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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Small Claims: Small Claims Fees
Small Claims Fees

The following fees apply tosmall claims. To view the court's complete fee schedule, click here.


SMALL CLAIMS FEES

Ref # Small Claims Fees  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 80 Filing claim for $1,500 or less  CCP 116.230(b)(1)  $30
 81 Filing claim for more than $1,500 but less than or equal to $5,000  CCP 116.230(b)(2)  $50
 82 Filing claim for more than $5,000 but less than or equal to $10,000 (claim by natural persons only, with certain exceptions)  CCP 116.230(b)(3);
 CCP 116.221
 $75
 83 Filing claim by person who has filed more than 12 small claims in California within the previous 12 months  CCP 116.230(c)  $100
 84 Amendment raising amount of claim from $1,500 or less to more than $1,500 but not exceeding $5,000  CCP 116.230(d)(1)  $20
 85 Amendment raising amount of claim from more than $1,500 but not exceeding $5,000 to more than $5,000 but not exceeding $10,000 (claim by natural persons only, with certain exceptions)  CCP 116.230(d)(2);
 CCP 116.221
 $25
 86 Amendment raising amount of claim from $1,500 or less to more than $5,000 but not exceeding $10,000 (claim by natural persons only, with certain exceptions)  CCP 116.230(d)(3);
 CCP 116.221
 $45
 87 Service by clerk for certified mail, to each defendant  CCP 116.232  $15*
 88 Transfer of case out of small claims court (defendant's claim exceeding jurisdictional limit) (no receiving court filing or transfer fee)  CCP 116.390  No fee
 89 Request for postponement of hearing, if defendant has been served  CCP 116.570  $10
 90 Notice of appeal of small claims case  CCP 116.760  $75
 91 Motion to vacate  CCP 116.745  $20
 92 Fee for payment of judgment to court  CCP 116.860  $20
 93 Application for order of examination of judgment debtor  GC 70617(a)(6),
 CCP 116.820
 $60
 94 Writ of execution  GC 70626(a)(1),
 CCP 116.820
 $25
 95 Abstract of judgment  GC 70626(a)(2),
 CCP 116.820
 $25
*If the clerk needs to make copies of your complaint, then the cost of service by clerk for certified mail will be $17.50
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