Local Court Rule forms are available in the Clerk's
office and are also available online. 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 State at
How do I file for Dissolution (Divorce)?
You must complete the starting documents for dissolution which is then
filed in the Clerk's office. The clerk's office carries packets for purchase with all of the forms and instructions from start to finish. You can also download the forms from the Washington Court Forms Website at www.courts.wa.gov/forms/ . The filing fee is $314.00.
You may also purchase electronically certified and
non-certified documents at www.clerkepass.com. 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. Credit and debit cards are accepted for an additional fee. 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 service.
If you have traffic or criminal misdemeanor fines, please
contact District Court at
Bankruptcies are filed with the United States District
Court. Visit www.wawb.uscourts.gov for a directory of Washington
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 Administration in Room 210.