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Bay Area Court Filing

CLS offers statewide court filing with discounted pricing in select areas for attorneys. Filing fee's may vary from state
to state depending on a number of variables so please call early for this option for best results if it's on a rush basis.
Please see below for a detailed description of this service.


Service levels: State & Federal

Local special: $45.00 for a same day filing in San Mateo County and Alameda County only
Routine $55.00
Rush $85.00
Same day Rush $110.00


Service explanations: (Please call ahead on all SAME DAY RUSHES)

We charge per case number. Our deadline for ALL rushes is 10:30AM. Please allow us time to prepare documents for federal filings unless you will be sending the in the mail.

Routine service: Price is within our local coverage area (San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County). We will attempt to file all work as soon as possible. Many times routine work is filed the same day. However, we schedule routine filings to be filed within 3-5 business days to allow for rush work to be completed first. If we can file your documents sooner then later we will.

Rush service: Billed per case number. We will file all rushes the next business day after it was received. We will make every attempt to file on the same day it was received but cannot guarantee this. Choose "same day" for guaranteed filing that day.

Same day rush: Applies to filings needing a same day file stamp

Bay Area Court Research

CLS offers several levels of service depending on how soon you need the requested case or person researched. We are able to research at most courts, jails, county buildings depending on the matter needed to be researched.


Service levels:

All Courts

Routine $65.00 per hour
Rush $95.00 per hour


Service explanations: (Please call ahead on all SAME DAY RUSHES)

We charge per case number. Our deadline for ALL rushes is 10:30AM. Please allow us time to prepare documents for federal filings unless you will be sending the in the mail.

Routine service: Service fee is based on a per hour charge while at the location. The initial trip will be billed at $65.00 and every additional hour past that will be billed per quarter hour.

Rush service: Service fee is based on a per hour charge while at the location. The initial trip will be billed at $95.00 and every additional hour past that will be billed per quarter hour. We will begin researching within one business day of receiving the request and we will make our best attempt to get your job done the day it was ordered.

Charges incurred: We charge 10% for money advanced on your behalf. Common charges we come acrosss are fees for copies. You can always provide us with a check to pay these fee's with if you wish to not be charged a 10% fee advancement.

We will not be held liable if the documents don't exist, if you sent us to the wrong court, if we are not allowed to view them, or for some unforeseen reason we cannot get a hold of the documents. You must be sure that where you are sending us will allow us to research your case. Once we make the trip we do not refund. See our terms and conditions.

Bay Area Courtesy Copy Delivery

CLS offers local court filing and courtesy copy delivery with discounted pricing in select areas for attorneys. Discounts may apply to copy delivery after filing.


Service levels:

Delivery after filing $20.00
Half off multiple deliveries at same courthouse
Rush $65.00
Same day Rush $75.00


Service explanations:

Charge is per case number. However. if multiple copies are going to the same building AFTER filing every copy after the first is half price

Delivery after filing: Price is within our local coverage area (San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County). Copy can be delivered after filing in the clerks office. If there are multiple (separate case number) copies to be delivered in the same court house every copy after the first is billed at half price.

Rush service: *Please call ahead on all rushed. Billed per case number. We will file all rushes the next business day after it was received. We will make every attempt to deliver on the same day it was received but cannot guarantee this. Choose same day for guaranteed filing. If there are multiple copies to be delivered in the same court house every copy after the first is billed at half price.

Same day rush: *Please call ahead on all rushes. Applies to filings needing a same day delivery. Please have documents to us by 10:30AM. It could be nearly impossible if you call later in the day due to traffic conditions for these deliveries especially when runners are already in the field. *Please call ahead before ordering this service.*

Bay Area Unlawful Detainers (Evictions)

CLS several levels of service dependent on how fast you need us to process your documents. We are able to serve at both residences and places of business. In some areas or during certain times of the year prices may be higher-- We will always contact you before charging you in this situation. See below for full details and explanations.


