Chapter 5.32


5.32.010    Purpose.

5.32.020    Surcharge to be imposed.

5.32.030    Effective date.

5.32.040    Collection and implementation.

5.32.050    Severability.


Ord. 672    07/13/99


Ord. 783    11/22/05

5.32.010 Purpose.

RCW 26.12.240 authorizes the creation of a courthouse facilitator program to provide basic services to pro se litigants in family law cases and authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to impose a user fee, or a surcharge of up to $20 on only those Superior Court cases filed under RCW Title 26, or both, to pay for the expenses of the courthouse facilitator program.

5.32.020 Surcharge to be imposed.

A surcharge of $20 shall be imposed on each Superior Court case filed under RCW Title 26.

5.32.030 Effective date.

This chapter shall become effective 10 days after adoption by the Board of Commissioners.

5.32.040 Collection and implementation.

Surcharges imposed shall be collected by the Clerk of the Court and remitted to the County Treasurer for deposit in a separate account to be used solely for the expenses of the courthouse facilitator program.

5.32.050 Severability.

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this chapter; it being herein expressly declared that this chapter and each section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause and phrase thereof would have been adopted irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional.