2022 California Small Claims Filing Fees

Here’s a table outlining the small claims filing fees for California courts, updated as of December 7, 2022:

Filing TypeRelevant Code SectionFiling Type
Filing claim for $1,500 or lessCCP 116.230(b)(1)$30
Filing claim for more than $1,500 but less than or equal to $5,000CCP 116.230(b)(2)$50
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
Filing claim by person who has filed more than 12 small claims in California within the previous 12 monthsCCP 116.230(c)$100
Amendment raising amount of claim from $1,500 or less to more than $1,500 but not exceeding $5,000CCP 116.230(d)(1)$20
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
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
Service of copy of a claim under CCP § 116.340, for each defendant to whom the clerk mails a copy of the claimCCP 116.232$15
Transfer of case out of small claims court (defendant’s claim exceeding jurisdictional limit) (no receiving court filing or transfer fee)CCP 116.390$0
Request for postponement of hearing, if defendant has been servedCCP 116.570$10
Notice of appeal of small claims caseCCP 116.760$75
Motion to vacateCCP 116.745$20
Fee for payment of judgment to courtCCP 116.860 $20
Application for order of examination of judgment debtorGC 70617(a)(6), CCP 116.820 $60
Writ of executionGC 70626(a)(1), CCP 116.820 $25
Abstract of judgmentGC 70626(a)(2), CCP 116.820 $25
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