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Fees Schedule

 

Civil Fees

Family Law Fees

Probate Fees

Small Claims Fees

Jury Fees

Appeals Fees

Miscellaneous Fees

Certification and Copying

Forms and Handbook Fees

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CIVIL Services Provided

Code Section

Total  Fee

1.      Complaint, petition or other first paper, including papers transmitted from another court on the transfer of a civil action or a special proceeding for one plaintiff/petitioner.

(***For each additional plaintiff, there will be an additional $25.00 per person charge***)

 

-Limited Jurisdiction for one plaintiff

(***For each additional plaintiff, there will be an additional $25.00 per person charge***)

 

-(Less than $10,000)

 

 

 

GC 26820.4

 

 

 

 

Limited Jurisdiction GC72055(a)

 

 

$258.50

 

 

 

 

$266.50

 

 

 

$129.30

2.      Unlawful Detainer Complaint-one plaintiff

(***For each additional plaintiff, there will be an additional $25.00 per person charge***)

 

-          Limited Jurisdiction-one plaintiff

(***For each additional plaintiff, there will be an additional $25.00 per person charge***)

 

-          Less than $10,000

 

GC 26850.4

 

 

 

 

Limited Jurisdiction GC72055(a)

 

 

CCP 1161.2

$262.50

 

 

 

$270.50

 

 

$133.30

 

First paper on behalf of any party other than plaintiff, except disclaimer

 

      -Limited Jurisdiction (over $10,000)

     

     -Limited Jurisdiction less than $10,000

 

GC 26826

           

-Limited Jurisdiction GC 72056(a)

 

$255.20

 

$266.50

 

$126.00

3.      Notice of Motion, including Notice of Intention to Move for a New Trial, Application for Renewal of Judgment, or any other paper requiring a hearing subsequent to the first paper, ex parte motions & stipulated continuances judgment debtor

 

 

GC 26830(a)

 

 

 

$36.30

4.      Motion for Summary Judgment

GC 26830(b)

$165.00

5.      Continuance of Trial Fee

GC 26830(d)

$110.00

6.      Amended Complaint or Cross Complaint

-Limited Jurisdiction

GC 72056.10

$49.50

7.      Complex Case Fee

GC 226826.4(d)

$550.00

8.      Filing Petition to Establish Birth, Death, or

Marriage

 

H & S 10554

 

$26.00

FAMILY LAW Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.      Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Petition for Nullity.  (Includes $4 judgment fee).

 

GC 26820.4

 

 

$258.50

2.      Petition for Summary Dissolution

GC 26820.4

$283.50

3.      Complaint to Establish Parental Relationship (Paternity)

 

GC 26820.4

 

$258.50

4.      Response to Dissolution, Restoration of Former Name, Response to Governmental Complaint

 

GC 26826

 

$255.20

5.      Petition in Adoption proceedings (per child)

H & S 100430

$20.00

6.      Notice of Motion, ex parte motion or stipulated continuances

 

GC 26830

 

$36.30

7.      Order to Show Cause or Notice of Motion re modification of custody or visitation

 

GC 26862-26830

 

$38.30

PROBATE Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.      First Petition for Letters of Administration, Special Letters of Administration, Letters Testamentary,                 For Estates Valued At:

 

 

         Under $250,000

         At Least $250,000 and less than $500,000

         At Least $500,000 and then than $750,000

         At Least $750,000 and less than $1M

         At Least $1M and less than $1.5 M

         At Least $1.5 M and less than $2M

         At Least $2M and less than $2.5 M

         At Least $2.5 M and less than $3.5M

    

 ($3.5 M and over: $3880.00 +0.2% of value over $3.5M)

 

 

 

 

GC 26827(a)

 

 

 

 

 

$233.50

$305.00

$415.00

$580.00

$1130.00

$2230.00

$2780.00

$3880.00

 

2.      Guardianships, Conservatorships or Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim.

GC 26827

$233.50

3.      Subsequent Petition for Letters of Administration, Special Letters of Administration, Letters of Testamentary, Letters of Guardianship other than the original petition, First Account of Testamentary Trustee, or Petition to Contest Will or Codicil by a person other than the original petition, First Account of Testamentary Trustee or Petition to Contest Will or Codicil by a person other than original petitioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC 26827B

 

 

 

 

 

 

$210.20

4.      Subsequent papers which require a court hearing

GC 26827.4

$25.30

5.      Affidavit per Probate Code 13201

PC 13201

$35.00

SMALL CLAIMS Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.      Plaintiff’s Claim-Less than 12 claims filed in a calendar year

 

CCP 116.230

 

$22.00

2.      Plaintiff’s Claim-More than 12 claims filed in a calendar year

 

CCP 116.230

 

