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Civil Fee Schedule
Cowlitz County Clerk's Civil 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

Abstract of Judgment Filing 20.00   36.18.012(2)
First Page 5.00   36.18.016(4)
Each Additional Page 1.00  
Anti-harassment Petition /
Unlawful Harassment Petition
Forms and Filing 53.00   10.14.040
36.18.020(2)(d)
Arbitration Request for Trial de Novo Filing 250.00   36.18.016(26)
Arbitration – Mandatory Filing 220.00    
Bail Bondsmen Justification Filing    200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 

 

 240.00  
Ballot Recall Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
29A.56.140
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  240.00  
Change of Venue Filing Fee 200.00   4.12.090, .100
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(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 Plus 20.00  
Copy Charge (if any)
(payable to Cowlitz County Clerk)
.50 / page  
Civil Filing Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
   240.00  
Common Law Lien Petition to Invalidate Lien 35.00   60.70.060
36.18.012(9)
Counterclaim, Cross-claim,
Third Party Claim
Filing in an existing case 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
   240.00  
Exception:    
 Unlawful Detainer Case 157.00   36.18.012(5)
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
 Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  197.00  
Deeds of Trust, Surplus Funds Filing 200.00   61.24.080(3),
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
  240.00  
Diking, Drainage and Sewerage
Improvement District
Petition for Review 200.00   85.15.110
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
  240.00  
Election - Affidavit of Elector Filing - election of person contest;
prevention & correction of election
frauds & errors
200.00   29A.68.030
29A.68.011
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  240.00  
Emancipation of a Minor Filing 50.00   36.18.014
13.64.020
Firearms - Petition to Restore Right
to Possess
Filing 200.00   9.41.047
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
   240.00  
Foreign Judgment Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
   240.00  
Frivolous Claim Statute Filing of Application for Order 35.00   60.04.081(3)
36.18.016(18)
Judgment Extension Filing 200.00   6.17.020
9.94A.760(4)
36.18.016(15)
Judicial Review Filing (also see fee exemptions) 200.00   34.05.514
36.18.020(2)(c)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
  240.00  
Jury Demand 12 Member Jury 250.00 36.18.016(3)(a)
  6 Member Jury 125.00  
Land Use Petition Filing 200.00   36.70C.040
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
  240.00  
Legal Newspaper
(effective 06-11-41)
Petition and Order 200.00   65.16.040,
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
   240.00  
Meretricious Relationship Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
  240.00  
Minor to Marry
(under 17 years of age)
Filing Petition & Order 50.00   26.04.010
36.18.050
Minor Work Permit
(under 14 years of age)
Filing Petition & Order  50.00   28A.225.080
26.28.060
36.18.050
Property Taxes, Certification of Delinquency,
Application For Judgment
Each Contestant at Time of Filing Appeal 2.00   84.64.120
84.64.040
Registration of Land Titles
(Torrens Act)
Application for Registration 20.00   65.12.780
36.18.016(14)
Restrictive Covenant Petition to Strike Discriminatory
Provision re real property
20.00   49.60.227
36.18.012(5)
Supplemental Proceedings Filing in an existing case 20.00   36.18.016(7)
Transcript of Judgment Filing 20.00   36.18.012(2)
Unlawful Detainer - Residential 1. Original Filing 45.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  85.00  
2. Upon Filing of any Order other than Default Order
and Default Judgment (or When Answer Filed),
balance is due of
112.00
--------
  36.18.012(5)
197.00  
Unlawful Detainer – Commercial Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  240.00  
Warrant for unpaid taxes or
for overpayment of benefits by any
agency of the State of Washington
Filing 20.00   36.18.012(10)
82.38.235
Water Rights Statement Filing 25.00   90.03.180
36.18.016(17)
Water System Requirements
(Enforcement Of)
Filing of Certified Copy of Administrative Order 200.00   70.119A.040(6)
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  240.00  
Writs 
  • Attachment 
  • Garnishment 
  • Execution on Real Property 
  • Restitution
Each Filing 20.00   36.18.016(6)
36.18.050

 

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