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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I appear by Zoom or by phone for my court hearing?

If you are requesting to appear by Zoom or by phone for a court hearing, you will need to get pre-approval from the court administrator at (509) 725-3081 or rlhills@co.lincoln.wa.us.

Do you have court forms available that I can fill out?

We do have some packets available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a divorce, legal separation, invalidity, dissolution of domestic partnership, modification, contempt, relocation, or minor guardianship packet, please call or email our office. Packets range in price depending on how many pages are in the packet. A civil protection order packet is no charge.

Forms are also available to download and print (MUST BE PRINTED SINGLE SIDED) from www.courts.wa.gov/forms or www.washingtonlawhelp.org. Please note, if you are filing for divorce, legal separation, invalidity of marriage, or dissolution of domestic partnership, you will need to ask our office for the “verification of Findings” form which is a form required by local court rule that is not available online.

How do I obtain copies of the documents in my court file?

Copies of court documents may be obtained by mail, email, or in-person. Please contact our office at eclerk@co.lincoln.wa.us or (509) 725-1401. If calling, you will need to call during our office hours (9 am to 4 pm weekdays). Emailed copies¬†cannot by certified copies. Payment can be made by cash, cashier’s check, money order, law firm check, or debit/credit card. Please make your payment payable to Lincoln County Clerk.

What is the cost for copies?

Certified copies of court documents are $1.00 per page plus $4.00 for the certification. Plain copies are 50 cents per page for printed copies, or 25 cents per page for emailed copies. Please contact our office to order copies.

The most official copy you can purchase is called the authenticated copy. This is usually needed if you need to provide the copy to someone outside of the United States. Please contact our office for assistance on ordering an authenticated copy.

Do you accept personal checks?

Our office does not accept personal checks. Forms of payment we accept are: cash, cashier’s check, money order, and attorney law firm checks. We also accept debit/credit card payments for most fees such as filing fees and copy fees.

Will the court notify me when my divorce is final?

Our office does not automatically notify you when your case is complete. If you provide copies and a self-addressed stamped envelope when you submit your divorce paperwork, those copies would be stamped and returned to you once your case is complete. You are welcome to call or email our office to check the status of your case.

Do you accept emailed or faxed documents?

No. Unfortunately, we do not file documents sent to us electronically except for civil protection order petitions. Please mail in your paperwork for filing or bring to our office during office hours.

What is the filing fee for divorce?

The filings fee for divorce is $314.00.

How much is the ex-parte fee?

The ex-parte fee is $30.00.

What is your mailing address?

If you are using the USPS Postage Service, our mailing address is:
Lincoln County Clerk
PO Box 68
Davenport, WA 99122

If you are using FedEx or UPS, our address is:
Lincoln County Clerk
450 Logan Street, 2nd Floor
Davenport, WA 99122