$66.00

3.      Certified Mail Fee per defendant

CCP 116.320

Based upon current Postal rates

4.      Motion Fee-Notice of hearing on claim

GC 26830

$15.40

5.      Request for postponement

GC 26830

$10.00

6.      Defendant’s Claim

CCP 116.230

$22.00

JURY FEE Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.      Jury Fee Deposit (to be deposited 25 days prior to trial date)

 

CCP 631

 

$150.00

APPEAL Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.      Notice of appeal

         **Two Separate Checks Needed**

    1 check payable to Superior Court $100.00

    1 check payable to Court of Appeal $655.00

 

GC 68926 Rule 1(b)(1) CRC

 

$755.00

2.      Deposit for preparation of Clerk’s Transcript or index (Check made payable to Clerk of Superior Court)

 

 

 

GC 68926.1

Based on number of pages.  See note below*

3.      All appeals from Limited Jurisdiction

 

CCP 116.760 & GC 26824

 

$80.00

Note:  Notice to prep./resignation of record:  Appellant pays $1.00 per page.   Respondent pays .50¢ per page

MISCELLANEOUS Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.      Filing Abstract of Judgment

 

CCP 708.160

 

$12.00

2.      Issuing Abstract of Judgment

 

GC 26834

 

$7.00

3.      Issuing Writ of Execution, Mandate and Attachment, or any other Writ of Enforcement or any order of Judgment

 

GC 26828

 

$7.00

4.      Filing out-of-state deposition

 

(CRC 845)

 

$6.00

5.      Filing or indexing other papers for which a fee is not elsewhere provided

 

(GC 26850.1)

 

$6.60

6.      Application for Sale of Dwelling

 

(CCP 704.750)

 

$12.00

7.      Certified copy of Judgment For Dissolution

 

GC 26832.1a

 

$11.00

8.      Dismissal of Criminal Pleadings

 

PC 1203.4

$25.00 (Defendant to dismiss)

9.      Telephone Appearance Fee

 

Contact Court Call

10.  Transmitting papers on Change of Venue

    (Transfer-out)

 

GC 26823

 

$25.30

 

Certification and Copying                                                                                                                                               

                                     

CERTIFICATION AND COPYING Services Provided

Code Section

Total Fee

1.         Searching records or files – per file

GC 26854

$5.00

2.         Certificate official capacity of Public Official

GC 26852.1

$6.60

3.         Taking affidavit except in criminal or adoption proceedings

 

GC 26853

 

$6.60

4.         Issuing a Certificate of Satisfaction of Judgment

 

CCP724.100

 

$3.00

5.         Comparing with the original on file in the clerk’s office, the copy of any paper record or proceeding prepared by another – per page

 

 

GC 26837.1

 

 

$1.10

6.         Issuing Order of Sale

GC 26829

$20.00

7.         Certifying a copy of any filed document

GC 26833.1

$6.60

8.         Signature per document to be authenticated per court order (per signature)

 

GC 26835

 

$6.00

9.         Certificate for which fee is not otherwise fixed

GC 26836.1

$6.60

10.     Issuing Certificate required by Courts of Appeal or the Supreme Court on filing a notice of motion prior to the filing of the record on appeal in the reviewing court

 

 

GC 26838

 

 

$25.30

11.     Exemplification of copy of record (in addition to copying and comparing charge)

 

GC26839

 

$20.00

12.     Return Check Fee

 

$25.00

13.     Photocopies

 

50¢ per side

FORMS AND HANDBOOKS PROVIDED

Total Fee

1.         Dissolution, Nullity or Legal Separation Packets

 

$20.00

2.         Civil Harassment Packets

$10.00

3.         Emancipation Packet

$5.00

4.         Summary Dissolution Packet

$10.00

5.         Local Rules

$10.00

6.         Conservator Handbook

$20.00

7.         Forms (each)

.50¢

8.         Domestic Violence (one to customer)

No Fee

9.         Petition to Establish Parental Relationship Packets

$20.00

10.     Order to Show Cause Packet

$10.00

11.     Unlawful Detainer Packet

$5.00

12.     Name Change Packet

$5.00

13.     Gender Change Packet

$3.00

14.     Guardianship Packet

$20.00

 

It is the policy of this Court that an Official Court Reporter will normally be available in all departments with the exception of: Small Claims, Traffic, Trials De Novo and Judgment Debtor Examinations (CRC 891(b)(1))

 

Fees to report all civil matters are $150.00 for each half-day and $300.00 for each full day.

 

A half-day fee shall be charged for any matter which lasts more than one hour.

A full day fee shall be charged for any matter which last more than four hours.

(CRC892(a) and (e))

 

Fees shall be paid to the courtroom clerk within the Department where the proceedings will be conducted (GC 68086)

 

 

 

 
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