Probate/Guardianship

Cowlitz County Clerk's Probate/Guardianship 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).


Title


Service Provided


Fee



RCW


Certificate of QualificationIssuance (Form K)5.00
36.18.016(9)
Escheat - Probate ProceedingsFiling Claim200.00
36.18.020(2)(f) 36.18.020(4)(b) 11.08.300
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

260.00




Filing Revenue Dept. Affidavit2.00

Estate (Probate)Filing200.00
36.18.020(2)(f)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
36.18.020(4)(b)

240.00

GuardianshipFiling200.00
36.18.020(2)(f)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00



36.18.020(4)(b)


240.00

Letters (Administration, Testamentary, Guardianship)Certified Copy5.00
36.18.016(9)
Non-Judicial Resolution
(Petition, Agreement or Memorandum)
Filing in an Existing Case20.00
11.96.170
36.18.012(8)
Non-Probate Notice to CreditorsFiling200.00
11.42.010(3)(a) 36.18.020(2)(f) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Notice of Probate (when probate filed
in a county other than where decedent
resided)
Filing20.00
11.40.020(2) 36.18.050
Petition Objecting to
Non-Judicial Resolution
Filing200.00
36.18.020(2)(g)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00
36.18.020(4)(b)

240.00

Petition Contesting Will or Trust (TEDRA)Filing200.00
36.18.020(2)(g)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00



36.18.020(4)(b)

240.00

Petition To Admit Rejected WillFiling200.00
36.18.020(2)(g)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00



36.18.020(4)(b)

240.00

Small Estate AffidavitFiling20.00
11.62.010
36.18.050
Will Only (after death - no probate
contemplated)
Filing20.00
36.18.012(7) 36.18.016(28)
Will Repository (before death)Filing20.00
36.18.016(28) 11.12.265