Chapter 4.56


4.56.010    Sheriff’s Department Fees.

4.56.010 Sheriff’s Department Fees.

The Sheriff’s Department shall collect the following fees for its official services:

A.    For service of each summons and complaint, notice and complaint, summons and petition, and notice of small claim on one defendant at any location, $35.00, and on two or more defendants in the same residence, $40.00, besides mileage;

B.    For making a return, besides mileage actually traveled, $20.00 for each return of service;

C.    For levying each writ of attachment or writ of execution upon real or personal property, besides mileage, $65.00 per hour;

D.    For filing copy of writ of attachment or writ of execution with Auditor, $30.00 plus Auditor’s filing fee;

E.    For serving writ of possession or restitution without aid of the county, besides mileage, $85.00;

F.    For serving writ of possession or restitution with aid of the county, beside mileage, $85.00 plus $85.00 for each hour after one hour;

G.    For serving an arrest warrant in any action or proceeding, besides mileage, $67.00;

H.    For executing any other writ or process in a civil action or proceeding, besides mileage, $67.00 per hour;

I.    For each mile actually and necessarily traveled in going to or returning from any place of service, or attempted service, up to the per mile rate established by the United States Internal Revenue Service as their standard business rate with a $10.00 minimum mileage charge; or, at the discretion of the Sheriff, the Sheriff may establish geographic zones within Pierce County and may charge a mileage rate to that zone as opposed to the exact location if, in the discretion of the Sheriff, this process would be a cost effective and fair process;

J.    For making a deed to lands sold upon execution or order of sale or other decree of court, to be paid by the purchaser, $65.00;

K.    For making copies of papers when sufficient copies are not furnished, $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 per each individual page;

L.    For the service of any other document and supporting papers for which no other fee is provided herein, $40.00;

M.    For posting a notice of sale, or postponement, $35.00 besides mileage;

N.    For certificate or bill of sale or property, or certificate of redemption, $65.00;

O.    For conducting a sale of property, $65.00 per hour spent at a Sheriff’s sale;

P.    For notarizing documents, $10.00 for each document.

Q.    For fingerprinting for non-criminal purposes, the applicable rate(s) will be established by South Sound 911 (formerly the Law Enforcement Support Agency);

R.    For mailing required by statute, whether regular, certified, or registered, the actual cost of postage;

S.    For an internal criminal history records check, $15.00;

T.    For the reproduction of audio, visual, or photographic material, to include magnetic microfilming, the actual cost including personnel time.

U.    Any applicable bridge or highway toll incurred in the performance of any official services in this Chapter, in addition to mileage.

V.    All other provisions of RCW 36.18.040 are incorporated by reference unless inconsistent herewith.

(Ord. 2014-24s § 1, 2014; Ord. 2008-108 § 1, 2008; Ord. 2003-120 § 1, 2003)