Fee & Bail Schedules
The Fee Schedule for Madera Superior Court for 2021 is divided into the following subheadings:
- 2020 Uniform Civil Filing Fees
- Uniform Bail & Penalty Schedules
- Felony Bail Schedule
- Family Court Services Fees (see below)
- Criminal Fees (see below)
Please note: The Uniform Civil Filing Fees did not increase from 2020. The 2020 Uniform Civil Filing Fee Schedule is still accurate.
Family Court Services Fees
Fees are due and payable on or before the date of the scheduled session. Fees are payable to "Madera County Superior Court" by check or money order. We also accept payments by debit and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover - service fees apply). You may pay cash; however, you must take a Cash Reference Sheet from FCS to pay cash at the Civil Division. Again, fees are due at the time of the appointment. NO EXCEPTIONS (unless you have a fee waiver).
Important: Any missed appointments or cancelled appointments within 24 hours of the session will be charged a fee as noted in #2 below.
|Family Court Service Fee||Fee|
|1. Mediation Session - 1st Session||Free|
|2. Re-referred to mediation within 6 months||$100.00 per parent. Total cost ($200.00) may be charged to a parent who failed to cooperate in the first scheduled session, thus causing the re-referral.|
|3. Child Interview (for all children)||$100.00 per parent|
|4. Parenting Plan Review Session||$100.00 per parent|
|5. Child Custody Investigation||$600.00 per parent|
|6. Guardianship Investigation||$600.00 to be paid by Petitioner|
|7. Conservatorship Investigation||$400.00 to be paid by Petitioner|
|8. Step-Parent Adoption||$300.00 to be paid by Petitioner|
|9. Delcare Minor Fee (in separate from Step-Parent Adoption)||$300.00 to be paid by Petitioner|
|10. Joint Step-Parent Adoption / Declare Minor Fee||$450.00 to be paid by Petitioner|
|11. Grandparents Rights Cases in re-referred within 6 months||$75.00 Each Party|
Fees are payable to "Madera County Superior Court" by check or money order. Cash is accepted, and we also accept payments by debit and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover - service fees apply).
|1. Bail Reinstatement Fee||$150.00|