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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).


Title

Service Provided

Fee

RCW

Adoption Filing Fee 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
  260.00    
Change of Venue Filing Fee 200.00   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 Plus 20.00  
Copy Charge (if any)
(Payable to Cowlitz County Clerk)
.50 / page  
Counter Petition Filing in an existing case 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*  40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge  20.00  
260.00  
       
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 Surcharge  20.00  
  96.00  
Custody - Non-Parental Filing Fee 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

 
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
  260.00    
Custody –
Registering Out of State Custody Decree
Filing Fee 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
26.27.441
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge  20.00  
  260.00  
Domestic Relations
(Dissolution, Legal Separation, Invalidity)
Filing Fee 230.00   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 Surcharge 20.00  
Victim Assessment Fee 54.00  
  314.00  
Family Court Facilitator Fee for Services (User Fee) 20.00   26.12.240
36.18.016(16)
Judgment Extension Filing Fee 200.00   6.17.020; 9.94A
36.18.016(15)
26.12.240
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
220.00  
Meretricious Relationship Filing Fee 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  240.00  
Modification of Family Law Cases Filing 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 surcharge 20.00  
  56.00  
     
New Filing - Modification of another
County/State's Final Order
200.00  
Judicial Surcharge*  40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge  20.00  
Parentage (Paternity, Challenge,
Parenting Plan/Support)
Filing Fee 200.00   36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
  260.00    
Relocation Notice Filing Fee in Existing
Cowlitz County Case
36.00   26.09.260
26.09.410-.560
36.18.050
26.12.240
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
  56.00  
Supplemental Proceedings Filing in an Existing Case 20.00   36.18.016(7)
Termination of Parent-Child Relationship Filing Fee 200.00   26.12.240
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
  260.00    
Wage Assignment, Spousal Maintenance
or Child Support
Filing of Original Action 200.00   26.18.070,
36.18.020(2)(a)
36.18.020(4)(b)
26.12.240
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
Facilitator Surcharge 20.00  
  260.00  
Writs
  • Attachment
  • Garnishment
  • Execution on Real Property
  • Restitution
Each Filing 20.00   36.18.016(6)
36.18.050
         

 

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