Table of Contents
- Who can issue a subpoena in California?
- What is required for a subpoena in California?
- How do I file a subpoena in CA?
- How much does a subpoena cost in California?
In the state of California, a subpoena can be issued by a court, a public official empowered to administer oaths, or an attorney admitted to practice in California.
A subpoena in California requires a caption containing the names of the court and parties in the case, the title of the action, and the designation of the action. It must also include the name and address of the person to be served, the name and address of the person requesting the subpoena, and the date and time at which the person is to appear, if applicable. The form must also indicate the date and manner of service, and the date, time, and place of the hearing.
A subpoena in California can be filed by registering it with the court clerk. The court clerk will assign a case number to the subpoena and the person filing must pay a fee to the court clerk. Once the subpoena is filed, it must be served on the person designated in the order, who is referred to as the “subpoenaed party.”
The cost of a subpoena in California varies depending on the court in which the subpoena is to be served and the type of subpoena. Generally, the cost of a subpoena to appear in court is $50, and the cost of a subpoena duces tecum (requesting documents) is $25. However, some courts may charge additional fees.