Superior Court Clerk

Fee Schedule - Probate / Guardianship

Updated May 2022

  • 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)

11.88.030(4)

 

Letters-Administration, Testamentary, Guardianship

Certified Copy

5.00

 

36.18.016(9)

Minor & Emergency Minor Guardianship

 

Refer to Fee Exemptions section for additional information

Filing fee

Judicial surcharge

200.00

40.00

240.00

36.18.020(2) (f)

36.18.020 (5)(c)

11.130.170

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

TEDRA Non-Judicial Resolution (Petition, Agreement or Memorandum)

Filing in existing case

20.00

11.96.170,

36.18.012(8)

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) (2)(f)

 

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.

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 11.98.005 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

No charge for federal agencies listed above
No charge for state agencies listed above
No charge for Chelan County Departments (36.18.140)
Limited Partnerships now filed with Secretary of State.  Certificates of Osteopath, Osteopathy Surgery, Chiropractors, Chiropody, Optometry, etc., now filed with Department of Licenses. 

Posted: 01/13/2015 02:04 PM
Last Updated: 06/08/2022 10:19 AM

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