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Commonly Asked Questions


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 509-725-1401 or to request copies.  Emailed copies cannot be certified copies. Payment can be made by cash, cashier’s check, law firm check, money order, or debit/credit card.  Please make your payment payable to: Lincoln County Clerk.

Do you accept personal checks?

Our office does not accept personal checks.  Forms of payment we accept are: cash, money order, cashier’s check, and attorney law firm checks. For copies we also accept debit/credit cards.

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 can 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 orders.  Please mail in your paperwork for filing or bring to our office during office hours.

What is the filing fee for divorce?

Dissolution filing fee is $314.

How much is the ex-parte fee?

The ex-parte fee is $30. 

What is your mailing address? 

If you are using the USPS postal service, our mailing address is:
Lincoln County Clerk
Davenport WA 99122

If you are using FedEx or UPS, please mail to our physical address:
Lincoln County Clerk
450 Logan St, 2nd Floor
Davenport WA 99122

What is the cost for copies? 

Certified copies of court documents are $5 for the first page and $1 each additional page per document and per copy.  Plain copies of court documents are $.50 per page for printed copies or $.25 per page for emailed copies.  Please call our office to order copies or email us at

Do you have divorce forms available?

We do have a limited amount of domestic forms available to purchase.  If you would like to purchase a divorce, modification, contempt, or relocation packet please call our office. Packets range from $15 to $45 plus shipping/handling costs. Please call or email our office to determine the correct packet needed and cost.

How do I make a payment on my
Legal Financial Obligation?

If you would like to pay with your credit/debit card, please call our office to set up an online payment.  You can also mail your payment or bring it to our office. We are not able to accept personal checks. Cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, and debit/card forms of payment are accepted.

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