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2018 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.55. Court fees and costs included in all initial fee waivers

Court fees and costs that must be waived upon granting an application for an initial fee waiver include:

(1)Clerk's fees for filing papers;

(2)Clerk's fees for reasonably necessary certification and copying;

(3)Clerk's fees for issuance of process and certificates;

(4)Clerk's fees for transmittal of papers;

(5)Court-appointed interpreter's fees for parties in small claims actions;

(6)Sheriff's and marshal's fees under article 7 of chapter 2 of part 3 of division 2 of title 3 of the Government Code (commencing with section 26720);

(7)Reporter's fees for attendance at hearings and trials, if the reporter is provided by the court;

(8)The court fee for a telephone appearance under Code of Civil Procedure section 367.5;

(9)Clerk's fees for preparing, copying, certifying, and transmitting the clerk's transcript on appeal to the reviewing court and the party. A party proceeding under an initial fee waiver must specify with particularity the documents to be included in the clerk's transcript on appeal;

(10)The fee under rule 8.130(b) or rule 8.834(b) for the court to hold in trust the deposit for a reporter's transcript on appeal; and

(11)The clerk's fee for preparing a transcript of an official electronic recording under rule 8.835 or a copy of such an electronic recording.

Rule 3.55 amended effective July 1, 2015; adopted as rule 3.61 effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2009; previously amended and renumbered as rule 3.55 effective July 1, 2009.

Advisory Committee Comment

The inclusion of court reporter's fees in the fees waived upon granting an application for an initial fee waiver is not intended to mandate that a court reporter be provided for all fee waiver recipients. Rather, it is intended to include within a waiver all fees mandated under the Government Code for the cost of court reporting services provided by a court.

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