Effective March 10, 2016 - Debit and Credit Cards are now Accepted 
The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District now accepts debit cards and major credit cards—Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express as a form of payment.

1st District

Filing Fee
Record Retrieval from off-site storage facility: 1 box: $50
2-9 boxes: $30 per box
10 or more boxes: $20 per box
Copy of audio recording of oral argument (mailed to you on a flash drive).
Only compatible with Windows XP or above.
Certification (per certificate) (Gov. Code 68930 ) $1
Self service public copier $0.25

Filings In Court of Appeal

Filing Fee
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

Filings In Superior Court

Filing Fee
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)


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