Fee Schedule - Probate / Guardianship

Effective 6/7/2012

  • 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).
  • Civil filing fees need to be paid by County

Probate / Guardianship

Title Service Provided Fee RCW

Appointment of Special Representative

Filing 

2.00

11.96A.250,
36.18.050

Certificate of Qualification

Issuance (Form K)

5.00

36.18.016(9)

Escheat - Probate Proceedings

Filing Claim
Judicial surcharge*

Filing Revenue Dept. Affidavit

200.00
40.00
240.00
2.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)
11.08.300

Estate (Probate)

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge*

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Guardianship

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge*

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(f)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Letters (Administration, Testamentary, Guardianship)

Certified Copy

5.00

36.18.016(9)

Non-Judicial Resolution (Petition,
Agreement or Memorandum)

Filing in existing case

20.00

11.96.170,
36.18.012(8)

Non-Probate Notice to Creditors

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge

200.00
40.00
240.00

11.42.010(3)(a)
36.18.020(5)(c)
36.18.020(2)(f)

Notice to Creditors-(when Probate is filed in county other than where
decedent resided)

Filing

20.00

11.40.020(2)
36.18.050

Petition Objecting to Non-Judicial Resolution

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Petition Contesting Will or Trust
(TEDRA)

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Petition To Admit Rejected Will

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)

Small Estate Affidavit

Filing

20.00

11.62.010
36.18.050

Trust, Registration or Transfer of

Filing

200.00
 

SSB 1051
36.18.020(2)
36.18.020(5)(c)

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

* Judicial Surcharge due 7/1/2009- - 7/1/2013