What is the cost of filing a small claims action in Whatcom County?

The filing fee is $29.

This is more than in some other counties because the court partners with the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center in an effort to settle cases before they come to trial.

Note: This information is intended to be a general statement of small claims procedure. For more detailed information, please consult applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapters 3.66, 4.16, 4.28, 12.40, and applicable provisions in the Civil Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, Rule 5 (CRLJ 5). RCWs and court rules can also be found at your local library. To contact a court directly, search our Court Directory.

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