Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I
How do I file for
I need certified copies of
filed court documents, what do I do?
What form of
payments are accepted?
Can I file by fax?
How do I pay my fine?
Where can I find information on
Does the Clerk's office accept proposed orders for filing?
Local Court Rule forms are available in the Clerk's
office and are also available
You may also purchase domestic relations (dissolution,
parentage) kits at the Clerk's office (see
fee schedule for prices). In addition, they may be
obtained at most bookstores, stationery stores or library or
they may be downloaded via the Internet from Washington
You must complete the petition for dissolution which is
filed in the Clerk's office. The filing fee is $290.00.
The Courthouse Facilitator is available by appointment for
The fee for certified copies of filed court documents is $5.00 for the first page and $1.00 for
each additional page per document ($.25 per page for
non-certified documents). There is an additional fee of $5
for mail requests. These fees are only
applicable if no research is
required. Requests requiring research is $30.00.
You may also purchase electronically
certified and non-certified documents at
There is a sign-on fee, in addition to the costs above.
What forms of
payment are accepted?
With the exception of passport
applications, all fees, services and fines must be paid by
cash, money order or cashier's check. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS are accepted.
The Clerk's office currently accepts fax filings from
Washington State BAR members only. The charge is $5.00 for
the first page, $1.00 each additional page and must be
accompanied by the
fax filing cover sheet. There is a ten page limit (not
including the cover sheet) during normal business hours. Only
documents that do not require a fee may be filed by fax.
Payment of Superior Court criminal fines (adult and
juvenile) must be in the form of cash, cashier's check or
money order. You may pay in person, mail your payment or
pay by credit card through Official Payments by calling
1-800-272-9829 or visit them at
www.officialpayments.com. You will need to enter
jurisdiction code 5624 and have your case number
ready. Official Payments charges a convenience fee for this
If you have traffic or criminal misdemeanor fines, please
contact District Court
Bankruptcies are filed with the United States District
a directory of Washington Bankruptcy Courts or call (253)
593-6310 (Tacoma) or (206) 553-7545 (Seattle).
Proposed orders are not accepted in the Clerk's
office for filing with the exception of Parenting
Plans only. Bench copies should be provided to
Superior Court, Room 210 by 12:00 noon the day prior to your