Fee Exemption

Fee Exemption

Category

Description

RCW

Abstracts

To Department of Licenses –State of Washington DOL
Certified copy of Abstracts of Judgments
No fee to the state department of licenses
For filings from another county clerk for LFO collection

AGO 61-62 
No. 136
36.18.020(4)

Adoption

-No filing fee if filed under another Petition already pending under Chapter 26.33 RCW
-Pre-placement report filed prior to petition for adoption
-Revocation of Consent pursuant to 26.33.160

  1. 33.030(2)

 
26.33.190(5)

Aliens, Commitment Of
Homeland Security

No charge to U.S. Immigration office for copies
ICE/ Homeland Security/ Immigration

10.70.150

Anti-Harassment

No charge for forms and brochures – no filing fee for
Petitions relating to stalking, sex offense or domestic violence 

10.14.040(4)
10.14.055

Appeals To Supreme Court Or Court Of Appeals

By state or municipality

By indigent party

2.32.070

4.88.330

Appeals, 
Criminal Ralj

No initial filing fee - See Criminal

36.18.020(2)(b)

Appeals Explanatory Statements

No costs to either party

29A.32.040

ARY & CHINS Petitions

Petitioner-No Filing Fee or Copy Fee

13.04.160

Attorney
General

Exempt from filing fees relating to paternity or support

74.20.300

Ballot Title

No charge to either party

29A.32.040

Certificate of Delinquency

No Cost to County Treasurer

86.64.050

Child Support/ Spousal
Maintenance
Petitions

No filing fee if filed by State of Washington

26.18.040(2)

Condemnation
(Eminent Domain)

No fee for school districts, except on appeal

8.16.150

Criminal

No fee for filing - costs assessed upon conviction or plea guilty, upon failure to prosecute RALJ appeal or affirma lower court conviction  

36.18.020(2)(h) 

**Definitions Title 10**

Dissemination of Criminal History Information This RCW cite is commonly referred by prosecutors to obtain free copies. This RCW cite does not provide free copies of court records as they are exempt by definition.  Superior Court Clerk does not disseminate criminal history information

 10.97.100          10.97.030(1)  10.97.030(5)

Dependency 

No filing fee

13.34.040

Disclaimer

Upon deposit of money/property (required) - No costs to determine conflicting claims of property  (costs may be assessed by court) repealed E2SSB 5454 (2005) 36.18.106(13)

4.08.170

Disclaimer Of Interest

 

11.86.031(4)

Domestic
Violence

No charge to petitioner  for forms, brochures or obtaining Protection Orders, Respondent pays for copies

26.50.030(4),
36.18.020(3)

Domestic
Violence

No charge for filing or service of process; No charge for certified copies to petitioners

26.50.040

Domestic Violence

Foreign Prosecutors and Law Enforcement-
No fee for certified copies of order to foreign prosecutor enforce a WA PO-
Foreign is defined as any prosecutor not in the State of Washington.

26.52.060

DSHS

See Social and Health Services, Department of 

 

Emancipations

No charge for one certified copy of Decree to Petitioner

13.64.050(3)

Eminent Domain

See Condemnation

 

Employment Security

(Judicial Review on Unemployment Compensation) 

  1. No fees of any kind chargeable to individuals 
  2. No fees for department for any of Clerks services

50.32.110
50.32.190

DV & AH Forms and Brochures

No fee for forms and brochures under the Domestic Violence Act & Unlawful Harassment Act

36.18.020 (3) 
26.50.030 (4)
10.14.040(4)

Explanatory Statement Appeals

Parties-No cost to parties

29.81.230

Guardianship or Limit Guardianship

No fee for filing when assets less than $3,000.00
No prepayment when filed by AG - may be ordered  by paid estate

11.88.030(3)

11.88.030(2)(b)

Guardianship to Estate

Cause Code migration/ no additional fee is charged to transfer the guardianship file to a probate proceeding when migration is ordered

11.88.150(2)

Immigration, US Home Land
Security

See Aliens, Commitment of

10.70.150

Irrigation District

No fee for Oath of Commissioner/Board Member of Joint
Irrigation District

87.80.100

In Forma Pauperis

Waiver of filing fee due to financial hardship

36.18.022

Insurance Commissioner

Exempt from filing fees 

48.31.230

Interpleader

Plaintiff exempt from filing fees and costs; disputed
indebtedness placed into court registry by plaintiff upon filing; filing fees to be paid when money disbursed

4.08.160-4.08.180

Juvenile Offender

No fee for filing or service

13.04.160

Juvenile Dependency

No fee for filing or service on Dependency, Guardianship, terminations
- No filing fee on Truancy

13.34.040

36.18.020(2)(a)

Labor & Industries

No filing fee to file complaint to prosecute for collection of wage assignments

49.48.040(2)

Mental Illness-Jury

No jury fee

MPR 3.3

Property

Filing to determine conflicting claims of, see Disclaimer

 

Paternity & Support

Prosecutor DSHS/Attorney Exempt from filing fees related to paternity or support

74.20.300

Prosecutor (State Of Wa)

No fees for copies of criminal pleadings

9.94A.500 (replaced
9.94A.110)

Public Assistance

See Social & Health Services, Department of (Judicial Review)

 

Reciprocal (URESA)

See UIFSA

 

Relinquishment of a Child

No filing fee to a department, agency or prospective adoptive parent under RCW 26.33.080

36.18.020(3)

Service Personnel

No fees for copies to service personnel of US armed forces  (for determining entitlements to family allowances and other benefits)

73.04.120

Sex Offender Registration Sexual Predator 

No Fees for filing or brochures forms or service copies.  No fee for Copies to Law Enforcement Agencies
Assessments for registration and release are commonly done by DOC and social services  10.93.020(2) Law Enforcement Agency Defined

36.18.016 SHB 2223

Social & Health Services

Judicial review, no filing fees for individuals Exempt from filing and copy fees relating to paternity or support

74.08.080(3)(a)
74.20.300

Support Enforcement

(DSHS) Exempt from filing and copy fees relating to paternity or support (also see UIFSA)

74.20.300

UIFSA

(Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) No filing fee - fees may be assessed

26.21.325

Unemployment Compensation

See Employment Security

 

URESA

See UIFSA

 

Veterans

Legal Representative or Family member-
(Marital Status)  No fees for copies for family or legal representative of deceased for VA or other governmental agencies when required in connection with any claim pending

73.04.120

 

before Veterans’ Bureau or governmental agency administering benefits to war veterans - To confirm marital status.

 

Veterans

(Pension, Bounty, Back Pay) No fee for administering oaths, preparing official certificate or perfecting a voucher to procure a pension, bounty or back pay for Honorably Discharged, or spouse, orphan or legal representative 

73.04.010

Veterans

(VA Administration For Benefit Eligibility) No charge for copies to VA, applicant or person acting on applicant’s behalf

73.36.155

Vulnerable Adult

No Filing Fee  No fee for Certified copies to petitioner

74.34.110(9)  74.34.140

Wage Claim Assignments

Court costs by L & I for Prosecution

49.48.040(2)