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 JudgmentFiling20.00
36.18.012(2)
First Page5.00
36.18.016(4)
Each Additional Page1.00
Anti-harassment Petition / Unlawful Harassment PetitionForms and Filing53.00
10.14.040
36.18.020(2)(d)
Arbitration Request for Trial de NovoFiling250.00
36.18.016(26)
Arbitration – MandatoryFiling220.00

Bail Bondsmen JustificationFiling200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00




240.00
Ballot RecallFiling200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 29A.56.140
36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Change of VenueFiling Fee200.00
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 Plus20.00
Copy Charge (if any) (payable to Cowlitz County Clerk).50 / page
Civil FilingFiling200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Common Law LienPetition to Invalidate Lien35.00
60.70.060
36.18.012(9)
Counterclaim, Cross-claim, Third Party ClaimFiling in an existing case200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Exception:


Unlawful Detainer Case157.00
36.18.012(5) 36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

197.00
Deeds of Trust, Surplus FundsFiling200.00
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 Review200.00
85.15.110
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00




240.00
Election - Affidavit of ElectorFiling - 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 MinorFiling50.00
36.18.014
13.64.020
Firearms - Petition to Restore Right
to Possess
Filing200.00
9.41.047
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Foreign JudgmentFiling200.00
36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00




240.00
Frivolous Claim StatuteFiling of Application for Order35.00
60.04.081(3) 36.18.016(18)
Judgment ExtensionFiling200.00
6.17.020
9.94A.760(4) 36.18.016(15)
Judicial ReviewFiling (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 Demand12 Member Jury250.00
36.18.016(3)(a)
6 Member Jury125.00
Land Use PetitionFiling200.00
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 Order200.00
65.16.040, 36.18.020(2)(a) 36.18.020(4)(b)
Judicial Surcharge*40.00

240.00
Meretricious RelationshipFiling200.00
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 & Order50.00
26.04.010
36.18.050
Minor Work Permit
(under 14 years of age)
Filing Petition & Order50.00
28A.225.080
26.28.060
36.18.050
Property Taxes, Certification of Delinquency, Application For JudgmentEach Contestant at Time of Filing Appeal2.00
84.64.120
84.64.040
Registration of Land Titles
(Torrens Act)
Application for Registration20.00
65.12.780
36.18.016(14)
Restrictive CovenantPetition to Strike Discriminatory
Provision re real property
20.00
49.60.227
36.18.012(5)
Supplemental ProceedingsFiling in an existing case20.00
36.18.016(7)
Transcript of JudgmentFiling20.00
36.18.012(2)
Unlawful Detainer - Residential1. Original Filing45.00
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
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36.18.012(5)
197.00
Unlawful Detainer – CommercialFiling200.00
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
Filing20.00
36.18.012(10) 82.38.235
Water Rights StatementFiling25.00
90.03.180
36.18.016(17)
Water System Requirements
(Enforcement Of)
Filing of Certified Copy of Administrative Order200.00
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 Filing20.00
36.18.016(6) 36.18.050