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Court Investigations

Court Investigations Information

In guardianship and conservatorship cases, the Court requires an investigation to be performed. Once a proceeding is initiated, a Court Investigator will be assigned to the case. The Court Investigator will interview all necessary parties, such as family members, minors, the proposed Conservatee, etc. For more information regarding the investigation process, please call (559) 457-1888.

Investigative Fees

Fees are automatically assessed for investigations. The investigator assigned to the case will review financial information to determine whether a fee is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Payment Methods:

Court staff at the counter will accept payment for: Civil, Criminal, Family, Juvenile, Probate, Small Claims and Traffic matters by:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Cashier's Check
  • Certified Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card

Make Checks Payable to: Fresno County Superior Court

Requesting Monthly Payment Installments For Investigative Fees

Responsible parties may request to pay their investigative fee(s) in monthly installments by submitting a Payment Agreement Form to the Probate Clerk's Office.  The minimum monthly payment is $50.00 and the account can be paid in advance, if desired.  To retrieve the Payment Agreement Form, click here. Monthly billing statements will be sent to the address on record.  It is imperative that you notice the Probate Clerk's Office of any change of address.

Payment Agreement Form


Balances on accounts that are 90-days delinquent, are sent to GC Services collection agency.
If your case is in collections, the Court will no longer accept payment.  Your payment can be mailed to the address indicated below or you can elect to pay online.

GC Service Collection Agency Information

Payment Mailing Address:
B.F. Sisk Courthouse -Accounting-4th Floor
1130 O Street, Fresno, CA 93724
Internet Payment:
Toll Free Number: 1-800-727-5848 (English)
Toll Free Number: 1-800-616-6007 (Spanish)

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