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Fee Waivers

Information and forms to apply for fee waivers or reductions which may be available for some services. 

Filing Fees

The following instructions and forms can be used to request a waiver of filing fees in civil and family law court cases.



The forms are available at no cost in the Clerk's Office or the Family Law Facilitators Office (Seattle Courthouse: W-291; Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent: A-1222). They can also be downloaded from the Washington Courts website: (directly: Forms: General Rule 34 Request for Waiver of Civil Filing Fees and Surcharges).

Clerk's Fees

Read the following instructions and complete the form(s) to request a Clerk's fee waiver for Ex Parte via the Clerk and Expedited fees.

If you believe that you have received a non-compliance invoice in error and you have already spoken with the clerk whose name and number is listed on your notice, you may submit an appeal form:

Family Court Service Fees

  • Parent Seminar: For information on a reduction or waiver of the fee, review the Fee Reduction Guidelines. For more information call: (Seattle) 206-477-1464 or (Kent) 206-477-2745.

Interpreter Services

Interpreter Services are provided at no cost for all court events. From Amharic to Zulu, King County Superior Court's Office of Interpreter Services (OIS) obtains interpreters for more than 140 different languages to assist non-English speakers with court matters.

Fee Waiver Rules and Statutes