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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 Qualification Issuance (Form K) 5.00   36.18.016(9)
Escheat - Probate Proceedings Filing Claim 200.00   36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(4)(b)
11.08.300
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00  
  260.00  
       
Filing Revenue Dept. Affidavit 2.00    
Estate (Probate) Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(f)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00   36.18.020(4)(b)
  240.00    
Guardianship Filing 200.00    36.18.020(2)(f)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

  36.18.020(4)(b)

 

 240.00  
Letters (Administration,
Testamentary, Guardianship)
Certified Copy 5.00   36.18.016(9)
Non-Judicial Resolution
(Petition, Agreement or Memorandum)
Filing in an Existing Case 20.00   11.96.170
36.18.012(8)
Non-Probate Notice to Creditors Filing 200.00   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)
Filing 20.00   11.40.020(2)
36.18.050
Petition Objecting to
Non-Judicial Resolution
Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(g)
Judicial Surcharge* 40.00   36.18.020(4)(b)
  240.00    
Petition Contesting Will or Trust (TEDRA) Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(g)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

  36.18.020(4)(b)
  240.00    
Petition To Admit Rejected Will Filing 200.00   36.18.020(2)(g)
Judicial Surcharge*

40.00

  36.18.020(4)(b)
  240.00    
Small Estate Affidavit Filing 20.00   11.62.010
36.18.050
Will Only (after death - no probate
contemplated)
Filing 20.00   36.18.012(7)
36.18.016(28)
Will Repository (before death) Filing 20.00   36.18.016(28)
11.12.265

 

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