Sheriff's Fees - Civil Office

ALL SERVICES RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF PROTECTION ORDER ARE FEE EXEMPT, AND JCSO WILL NEITHER REQUEST NOR ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR THESE MATTERS


CIVIL OFFICE SHERIFF'S FEES & FEE DEPOSITS

State Law requires the Sheriff's Office to collect fees for certain services; the amount charged for each type of service is set by the Board of County Commissioners.  (RCW 36.18.040).  The current fee schedule took effect March 1, 2016, following approval by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on November 23, 2015. The Fee Schedule was adopted via Ordinance 09-1123-15.

The Civil Office is prohibited from utilizing public funds to defray the costs of private litigation (RCW 36.18.040). Under no circumstances will the staff of the Civil Office alter the fee scale contained herein and established by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners.

This page only lists fees and fee deposits.  For information regarding how to submit a civil case for processing by the JCSO Civil Unit, please refer to our Intake Sheets Page

The Civil Office can accept cash, cashiers' checks, money orders, and business checks from verifiable law firms and other similar businesses.  The Civil Office cannot accept debit or credit cards, electronic payments, or personal checks.

ADVANCED FEE DEPOSITS

JCSO requires a deposit prior to accepting service. For general service of process, the deposit varies based on the location of the person to be served; for civil cases (such as conducting evictions or executing on other Writs), the deposit varies based on the type of case.  There are no fees for the service of protective orders of any kind, including temporary protective orders, petitions for protective orders, or other paperwork directly related to protective orders.

If our fees exceed the deposit, you will be invoiced for the balance; if our fees are less than the deposit, you will be mailed a refund upon the conclusion of the services.

FEE DEPOSITS - GENERAL PROCESS SERVICE (Per Servee)

See the Process Intake Form for more information on General Service of Process

LOCATION FOR SERVICEREQUIRED DEPOSIT
Port Hadlock / Chimacum / Irondale$60.00
Port Townsend / Cape George$70.00
Port Ludlow$70.00
Discovery Bay / Gardiner$70.00
Quilcene$80.00
Brinnon$90.00
West End (Forks / Queets / Clearwater)$80.00


 FEE DEPOSITS - CIVIL CASES (Per Case)

See the appropriate Intake Sheets for further information on each type of Writ / Case

TYPE OF CASEREQUIRED DEPOSIT
Writ of Attachment - Personal PropertyVARIES (see Intake Sheet)
Writ of Attachment - Real Property$150.00 for one property$100.00 for each additional property after the first
Writ of Ejectment / Assistance$100.00
Writ of Execution - Personal Property$500.00 minimum deposit, plus levy fees$1,600.00 additional deposit required if Service by Publication is necessary
Writ of Execution - Till Tap$250.00 deposit$1,600.00 additional deposit if Service by Publication is necessary
Writ of Execution / Order of Sale - Real Property$1,000.00 if Service by Publication is not necessary$2,600.00 if Service by Publication is necessary
Writ of Habeas Corpus$100.00
Writ of Replevin$100.00
Writ of Restitution$100.00
Sheriff's Deed$60.00

 

FEE SCHEDULE

GENERAL FEES(These fees are charged in most cases, including general service of process)

Serve ONE (1) Servee$20.00
Serve TWO (2) or more Servees at the Same Address$25.00
Return of Service$10.00
Mileage
Each mile actually and necessarily traveled in going to, or returning from, any place of service or attempted service. Mileage is charged at the current rate per mile, set by the IRS; this may change, pursuant to IRS guidelines, without notice. In no event will the amount collected be less than Ten Dollars Even.
$10.00 minimum fee
Actual mileage billed at current IRS mileage rate
Copies
$2.00 for the first page
$1.00 for each additional page, after the first
Notary Fee (Per Document)$5.00 per notarization

 

WRITS OF ATTACHMENT – REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY

Levy$50.00 per hour, per Deputy; minimum charge of one hour
Notice of Levy$5.00
Auditor Recording and Filing FeesRates as set by Auditor

 

WRITS OF EXECUTION - REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY

Levy$50.00 per hour, per Deputy; minimum charge of one hour
Notice of Levy$5.00
Auditor Recording and Filing FeesRates as set by Auditor
Notice to Judgment Debtor$5.00
Public Notice of Sale (Document)$5.00
Service by Publication (Document)$5.00
Publication of NoticesRates as set by newspaper
Posting of Notices$15.00, per notice
Mailing of NoticesActual cost of postage
Affidavit of Posting$15.00
Affidavit of Mailing$15.00
Conducting of Sale$50.00 Per Hour, Minimum Charge of One Hour
Certificate of Sale (Real Property)$50.00
Notice of Postponement$15.00, per notice
Sheriff's Deed$50.00

 

REDEMPTION

Service Notice of Intent to Redeem$20.00
Certificate of Redemption$50.00

 

WRITS OF GARNISHMENT

Serve Garnishee$50.00

 

WRITS OF REPLEVIN – AFFIDAVIT, CLAIM & DELIVERY

Serve Defendant with Writ and/or Affidavit, and Bond$50.00
Levy$50.00 per hour, per Deputy; minimum charge of one hour
Transport and Storage Fees
Set by third party service providers; all fees are the responsibility of the Plaintiff and/or Plaintiff Representative

 

WRITS OF RESTITUTION / WRITS OF EJECTMENT / WRITS OF ASSISTANCE

Service, without Enforcement by a Deputy$40.00
Service, requiring Enforcement by a Deputy$60.00 for the first hour
Hourly Cost AFTER the First Hour of Enforcement$50.00 per hour, per Deputy

 

ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS OR SUPPORTING PAPERS, FOR WHICH NO FEE IS PROVIDED HEREIN, ARE CHARGED AT THE RATE OF $25.00 FOR PRODUCTION, with copies, service, and other fees charged as outlined within

ANY OTHER SERVICES OR ACTIONS, FOR WHICH NO FEE IS PROVIDED HEREIN, WILL BE BILLED AT THE HOURLY PERSONNEL COST DETERMINED BY THE SHERIFF