Service levels:

Residential or Commercial

Routine $65.00
Rush $95.00
Same day Rush $120.00

Charges incurred:

Multiple defendants additional $30.00 per defendant
Certified mailings after service $10.00 and up
File proof after service $45.00 and up



Routine service: Service fee is based on per person/per address. We will begin attempts within 72 hours upon receiving the documents and attempt every other to 2 days thereafter if the defendant(s) are not served initially. We will attempt service up to 5 times total with 4 attempts being enough to satisfy a judge for an OTP (Order to Post). Once the OTP is granted we will post and complete the certified mailings ($10.00 and up per certified mailing) as this being the 5th attempt.

Rush service: Service fee is based on per person/per address. We will begin attempts within 24 hours upon receiving the documents and attempt every day thereafter if the defendant(s) are not served initially. We will attempt service up to 5 times total with 4 attempts being enough to satisfy a judge for an OTP (Order to Post). Once the OTP is granted we will post and complete the certified mailings ($10.00 and up per certified mailing) as this being the 5th attempt.

Same day rush: Service fee is based on per person/per address. We will begin attempts the same day upon receiving the documents and attempt every day thereafter if the defendant(s) are not served initially. We will attempt service up to 5 times total with 4 attempts being enough to satisfy a judge for an OTP (Order to Post). Once the OTP is granted we will post and complete the certified mailings ($10.00 and up per certified mailing) as this being the 5th attempt.

Bay Area Writ Services

After you provide us with your original documents we then create any supporting documents needed to open a file with the sheriff. We then serve the documents and create a proof of service which we will then file. We will first need original documents provided by you (these cannot be uploaded, please mail them to us) to begin the process. For a bank levy please provide the original letter to the sheriff and original writ of execution and for a wage garnishment please provide the original writ of execution and original application for earnings withholding order.



Service Levels:

Routine: EWO/Levy- $125.00
Rush: EWO/Levy- $155.00


Service explanations:

Routine service: We will begin opening a file with the sheriff within 72 hours upon receiving the documents and attempt serve the documents and file the proof of service within 7 days of receiving the documents. We will attempt service up to 5 times once a day on non consecutive days.

Rush service: Ensures we will begin opening a file with the sheriff within 24 hours upon receiving the documents and attempt serve the documents and file the proof of service the same as we would with any rush order. The serve will receive rush handling and we will attempt to complete the job as soon as possible.

Common situations that arise:

Incorrect information: If information from you is incorrect we will charge based on how far along the process we've completed. For example, we've gone to open the file but documents you've provided cannot be accepted for one reason or another we will charge for the trip and put a hold on the order. If you can fix the error and send us back we will pick back up the process where we left off and charge for a new trip to the sheriff.

We DO NOT guarantee service. We can only guarantee that we will make our best effort to safely serve your documents to the right individual.

Bad address: The address you provided was incorrect. If we send a server out and the address proves to be bad we can not refund any money as we charge per address attempted. Please make sure that the address you are sending us to is correct.

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Bay Area Process Serving

We offer several levels of service dependent on how fast you need us to process your documents. We are able to serve at both residences and places of business. In some states prices may be higher-- We will always contact you before charging you in this situation. See below for full details and explanations.

Service levels:

Routine $65.00
Rush $85.00
Same day Rush $110.00
First class mail $35.00
Certified mail $45.00


Service explanations:

Routine service: Service fee is based on per person/per address. We will begin attempts within 72 hours upon receiving the documents and attempt every 2-3 days thereafter if the defendant is not served initially. We will attempt service up to 5 times once a day on non consecutive days.

Rush service: Service fee is based on per person/per address. We will begin attempts within 24 hours of receiving the documents and will make attempts daily if service is not effected initially. Attempts will be made daily up to 5 days thereafter.

Same day rush: Service fee is based on per person/per address. We will begin attempts the same day of receiving the documents and will make attempts daily if service is not effected initially. Attempts will be made daily up to 5 days thereafter.

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