Below is a list of all current Civil Fees for the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.18.040. Please note, all fees shall be paid CASH ONLY and are non-refundable. We cannot accept debit/credit cards or checks for service papers.
We never guarantee papers will be served.
Single Document (local)
Multiple Documents (local)
Additional Person, at same address, add
Additional Mileage over 20 miles
Notarization--Civil Papers Only
Note: Additional persons living at different addresses will be whole deposit for each address.
$40 deposit ($30 Sheriff's Fee/$10 Mileage Fee for up to 20 miles in attempts)
$65 deposit ($55 Sheriff's Fee/$10 Mileage Fee for up to 20 miles in attempts)
$.50 (50 cents) per mile
Writ of Restitution
You must provide two (2) copies of Writ, Storage of Personal Property (per RCW 59.18.312), and Tenant Information Sheet (can be provided by Sheriff's Office upon request).
Writ of Restitution (local) Breakdown: Service (posting) Return of Service to courts Mileage, minimum fee
Cost for sheriff deputy aid (ousting) for first hour Each additional hour Additional Mileage over 20 miles