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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Civil: Civil Fees
Civil Fees

The following fees apply to Civil cases. To view the court's complete fee schedule, click here.

INITIAL FILING FEES IN CIVIL CASES
Effective January 1, 2014

Ref# Unlimited Civil Cases  Code Section(s)  Total fee
   1 Complaint or other first paper in unlimited civil case (amount over $25,000) including:   GC 70611,    70602.5, 70602.6   $435
   2 Complaint or other first paper in unlawful detainer case over $25,000
   3 Petition for writ of review, mandate or prohibition (other than a writ petition to the appellate division) 
   4 Petition for decree of change of name or gender
   5 Answer or other first paper filed by each party other than plaintiff (amount over $25,000)(including unlawful detainer) GC 70612,  70602.5, 70602.6  $435
   6   Claim opposing forfeiture of seized property, if value of property is $5,000 or less 2    H&S  11488.5(a)(3)   No Fee 

Ref# Limited Civil Cases  Code Section(s)  Total fee
   7 Complaint or other first paper (amount over $10,000 up to $25,000)   GC 70613(a),  70602.5   $370
   8 Complaint or other first paper in unlawful detainer (amount over $10,000 up to $25,000)   GC 70613(a),  70602.5,
 CCP 1161.2
 $385
   9 Answer or other first paper filed by each party other than plaintiff (amount over $10,000 up to $25,000)(including unlawful detainer)  GC 70614(a),  70602.5  $370
 10 Complaint or other first paper (amount up to $10,000)  GC 70613(b),  70602.5  $225
 11 Complaint or other first paper in unlawful detainer (amount up to $10,000)  GC 70613(b),  70602.5,
 CCP 1161.2
 $240
 12 Answer or other first paper filed by each party other than plaintiff  (amount up to $10,000) (including unlawful detainer)  GC 70614(b) ,  70602.5   $225
 13 Amendment of complaint or of other first paper increasing amount at issue from $10,000 or less to more than $10,000 (but not exceeding $25,000)  GC 70613.5(b)   $145
 14 Cross-complaint or amendment of cross-complaint increasing amount at issue from $10,000 or less to more than $10,000 (but not exceeding $25,000)  GC 70613.5(b)   $145
 15 Amended complaint, cross-complaint or amended  cross-complaint that reclassifies case from limited civil to unlimited civil (CCP 403.060)  GC 70619   $140
 16 Complaint or other first paper  within small claims jurisdictional limit filed by assignee of record (with declaration)  B&P 6322.1(c)(1),
 GC 70613(b),
 CCP 116.420 
 $181
 17 Answer or other first paper filed by each party other than plaintiff (case filed by assignee within small claims jurisdictional limit, with declaration)  B&P 6322.1(c)(1),
 GC 70614(b),
 CCP 116.420
 $181
 18 Amendment of complaint or of other first paper filed by assignee of record increasing amount at issue from within small claims limit to more than $10,000 (but not exceeding $25,000)  GC 70613.5(a)   $189
 19 Cross-complaint or amendment of cross-complaint in case filed by assignee with declaration, increasing amount at issue from within small claims limit to more than $10,000 (but not exceeding $25,000)  GC 70613.5(b)   $189

Ref# Other Initial Filing Fees
(both Limited and Unlimited Civil Cases)
 Code Section(s)  Total fee
 20 Additional Fee for case designated as complex
(one fee for all plaintiffs)
 GC 70616(a)  $1,000
 21 Additional Fee for case designated as complex
(for each defendant, up to $18,000 total for case) 
 GC 70616(b)  $1,000 
 22 Complaint, response, or other first paper filed on behalf of public entity (but fee is recoverable with judgment under GC 6103.5)  GC 6103  No fee
 23 Amended complaint or amended cross-complaint (other than one that changes amount at issue to reclassify case or require fee difference paid in limited civil case under GC 70613.5)  CCP 472  No fee
 24 Action to compel registration of voters  Elec. 2142  No fee
 25 Request for order to require counting of provisional ballots  Elec. 14310  No fee
 26 Petition for forfeiture where claim has been filed with district attorney for impounded vehicle  VC 14607.6(e)(4)  $100
 27 Abstract of judgment rendered from another court (unless filed with an application for order of sale of a dwelling under CCP 704.750 or with an application for order of examination under CCP 708.160)  GC 70626(b)(2)  $30
 28 Issuing commission to take deposition out of state under CCP 2026.010  GC 70626(b)(5)  $30
 29 Filing and entering award under Workers' Compensation Act  GC 70626(b)(6)  $30

Ref# Discovery in Out-of-State Case  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 30 Application for subpeona for discovery in out-of-state case (CCP 2029.300)  GC 70626(b)(5)  $30
 31 First petition by party for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case (CCP 2029.610(a), CCP 2029.620(c)(1))   GC 70611,  70602.5, 70602.6  $435 
 32 First petition by non-party for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case (CCP 2029.610(a), CCP 2029.620(c)(2))  GC 70626(c)  $80
 33 Subsequent petition by party for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case (where first appearance fee was previously paid) (CCP 2029.620(c)(1))  CCP 70617(a)  $60
 34 Subsequent petition by non-party for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case (where fee under GC 70626(c) was previously paid) (CCP 2029.620(c)(2))  CCP 70617(a)  $60
 35 Response by party to petition for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case (where first appearance fee was not previously paid) (CCP 2029.610(c))  GC 70612,  70602.5, 70602.6  $435
 36 Response by party to petition for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case (where first appearance fee was previously paid)  CCP 2029.620(d)  No fee
 37 Response by non-party to petition for relief in discovery dispute related to out-of-state case  CCP 2029.610(c), CCP 2029.620(d)  No fee

