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PROCEDURES FOR FILING EX-PARTE by
The ex-parte presentation
of documents to Superior Court for approval, signature and
subsequent filing is a convenience provided to members of
the BAR and the public by the Clerk of the Superior Court in
accordance with the provisions of RCW 36.18.016(12). In
order to facilitate expeditious processing of documents
submitted, it is necessary that parties comply with the
specific procedures and requirements as noted below.
All ex-parte documents must
be addressed to:
Kitsap County Clerk - Ex Parte
614 Division St. MS-34
Port Orchard, WA 98366
All documents submitted
must be accompanied by a letter of instruction which
clearly states the purpose of the documents and all
documents to submit for signature and filing. Our office
does not accept proposed orders for filing; you may
provide them as a bench copy.
If conformed copies are
being requested, provide those copies as well as a
self-addressed, stamped envelope large enough to
accommodate return copies with sufficient postage.
Provide payment in the
amount of $30.00 for each presentation. (Pro se
litigants making payments must submit either a money
order or cashiers’ check ONLY.)
If requesting certified
copies, additional payment is required; $5.00 for the
first page and $1.00 for each additional page
thereafter, per document. Payments can be combined onto
Note: Payment only
ensures that the order will be presented to the Court for
signature. If the submission is not successful, resubmitted
pleadings will require a new ex parte fee.
Additional forms required when filing a NEW case and
presenting orders ex-parte:
Dissolution of Marriage Case
(in addition to Petition and other related pleadings)
i. Case Cover Sheet
ii. Confidential Information Form
iii. Certificate of Dissolution Form (Vital Statistics
(in addition to Summons, Complaint and any related motions)
i. Case Cover Sheet
(Request for Track Assignment is not required as cases in
Kitsap County are not assigned until set for trial).
If submitted ex-parte mail does not comply with ALL of the
above requirements, it will be returned unprocessed.
July 18, 2016