Fees & Filing

NOTICE OF FILING FEE INCREASES: Pursuant to Senate Bill No. 1021 (2011-2012 Reg. Sess.), the following filing fee increases are effective immediately:

Supreme Court: The fee for filing petitions for review in civil cases and writ petitions within the original civil jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is now $710. The corresponding fee for filing responsive documents is now $390.
Courts of Appeal: The fee for filing notices of appeal in civil cases and writ petitions within the original civil jurisdiction of a Court of Appeal is now $775. The corresponding fee for filing responsive documents is now $390.
Retrieval of each case in off-site storage $20
Copy of audio recording of oral argument (on compact disc, .WMA format) $20
Certification of documents (Gov. Code 68930) $1
Self service public copier $.25
Copies: Certified (per certificate) (Gov. Code 68930) $1.00 & $.50 per page
Transmittal of Records from State Records Center (per box) $20
Retrieval of Records from Archive management facility $45
Copy of audio recording of oral argument (on compact disc) $20
Copies: Certified (per certificate) (Gov. Code 68930) $1
Transmittal of Records from State Records Center (per box) $25
Self service public copier $.25
Copy of audio recording of oral argument (on compact disc) $20

Filings In Court of Appeal

First document filed in a civil case by a party other than appellant/petitioner  $390
Petitions for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition or Certiorari Gov. Code 68926 ) (there is no fee for filing a petition if the underlying matter is criminal or juvenile in nature) $775
Petitions for Writ of Review involving Agriculture Labor Relations Board (ALRB), Public Employees Relation Board (PERB), Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), or Public Utilities Commission (PUC) cases $775
Petitions: for writs resulting from contempt proceedings, for writs of habeas corpus, for writs of supersedeas (if related notice of appeal has been filed), Petition to transfer (Rule 8.1006), or for writs of review in Workers Compensation Appeals Board cases No Fee
Copying opinions (if not a party to appeal; per opinion) $5

Filings In Superior Court

Notice or Motion to Appeal - Civil (Gov. Code 68926, 68926.1(b), 5.180) (for each notice of appeal & cross appeal) CRC 8.100(b) (Check made payable to Court of Appeal)

$775

Notice of Appeal - Criminal or Juvenile No Fee
Notice of Appeal in Conservatorship Proceeding (Rule 8.480) No Fee

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