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ActionCommencementFeeSurcharge.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1048-S2.SL) ***
(1) A small claims action shall be commenced by the plaintiff filing a claim, in the form prescribed by RCW 12.40.050, in the small claims department. A filing fee of fourteen dollars plus any surcharge authorized by RCW 7.75.035 shall be paid when the claim is filed. Any party filing a counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim in such action shall pay to the court a filing fee of fourteen dollars plus any surcharge authorized by RCW 7.75.035.
(2) Until July 1, 2013, in addition to the fees required by this section, an additional surcharge of ten dollars shall be charged on the filing fees required by this section, of which seventy-five percent must be remitted to the state treasurer for deposit in the judicial stabilization trust account and twenty-five percent must be retained by the county.

NOTES:

Effective date2011 1st sp.s. c 44: See note following RCW 3.62.020.
Effective date2009 c 572: See note following RCW 43.79.505.
Intent2005 c 457: See note following RCW 43.08.250.
Effective date1990 c 172: See note following RCW 7.75.035.
Court Improvement Act of 1984Effective datesSeverabilityShort title1984 c 258: See notes following RCW 3.30.010.
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