Ref# Requests for Protective Orders  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 38 Petition to prevent domestic violence and response  FC 6222, GC 70617(b)(7)  No fee
 39 Petition to prevent abuse of an elder or dependent adult and response  W&I 15657.03(q), GC 70617(b)(10)  No fee
 40 Petition to prevent civil harassment (involving violence, threats of violence, or stalking) and response  CCP 527.6(w)-(x)  No fee
 41 Petition to prevent civil harassment (other) and response  GC 70611, 70612,  70602.5, 70602.6  $435
 42 Petition to prevent workplace violence (involving violence, threats of violence, or stalking) and response  CCP 527.8(v)-(w)  No fee
 43 Petition to prevent workplace violence (other) and response                                                                                      GC 70611, 70612,  70602.5, 70602.6  $435

Ref# Civil Motion and Other Filing Fees  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 44 Motion or other paper requiring a hearing, including  GC 70617(a)  $60
 45 Motion listed under CCP 1005(a)(1)-(12)
 46 Motion or application to continue a trial date
 47 Discovery motion under CCP 2016.010
 48 Motion for new trial
 49 Ex parte application requiring a party to give notice of the ex parte appearance to other parties
 50 Motion for summary judgment or for summary adjudication  GC 70617(d)  $500
 51 Application to appear as counsel pro hac vice   GC 70617(e)  $500
 52 Renewal fee for application to appear as counsel pro hac vice for each year a case continues   GC 70617(e)  $500
 53 Reclassification of limited jurisdiction case to unlimited jurisdiction (CCP 403.060)  GC 70619  $140
 54 Processing change of venue3 (payable to superior court from which the transfer was requested) (a separate check with the initial filing fee for the court to which the case will be transferred is also required)  GC 70618  $50
 55 Request, application, or motion for, or notice of, continuance of hearing or case management conference  GC 70617(c)(1)  $20
 56 Stipulation and order  GC 70617(c)(2)  $20
 57  Request for order authorizing service of summons by posting (CCP 415.45) or by publication (CCP 415.50)  GC 70617(c)(3)  $20
 58 Amended notice of motion  GC 70617(b)(2)  No fee
 59 Civil case management statement  GC 70617(b)(3)  No fee
 60 Request for trial de novo after judicial arbitration  GC 70617(b)(4)  No fee
 61 Stipulation that does not require an order  GC 70617(b)(5)  No fee
 62 A request for entry of default or default judgment  GC 70617(b)(8)  No fee


CIVIL JURY AND TRIAL RELATED FEES

Ref# Civil Jury and Trial Related Fees  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 63 Advance jury fee (nonrefundable)  CCP 631(b)  $150
 64 Daily jury deposits (amount set by court)  CCP 631(e)  Amount set by court
 65 Court reporter fee for proceedings lasting less than one hour  GC 68086(a)(1)  $30
 66 Court reporter fee for proceedings lasting more than one hour  GC 68086(a)(2)  $ 394
(1/2 day)
$ 788
(full day)
 67 Extra court reporter                                                                                                                                                                      GC 69953.5  $158 (1/2 day)
 $316 (full day)
 68 Interpreter: Court Staff  GC 70631  $67/hour
 69 Interpreter: Non-Court Staff  GC 70631  Actual cost

JUDGMENT RELATED FEES

Ref# Judgment Related Fees  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 70 Confession of judgment (CCP 1134)  GC 70626(b)(3)  $30
 71 Renewal of judgment (CCP 683.150)  GC 70626(b)(4)  $30
 72 Notice of settlement (CRC 3.1385)                                                                                                                                              No fee


POST JUDGMENT RELATED FEES

Ref# Post Judgment Related Fees  Code Section(s)  Total fee
 73 Issuing writ of attachment, writ of mandate, writ of execution, writ of sale, writ of possession, writ of prohibition, writ of restitution, or any other writ for enforcement of an order or judgment  GC 70626(a)(1)  $25
 74 Issuing abstract of judgment  GC 70626(a)(2)  $25
 75 Issuing an order of sale  GC 70626(b)(1)  $30
 76 Application for order of sale of a dwelling (CCP 704.750)  GC 70617(a)(7)  $60
 77 Application for examination of third person controlling defendant's property (CCP 491.110, 491.150)  GC 70617(a)(3)  $60
 78 Application for order for judgment debtor examination (CCP 708.110, 708.160). No separate fee is charged for filing the abstract of judgment with the application.  GC 70617(a)(6)  $60
 79 Certificate of satisfaction of judgment (CCP 724.100)  GC 70626(a)(3)  $25
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