How Much Does It Cost To Evict Someone

Fast Eviction Service’s fees generally range from $640 and up – depending upon the county and amount of litigation involved

Here’s what is included in our all inclusive-fees – unless it’s contested.

Fast Eviction Service’s initial fees include all the costs of the eviction up to and including the Sheriff’s lock-out.

How much does it cost to evict a tenant in California?

Any additional fees arising from tenants contesting the eviction adds to the litigation required on your case. The fact that they are litigating the eviction means as the landlord you have to take additional steps to counter what they are trying to do.

This is why it is so important to have the help of a competent Eviction Attorney to make sure everything is done right the first time – to save you time and money!

The following are a list of Fast Eviction Service’s fees with a more detailed explanation of each item below. Please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 686-8686 and have one of our professionals answer any questions you have about your eviction and the specific costs of getting the unwanted tenant out of your property as fast as possible.

Eviction Costs

Prepare Notice and Serve$175
File and Serve Summons & Complaint
(Riverside County) *Over 10k call for price*
$795.00 and up
Commercial Eviction
*Over 20k call for price*
$995.00 and up
Collection Fee40%
Trial Appearance fee (Depending on County):$350.00 and up
Sub In Trial$675.00 and up
Sub In for Default$450.00 and up
Stipulation$275.00 and up
Declaration of Non-Compliance for Stipulation
or Stipulation to Hold Marshal
$275.00 and up
Posting Order$160.00 and up
Meet Marshall$250.00 and up
Security Disposition Letter$130.00 and up
Re-Post Property for Marshall Lockout (10-15 days)$350.00 and up
Bankruptcy Relief (30 -35 days)$900.00 and up
Small Claims Filing and Service$275.00 and up
Additional Addresses to Serve$150.00 and up

Explanation Of Eviction Costs

Prepare Notice and Serve  Our office prepares the notices and registered process servers serve the notice.

File and Serve Summons & Complaint  This fee includes the full Unlawful Detainer process – including everything from the filing of the complaint up to and including the Sheriff’s lock-out.

Trial Appearance fee (Depending on County)  If the tenant contests the eviction this is the attorney’s fees to appear in court on the day of trial.

Commercial Eviction  The fee corresponds to the amount demanded on the notice, which is why there is an amount listed on the fee schedule.

Collection Fee  Once a case gets closed out and it goes to our collection department we do a 60-40% split. You get 60% – we get 40%.

Sub In Trial  This is where someone has already filed their own case – either the owner or the owner’s attorney that they are now unsatisfied with – and a client wants Fast Eviction Service to step into their case substituting into the matter, becoming the Attorney of Record of the case.

Sub In for Default  This is the same as substituting into a case for a case someone has already begun, but when the tenant didn’t respond so the case is settled by default and it is not necessary to go to trial.

Stipulation  If the owner and tenant are in some type of agreement, and rather than going to trial they wish to draft and state the terms of their agreement in writing and have it filed with the court. For example, a tenant may owe $1,000 back rent. The landlord says “I’m OK with keeping you, but that amount must be paid by these specific dates.” The terms of the agreement are filed with the court. If the terms are not complied with, this enables the landlord to return to court and file a non-compliance with the agreement granting them a judgment.

Declaration of Non-Compliance for Stipulation or Stipulation to Hold Marshal  This means the case went to trial, in the trial the landlord and the tenant came to some type of agreement where the tenant would be complying with certain requirements or stipulations that were not met, and a Declaration of Non-Compliance is then filed with the court to proceed with the case to judgment and obtain a Writ of Possession.

Posting Order  This applies to serving the summons and complaint – which must be personally served – or sub-served if you knock on the door and someone answers who you are not sure if they are the defendant and serving the notice to a competent member of the household provided they are 18 years or older. If Fast Eviction Service attempts to go out to the property and after three attempts we are unable to serve an Eviction Notice, we have to apply for what is known as a posting order. This is an order to the judge that we have tried three times to serve the defendant and we are asking him to sign the order allowing us to post the notice on the property – usually the door.

Meet Marshall  Usually the landlord is responsible to meet the Marshall on the day of the lock-out. If the landlord is not available to meet the Marshall on the appointed lock-out date, depending upon the location, Fast Eviction Service can represent you and make sure this final crucial step in regaining full control of your property is accomplished without a last minute hitch.

Security Deposition Letter  After the tenants vacate the property, the landlord must send them a security deposition letter within 21 days of them vacating to inform them what the security deposit was applied to. There is a charge for drafting that letter.

Re-Post Property for Marshall Lockout  If a lock-out date is missed with the landlord not making an appearance when the Marshall arrives, this is the fee to repost and reschedule the lockout date.

Bankruptcy Relief  If a tenant files for bankruptcy, and applies the Unlawful Detainer case to their bankruptcy, this puts a Federal hold on the case. To proceed with the eviction, we must get relief from the Federal Court.

Small Claims Filing  Small claims cases can occur when tenants move out prior to filing an eviction and still owe rent. The landlord can then sue the tenant in Small Claims Court. This can result from unpaid rent, and/or damages to the property. We will serve the Small Claims Summons and filing fee.

Please call us at (800) 686-8686 and have one of our professionals answer any questions you have about your eviction and the specific costs of getting an unwanted tenant out of your property as fast as possible.


How to Evict a Tenant – Fast!
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Define Eviction, Unlawful Detainer
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What is an Eviction Notice & How Many Days Notice?
How to Serve & File an Eviction Notice
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