INCREASE OF SURCHARGE ON
July 24, 2015: Surcharge on domestic cases from $24 to $54.00.
EFILE SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ATTORNEY OFFICES
February 1, 2011: Attorneys may now e-file Superior Court Documents with the Clerk's Office. INFO
Thurston County Clerk Alerts history:
August 22, 2011 - Betty Gould Explaination for ClerkAlert (Letters Testamentary/Admin/Guardianship
August 18, 2011 - Letters Testamentary/Administration & Letters of Guardianship
February 1, 2011 - ITEM #1: Cases Subject to Clerks Dismissal
February 1, 2011 - ITEMS #2: Clerk's Office E-filing Program
June 4, 2010 - Change in Handling Modification in Paternity Cases
October 8, 2009 - Change in Office Hours (Lunch Court Closing)
March 4, 2009 - Change in Process of Calendar Confirmations
January 1, 2009 - Faulty Document Policy enacted
January 1, 2009 - Dismissal of Abandoned/Stagnant Cases enacted
November 4, 2008 - Faulty Document Policy Letter
March 21, 2008 - Change in Probate an Guardianship Letters
January 2007 - Sealed Document Cover Sheets
updated January, 2007
November 9, 2006 - Change in Accepted Methods to Confirm Hearings
July 19, 2006 - Clerk Alert Re: GR15 and GR 22
November 4, 2004 - Local procedure - GR31
E-filing service: If you are interested in participating in our beta testing of our E-filing program, read the February 2011 "Item #2: Clerk's Office E-filing program" clerkalert listed above.
Calendar changes at Family and
Juvenile Court were made effective March 1, 2010. Probate/Guardianship
and the Revision/Presentation calendars. The Clerk's Office no longer accepts
The Judge's Notice of Issue
has been updated. (2/1/10)
Civil and FJC Judge's Notices of
Issue have been updated for 2010 hearings based upon the Judge rotation with
Family and Juvenile Court. (12/17/09)
Commencing November 1, 2009, the
Clerk's Office will be closed during the lunch hour from noon until 1:00
p.m. A drop box will be available outside each office for filings made
during that time, which will be timed in at 1:00 p.m. when the Clerk's Office
reopens. For more information, click on the November 1, 2009 link above.
Fee Schedule Updated - Effective July 1, 2009, House Bill 2362 goes into
effect which imposes a $30 judicial surcharge on most new case filings at the
Effective July 17, 2009, the
Self-Represented Parties Final Dissolution hearings will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Effective July 26.
2009, Senate Bill 5013 goes into effect which increases the Clerk's ex parte fee
to $30, increases record searches to $30, and increases the cost of Letters in
probate and guardianship cases to $5.
The Judge's Notice of Issue for Family and Juvenile Court has
been updated. (6/5/09)
With regard to Tuesday and Thursday
family law calendars, this office will no longer be notifying litigants that the
calendar was full and their hearing was continued. To ascertain if your
case will be heard or continued, view the online
The Thurston County Clerk's Office no longer accepts confirmations by fax effective March 15, 2009.
Faulty Document and Dismissal of Abandoned/Stagnant Cases Policies enacted.
Clerk's faulty document policy for
handling of and charging fee for filing of faulty documents.
Fees to be charged for Letters
Testamentary, Administration, and Guardianship.
Confirmation policies updated for Civil and Family Law Attorney calendars.
Rule 15 - Guidelines on Sealing and Redacting, and General
Rule 22 - Guidelines for Access to Family and Guardianship Court Records /
July 1, 2006
Sealed Document Cover Sheets
updated January, 2007 - Click here for Available Forms
General Rule (GR) 22 became
effective July 1, 2006 enabling parties to seal certain documents in family law
and guardianship cases. Parties are able to seal financial documents
listed on the Sealed Financial Source Documents cover sheet. If
the financial information is not specifically listed, a court order must be
obtained to file the document. Other documents may be sealed
as identified in the Sealed Personal Health Care Cover Sheet and the Sealed
Confidential Reports Cover Sheet. Cover sheets MUST be attached to the
original document for it to become sealed and a separate cover sheet provided
for the public file. For additional information and forms, see the Clerk's
Office Forms Available and click on
Sealed Cover Sheets.
Rule 31, Access to Court Records - Guidelines for how to handle
personal identifiers for children in Thurston County. Identification
of statutorily sealed case types and what documents are sealed when
they reach the Clerk's Office.
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