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
  • No Refunds

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)

Counter Claim, Cross Claim, 3rd Party Claim

Filing in existing case
Judicial Surcharge*

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(a),
36.18.020(5)(c)

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 (there is no fee on cases with assets less than $3,000 when a court order so states RCW 11.88.030(4))

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) TEDRA

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)

TEDRA Petition Contesting Will or Trust, and New non-judicial Binding Agreement (and TEDRA with Petition cases - regardless of whether in a new or existing case)

Filing  fee
Judicial surcharge

200.00
40.00
240.00

36.18.020(2)(g)
36.18.020(5)(c)
11.96A.220

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 RCW 11.98.0005 Eff. 1/1/12

Filing

200.00
40.00
240.00

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

Registration of Trust Certificate of Registration issued by Clerk

 

Issuance of Certificate
(30 days after filing of registration, if no objection)

 

$5.00 plus
copy fees for Attachments

 

36.18.050 (“fee similar” to issuance of Letters Testamentary)

Note: Clerk will not charge a fee for copies of attachments to be attached to original Certificate that gets filed.

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