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Court Costs and Other Related Charges (Penal Code section 4750)

Penal Code section 4750 provides that cities and counties shall be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary costs connected with state prisons or prisoners related to any crime committed at a state prison, whether by a prisoner, employee, or other person; and for any crime committed by a state inmate at a state hospital. A city or county may apply for reimbursement of these costs incurred at a state prison or state hospital in the manner prescribed by the State Controller's Office.

Claiming Instructions and Forms

Court Costs and Other Related Charges (Penal Code section 4750)

  • Claims for the reimbursement of costs pursuant to Penal Code section 4750 (Adult Prisoners) must be filed directly with State Controller's Office.
  • Claims for the reimbursement of costs pursuant to Penal Code section 6005 (Juvenile Prisoners) must be filed directly with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • Claims for the reimbursement of costs incurred by the superior courts pursuant to Penal Code sections 4750 and 6005, must be filed directly with the Judicial Council (formerly the Administrative Office of the Courts).

Deadline for Filing Claims

Claimants have six months after the close of the month in which the costs were incurred (PC section 4750(j)) to file a claim.  Claims filed after the six month deadline will not be reimbursed by the State Controller's Office.

Review and Payment of Claims

The State Controller's Office approves claims for payment within 60 days in the order of receipt, or otherwise provides a written statement to the claimant explaining why the payment cannot be made within the specified time.  An Electronic Funds Transfer payment is made to the city or county treasurer and a copy of the remittance advice is posted to the State Controller's Office website.  Each department within the city or county awaiting reimbursement should contact its treasurer for payment information.

Codes Concerning Reimbursements for Court Costs and Other Related Charges (Penal Code section 4750):

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Contact Information

Questions? Contact the Local Reimbursements Section at (916) 324-5729 or LRSLGPSD@sco.ca.gov.