California Expungement Court Fees
Why do we not include filing fees in our price?
Well, there are two reasons.
We do not include filing fees in our flat rate because many counties do not charge filing fees, and filing fees vary from county to county. It does not make sense to charge someone in Alameda County (No filing fees) the same price as someone in Santa Clara County (filing fees are $150). Most of our competitors charge a flat rate, regardless of whether or not there are filing fees, and we do not believe this is fair to our clients.
The second reason we do not include filing fees in our price is because many of our clients elect to fill out a “fee waiver,” which we then file along with their petition. Based on your current income to expenses ratio, the court may determine that you do not need to pay any filing fees.
The following is a list of the current county filing fees in California for cases where probation was imposed (If no probation was imposed, the fees are usually lower).
Contra Costa $150
Del Norte $0
El Dorado $120
Los Angeles $120 *In Long Beach the City Prosecutor requires an additional fee of $150
San Benito $0
San Bernardino $120 (felonies) $60 (misdemeanors) *San Bernardino courts are now also charging an additional $150 probation fee in all felony cases.
San Diego $120 (felonies) $60 (misdemeanors)
San Francisco $0
San Joaquin $28
San Luis Obispo $60
San Mateo $60 (misdemeanors) $0 (felonies)
Santa Barbara $57
Santa Clara $150
Santa Cruz $120 (felonies) $60 (misdemeanors)