Requesting Documents



requesting documents

MONDAYS are docket days in the court.
Most requests will be put into the queue and answered on Tuesday.


Please allow 24 hours for initial contact from the clerk's office. As you can expect, we are experiencing an influx on requests due to covid-19 restrictions.

we strive at getting requests finish quickly. 2-4 days. patience is appreciated.



There are 3 ways to request documents.  



THIS OFFICE DOES NOT SUPPLY TRANSCRIPTS. YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE COURT REPORTER. (360) 249-2642



#1-FIRST STEP BEFORE MAKING YOUR REQUEST:


Check the Odyssey Portal to find case numbers and document titles before making your request. Here is the link:
https://odysseyportal.courts.wa.gov/ODYPORTAL/Home/Dashboard/29


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1) BY EMAIL:

Step 1: Contact via email at clerk@co.grays-harbor.wa.us
You will need to provide: 
The name of one of the parties and/or the case number 
AND
The name of the document/s
you would like to purchase. 
AND
Emailed or Certified?

Step 2: Wait for a response from the Clerk's Office with the cost of the documents and how to pay.

PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR A RESPONSE, AS OUR REQUESTS ARE PUT INTO A QUEUE YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP.
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2) BY USPS MAIL: (Use this option if you do not have email.)

1) Call our office and provide the case number and specific documents you would like. Explain that you would like to request documents sent to you via the USPS. Or mail your request to the office. 

2) You will be provided with the cost required for the documents and the shipping costs.

3) You mail us your money order, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

4) When we receive your money order and self-addressed, stamped envelope, your documents will be processed and mailed to you.
Envelope
Mail all requests and correspondence to:

Grays Harbor County Clerk's Office

102 W Broadway, Suite 203

Montesano, WA 98563
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3) IN-PERSON BY OUR PUBLIC COMPUTER :

The Grays Harbor County Clerk's Office has a public workstation to assist you in searching for and printing Superior Court documents. 
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The cost of printing court documents is .50 cents per page. The electronic cost of sending via email is .25 cents per page. As per the RCW 36.18.016(4) (minimum of $1.00)

If you require certified copies; that fee is $5 for the first page and $1 each additional page. They will be sent via USPS with a shipping charge and an envelope fee depending on the size of the request.  

Some older documents may require extra work to locate and will include an investigation fee of $30/hour. We will not send it via email. These cases will have to be printed and send via USPS with shipping fees. 

The audio recordings fee is $25.00/case #/CD. This request can be picked up here in our office, or an additional shipping fee will be added for out of area requests. Please allow more time to process as the courtroom with the audio may be unavailable during business hours.


The Clerk's office does not accept personal checks.
Cash, debit/credit cards, or money orders will be accepted.
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**HOW TO REQUEST PRE-PRINTED PACKETS:

Step 1:
Contact via email at clerk@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

You will need to provide the packet you would like to pay for and sent to the address you provide, via USPS. These packets CANNOT be sent via email. Visit: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/ to print out your copies.

Step 2: Wait for a response from the Clerk's Office with the cost and how to pay. PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR A RESPONSE, AS OUR REQUESTS, ARE PUT INTO A QUEUE YOU WILL
BE NOTIFIED ASAP.



Packet Price List +includes Shipping:

Dissolution w/children-$50.00

Dissolution w/o children- $45.00

Nonparental Custody-$50.00

Parenting Plan/Child Support-$50.00

Paternity (Establishing)-$50.00

Modification of Parenting Plan-$40.00

Mod of Child Support-$45.00

Mod of Parenting Plan & Support-$50.00

Response to Disso w/Child-$30.00

Response to Disso w/o Child-$8.00

Response to Parenting Plan/Support-$20.00

Response to Paternity-$12.00

Response to Non-Parental Custody-$12.00

Response to Mod Parenting Plan-$12.00

Response to Mod Support-$10.00

Response to Mod Parent Plan/Support-$12.00

Contempt-$12.00

Ex Parte Restraining Order/Show Cause-$12.00

Motion for Temp Orders-$12.00

Relocation/Objection to Relocation-$25.00

Restoration of Firearms Packet-$8.00