Family Law Fee Schedule

COWLITZ COUNTY CLERK'S FAMILY LAW FEE SCHEDULE

Effective 7/24/2015

  • Fees to be charged to all cities, other counties, other states, unless specifically stated by statute.
  • 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 can voucher State & County).
TitleService ProvidedFee
RCW
AdoptionFiling Fee200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) 26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

260.00

Change of VenueFiling Fee200.00
4.12.090, .100
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(5)(b) CR 82(d) 36.18.016(4) 36.18.016(19)
Judicial Surcharge* (Payable to Clerk of County
to which case is transferred)
40.00

240.00



Process Fee Plus20.00
Copy Charge (if any) (Payable to Cowlitz County Clerk).50 / page
Counter PetitionFiling in an existing case200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00





Filing in modification of existing
Cowlitz County case
36.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) 36.18.016(2) 36.18.050
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

96.00
Custody - Non-ParentalFiling Fee200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) 26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*40.00



Facilitator Surcharge20.00

260.00

Custody – Registering Out of State Custody DecreeFiling Fee200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) 26.27.441
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

260.00
Domestic Relations
(Dissolution, Legal Separation, Invalidity)
Filing Fee230.00
36.18.016(2)(b) 36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(5)(b) 26.12.240
36.18.016(16)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00
Victim Assessment Fee54.00

314.00
Family Court FacilitatorFee for Services (User Fee)20.00
26.12.240
36.18.016(16)
Judgment ExtensionFiling Fee200.00
6.17.020; 9.94A
36.18.016(15) 26.12.240
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

220.00
Meretricious RelationshipFiling Fee200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Modification of Family Law CasesFiling Fee in an
Existing Cowlitz County Case
36.00
36.18.016(2) 36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) AGLO dated 9-9-87
36.18.050
26.12.240
Facilitator surcharge20.00

56.00



New Filing - Modification of another
County/State's Final Order
200.00
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00
Parentage (Paternity, Challenge, Parenting Plan/Support)Filing Fee200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) 26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

260.00

Relocation NoticeFiling Fee in Existing
Cowlitz County Case
36.00
26.09.260
26.09.410-.560
36.18.050
26.12.240
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

56.00
Supplemental ProceedingsFiling in an Existing Case20.00
36.18.016(7)
Termination of Parent-Child RelationshipFiling Fee200.00
26.12.240
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

260.00

Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance
or Child Support
Filing of Original Action200.00
26.18.070, 36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b) 26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
Facilitator Surcharge20.00

260.00
Writs
  • Attachment
  • Garnishment
  • Execution on Real Property
  • Restitution
Each Filing20.00
36.18.016(6) 36.18.050