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New Jersey Superior Court Subpoenas

Fees and Cost

22A:1-4.  Fees and mileage of witnesses and others hereinafter mentioned are entitled to the following fees:

  • Each witness attending from own county, per day of attendance $2.00.

  • Each witness attending from a foreign county, at the rate of $2.00 a day, together with, for each day of attendance, an allowance of $2.00 for every 30 miles of travel in going to the place of attendance from his place of residence and in returning.

  • For the Secretary of State, or any clerk attending on subpoena, with records, wills or other written evidence, at the rate of $2.00 a day.


Distance Restriction

  • Only within the county in which the witness resides or works for deposition.

  • Anywhere within the State of New Jersey for trial or hearing.

Federal Subpoenas Witness Attendance and Mileage Fees


Sec. 1821. Per diem and mileage generally; subsistence

  • A witness fee of $40 per day for each day’s attendance

  • Witness fee additionally of $.57½ cents per mile, round trip, to and from place of hearing and deposition. 

  • Witness incurring travel expense, toll charges for toll roads, bridges, tunnels, and ferries, taxicab fares between places of lodging and carrier terminals, and parking fees (valid parking receipt) will be rein-burst.

  • Allowance shall be paid to a witness when an overnight stay is required at the place of attendance.

  • A subsistence allowance for a witness shall be paid in an amount not to exceed the maximum per diem allowance prescribed by the Administrator of General Services.

*No Fee is required if the subpoena seeks only production of documents.

Distance Restriction

  • Anywhere with federal district or within 100 miles of deposition location if outside of district.

  • Anywhere within the United States for trial or hearing.


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New Jersey Superior Court Witness Fee Rules

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