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$43 filing fee, RCW 3.62.060(1)(a), plus$10 county surcharge, RCW 7.75.035(1), plus$30 state surcharge, RCW 3.62.060(2)(a), plus$104.50 ($204.50 on July 25, 2021 or later) auditor recording fees, RCW 4.24.130(4), RCW 36.18.010, and ESSHB 1277, §1 (2021) (effective July 25, 2021).
Government Assistance – An individual is currently receiving assistance under any needs-based, means-tested assistance program such as – Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); orState-provided general assistance for unemployable individuals (GA-U or GA-X); orFederal Supplemental Security Income (SSI); orFederal poverty-related veteran’s benefits; orFood Stamp Program (FSP); orWelfare; orMedicaid; orPregnant Women Assistance Benefits; orRefugee Settlement Benefits; orAged, Blind or Disabled Assistance Program; orBelow Poverty Guideline – An individual’s household income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline; orWithout Financial Ability – An individual’s household income is above 125% of the federal poverty guideline and recurring basic living expenses (as defined in RCW 10.101.010(4)(d)) render the individual without the financial ability to pay the fees or surcharges; orOther – Other compelling circumstances exist that demonstrate an individual’s inability to pay fees and/or surcharges.A Motion For Waiver Of Fees form is available on this page and at several locations on the District Court website. The federal poverty guideline is also available on the web