11.42.010(3)(a), 36.18.020(2)(f)(c)
Notice to Creditors - Probate filed in another county where  decedent resided Filing $20   36.18.050, 11.40.020(2)
Paternity Filing $260   36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016 (15),  26.18.070
Paternity Modification Filing $56   36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016 (15),  26.18.070
Petition Contesting Will (TEDRA) Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(g) & 5(c)
Petition Objecting to Non-Judicial Resolution Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(g) & 5(c)
Petition to Admit Rejected Will Filing $240   36.18.020(2)(g) & 5(c)
Small Estate Filing $20   11.62.01036.18.050
Termination of Child Relationship Filing $260   26.12.240, 36.18.020(2)(a), 36.18.016(15)
Will Only (after death - no probate contemplated) Filing $20   36.18.012(7)
Will Repository (people still living.) Filing $20   11.12.265, 36.18.016(26)
Criminal (imposed by Court upon conviction or guilty plea)

Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Collection fee – Criminal Charge per case per  year for clerk to  supervise collection of  payments Up to $200   per year     County resolution 99-622
Crime Victim Penalty upon conviction/admission of guilt Felony  Gross Misdemeanor $500  $250   7.68.035
Filing Fee/Costs imposed & reimbursement to county  following admission of guilt/conviction Filing $200     36.18.020(h)
Jury fee upon conviction 6-person jury  12-person jury $125  $250   7.68.035, 36.18.016(3)(b)
Juvenile Fees

Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Crime Victim Penalty upon conviction/admission of guilt Felony  Misdemeanor $100  $75   7.68.035

Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Appeals from Administrative Hearing Decision Filing $240   34.05.514, 36.18.020(2)(c)
Civil Appeal from Court of Limited Jurisdiction Filing $230   36.18.020(2)(b)
Clerk’s Certificate on Appeal   $2   36.18.016(5)
Clerk's Papers Preparation of  designated papers $.50 per page   36.18.016(20)(a),15.4(e)
Notice of Appeal from Superior Court matter to Appellate  Court Filing (payable to Okanogan County Clerk) $290   36.18.018(2), 2.32.070
Petition to Review Court of Appeal Decision Terminating  Review Filing $230   2.32.070
Transmittal of record & exhibits to Appellate Court Mailing costs Actual cost   RAP 9.8 & 15.4(e)
Upon conviction; failure to prosecute appeal; or affirming  conviction in Court of limited jurisdiction Filing $230   36.18.020(2)(h)
Discretionary Review to the COA District III Filing $290   RAP 5.1(B) & 36.18.018

Title Service Provided Fee RCW
Authenticated or Exemplified copies of documents on file Certificate $2.00 per  seal Plus copy fees of  $5.00 for 1st pg. +  $1.00 each pg.  thereafter $6 plus copies   36.18.016(5), 36.18.016(4)
Bench Warrants, Notices, Summons, Subpoenas,  Certificates of Deposition for Out of State Depositions Issuance $20 36.18.050
Bond – approving, including justification on the bond other  than in civil actions & probate proceedings   $2 36.18.016(8)
Certificate Executing with or  without seal $2 36.18.016(5)
Change of Venue -Civil Filing fee (payable to  Clerk of County to  which case is being  transferred) or $290  for domestic case  Preparing Change of  Venue $240 $20 4.12.090, 36.18.020(2)(a)(c),  36.18.016(18)CR 82(d)
Copies: Certified copies of documents from legal file or  imaged documents First page of each  document  Every following page  of each document $5.00 $1.00   36.18.016(4) 
Copies: documents without seal (un-filed, filed or scanned) Per page $.50   36.18.016(4)
Copies: electronic copies - e-mailing documents w/o seal e-mailing (per page)  Fax 1st page  each additional page $.25
36.18.016(4), 36.18.016(20)
Diking, Drainage & Sewerage Improvement District Petition for Review  filing $240   36.18.020(2)(a)(c), 85.15.110
Ex Parte Presentation of Order,  Conforming provided  copies per order $30   36.18.016(12)
Extension of judgment Filing $200   36.18.016(14), 6.17.020
Fees in Special Cases – where no fee is provided for; fees  similar & equal to those allowed for services of the same  kind Filing Variable   36.16.050
Filing any paper not related to or part of any Civil, Criminal  or Probate matter, required or permitted to be filed for  which no other charge is provided by law Filing $20   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
NSF Bank Check Charge NSF $35    
  Oaths & Affirmations   Fee repealed 0   36.18.016(13)
Passports Clerk's fee
Fee to Passport Svcs  adult
Under 16 yrs of age
Expedite fee 
Passport Photo

Reports & copies produced at the local level as permitted  by 2.68.020 & Supreme Court Policy Copies & reports Variable  36.18.016(21)
Searches Records (charge per hr) $30   36.18.016(11)
Statistical Reports Compiling (charge per  hour) $30   36.18.016(11)
Tape/CD Duplication Video/CD  Audio Tape $25
Witness/Jury Fee in-state per day + $.50 per mile $15   2.40.010 5.56.010
Witness/Jury Fee out of state per day + $.10 per mile $5   2.40.010 5.56.010
Cost of non-statutory services rendered by clerk by  authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged   Actual cost   36.18.016(23)
Fees In Special Cases (RCW 36.18.050)

  • When the Clerk is required to perform services for which no fee or compensation are specifically listed, the Clerk shall be allowed fees similar to and allowed for similar services by statute.
  • Investment service charge and earnings under RCW 36.48.090 must be charged.
  • Costs for non-statutory services rendered by clerk by authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged.

Fee Exemptions

Adoptions Preplacement Report RCW 26.33.190 – Report filed at not cost, even if no case filed yet. Fee is required  when Pet. For Adoption is filed
Disclaimer of Interest Repealed 2005 – No charge
Domestic Violence Petitions RCW 26.50.040 – No filing fees, forms provided free of charge, no charges for  certified copies or service fees.
Employment Security 50.32.110, 50.32.190 – Judicial Review on Unemployment Compensation - No fees of  any kind chargeable to individuals-No fees for department for any clerks
Guardianships RCW 11.88.030 – If attorney general petitions for appointment of guardian, no fee  charged. Or if the alleged incapacitated person has less than $3,000 in total assets, no  filing fee is charged.
Immigration No charge for any fees to the U.S. Dept. of Immigration for requests relating to their  duties.
Informa Pauperis RCW 7.36.250 – If order signed, Clerk does not charge fee at time of filing.
Paternity & Support Actions RCW 74.20.300 – No fees charged to DSHS or Prosecutor in these cases.
Relinquishment for adoption RCW 36.18.020(3) – No fee for filing petitions under this RCW.
Veterans Administration RCW 73.36.155 & 73.04.120) – No fees charged to the requesting party when  requesting copies of legal documents for matters concerning VA eligibility, etc.
Public Assistance RCW 34.05.514 – See RCW for fee exemption.

  • 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 Veterans Administration.
  • Fees to be paid in advance except for state and county (36.18.060). (We voucher the State and cities.)