How Much Does A Private Investigator 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.
Private Investigation Costs and Fees
|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|
|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.|
(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.|
|Polygraph (Lie Detector Test)||Starting at $350.00|
|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|
|Address History Report: Includes most current address of record||$125.00|
|Basic Background Report||$175.00|
|Comprehensive Background Report||$275.00|
|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|
|Driver’s License Search||Vary 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||$350.00|
|Specialty Intelligence Information||$ 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.
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.