Hardship Letter Examples

   Request To Waive Court Fees

Dear {Court Officer},

I would like to request a waiver of the fee for a civil case. I am filing for {unlawful detainer/petition to prevent harassment/writ/name change/etc.}. I cannot afford the {amount} fees for {jury/court reporter/officer testifying/etc.}.

I believe that I qualify for a fee waiver due to my low income status. I am {receiving public benefits/have a household income of less than the state-designated threshold}. My income is not high enough to cover my family's basic needs and cover these fees as well.

I have attached the form {form number}, signed by me under penalty of perjury. I've also attached the front page of my tax returns for last year.

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