Price Schedule

How Much Does A Private Investigator Cost?

How much does a Private Investigator charge for surveillance? How much does it cost for process service? How much does it cost to locate someone? What does a Background Check cost?

One of the most common questions we get is "how much does an investigation cost?"

In order to quote someone on a service we need to have the details of the investigation. The prices listed are an estimate based on general costs of investigative services. We recommend contacting our office to speak with an Investigator in regards to your specific needs.

We offer competitive rates in the areas of practice that we offer. Please not that we do not offer Domestic, Family Law, or any "Cheater" style of investigations. We specialized in litigation, high profile confidential investigations, evasive process service and intelligence gathering. However, Litigation Investigators would be happy to refer you to local reputable firms that can assist your specific needs.

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Business Background Report$175.00

Private Investigation Fee Schedule

Single Investigator Surveillance
$500 Retainer for the first 4 hours for a single Investigator, then $125.00 there after
$125.00 Per Hour + Mileage *
Multi-Unit Teams** – $125 per hour 1st Investigator, $95 per hour each additional Agent (4 Hour Min. Charge) Minimum 2 Agent Team**
AOE/COE Investigations $125.00 Per Hour + Mileage *
Case Examination & Consulting Free Initial Consultation (30 minutes)
Concealed Asset Investigations
(Financial Investigation to Locate Hidden Assets)
Starting at $1750.00
Expert Witness Services (Expert Testimony available in various disciplines, call for details.) $ Call For Price & Availability.
General Investigations
(Normal business hours)
$125.00 Per Hour + Mileage *
High Profile Investigations $125.00 Per Hour + Mileage *
Legal Research $95.00 Per Hour + Expenses
Out of State Investigations $ Call For Price & Availability.
Protection Services with On-going Investigation Starting at $75.00 per hour
Witness Statements Starting at $150.00
Worker Compensation Investigations $125.00 Per Hour + Mileage *
Mileage (Billed after the first 30 miles) $0.54 per mile

Investigative Reports

Address History Report: Includes most current address of record $125.00
Standard Skip Trace: Includes most current address of record, attempts to locate subject with up to 2 hours of investigative time to include database and physical document retrieval research. (Additional research time billed at standard hourly rate) $200.00
Individual Background Report – Standard $175.00
Individual Background Report – Comprehensive $275.00
US Business Background Report (Sole Proprietor/Corporation/Partnership) $175.00
Social Security Number Verification Report $75.00
Financial & Asset Investigation Reports $ Call For Price & Availability.

Flat Rate Searches

Reverse Mobile Phone Number Search $125.00
Phone Number Locator Search $300.00
Historical Phone Number Account Holder Research $450.00
Driver’s License Search Varies by State
Utility Record Locator Search by State $300.00
Marriage / Divorce Search $95.00
PO Box or Private Mailbox to Physical Address $75.00
Employment Locate Search $750.00
Specialty Intelligence Information $ Call For Price and Availability
Note: Rush Searches Subject to Additional Fees

Process Service Pricing

Orange County Starting at $75.00
Los Angeles County Starting at $125.00
Riverside County Starting at $125.00
San Bernardino County Starting at $150.00
San Diego County Starting at $125.00
All Other Areas $ Call For Price and Availability
Skip Trace (Evasive) Process Service Starting at $275.00
Process Service Surveillance $75.00 Per Hour
Restraining Order Process Service Starting at $150.00

Rush Services Subject to Additional Fees (Same Day Process Service +$125, 24-48 Hour Process Service +$75)

Prices Include Proof of Service or Proof of Non-Service. Additional documentation may be subject to additional fees.

Discounts available for multiple parties to be served at same address.

Volume discounts available.

For more details see our Process Service Price Schedule

The information in this price list is presented in good faith and is presented as an estimate of costs and not an actual quote. Litigation Investigators makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information listed on this page as prices are subject to change and may vary depending on the individual case factors. For a more complete and accurate quote please call our office to discuss your specific needs. Statements on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal matter, investigation, or process service.