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Do you need to Domesticate and Serve an Out of State Subpoena in California pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act (UIDDA)?

California  Foreign Subpoena Domestication and Service of Process

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Effective January 1, 2010, new laws and mandatory forms relating to service of Subpoenas in California for cases pending in states other than California.


Please see applicable filing fees and a list of the mandatory forms with a link to the California Judicial Council website where the forms may be found and filled in online.


Service rules and completion dates of service for the subpoenas may be different from the requirements of your state and the necessary California Subpoena forms need to be filled out accurately.

Documents to be filed with the California Superior Court under UIDDA in order to domesticate a foreign subpoena include: 


To issue and serve a subpoena we need the following for each:

  • $45.00 filing fee, payable to “Superior Court.”

  • Copy of the issued foreign subpoena from the other state.

  • Completed Application on the Mandatory Form, SUBP-030.

  • Completed Mandatory California Subpoena,
    SUBP-035SUBP-040SUBP-045 or SUBP-050.

  • A $15.00 witness fee is required at the time of service for all Production of Business Records subpoenas in California.

  • All Personal Appearance Subpoenas are entitled to witness fees in the state of California.


For your convenience, please Locate Your Court and review the Civil Filing Fee Schedule for the Superior Court of California.

Our experienced staff can assist to prepare and file the required documents  with the California Court in the county where the discovery is sought and advance the necessary filing fee in order to have the California subpoena issued properly. Once issued, we can proceed to have it served right away and can also advance any required witness fees at the time of service.


Please call or email to have a subpoena domesticated and served in California professionally and without delay. 

What is a Subpoena? 

A subpoena is a document that orders a named individual to personally appear at a trial or hearing to:

1) give testimony (known as a Subpoena Ad Testificandum) or

2) to produce documents or objects to be used at a trial or hearing as evidence (known as a Subpoena Duces Tecum).


Subpoena Ad Testificandum – Use this subpoena when an individual's testimony at a trial or hearing is needed. 

Subpoena Duces Tecum – Use this subpoena when an individual's appearance and production of documents or other objects are needed at a trial or hearing. 



Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law, there may be times when the material on this page is not current. We have made every effort to provide complete and accurate information of the general rules governing domestication and service of process of subpoenas in California. However, we cannot guarantee the current accuracy of the above listed content, it is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. We assume no liability whatsoever and will not be held responsible directly or indirectly for any damages resulting from any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or your reliance on this partial information.

How to Domesticate an Out of State Subpoena in California under the UIDDA

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