CR 78: CLERKS

(a) Powers and Duties of Clerks. (Reserved. See RCW 2.32.050.)

(b) Office Hours.

The clerk's office with the clerk or a deputy in attendance shall be open during business hours on all days except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

(c) Orders by Clerk.

All motions and applications in the clerk's office for issuing mesne process, for issuing final process to enforce and execute judgments, and for other proceedings which do not require allowance or order of the court are grantable of course by the clerk; but the clerk's action may be suspended or altered or rescinded by the court upon cause shown.

(d) Filing of Depositions.

Upon the filing of a deposition transcript in any case pursuant to rule 5(i), the clerk shall forthwith endorse the date of the filing upon the envelope, and shall enter the same upon the case history docket.

(e) Entry of Judgments and Costs.

The clerk shall enter judgment or decree pursuant to the provisions of rule 58 and the same shall then be entered for the sum found due or the relief awarded, with costs and disbursements, if any, to be taxed. Entry of judgment shall not be delayed for the taxing of costs. If no cost bill is filed by the party to whom costs are awarded within 10 days after the entry of the judgment or decree, the clerk shall proceed to tax the following costs and disbursements, namely: (1) The statutory attorney fee; (2) The clerk's fee; and (3) The sheriff's fee. If a cost bill is filed, the clerk shall enter as the amount to be recovered the amount claimed in such cost bill, and no motion to retax costs shall be considered unless the same be filed within 6 days after the filing of the cost bill. For purposes of this subsection (e), "cost bill" also includes affidavit detailing disbursements.

(f) Bonds.

The clerk shall at once upon the filing of a bond (except bond for costs) enter the same at large upon the journal. The clerk shall endorse upon every affidavit or undertaking filed to procure a writ of attachment, the day, hour, and minute of filing thereof.

[Originally effective July 1, 1967; amended effective September 1, 1988; September 1, 2007; April 28, 2015.]

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