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Federal Subpoenas Witness Fees

When a witness is served with a federal Subpoena in a Civil Case compelling his or her attendance, the subpoena must accompany a fee for one day’s attendance and a mileage fee.  If the Federal Government is subpoenaing the witness, “fees or mileage need not be tendered.”  (FRCivP 45(b)

The attendance fee for Federal subpoenas is governed by and described in 28 USC 1821.  Witness fees are $40.00 per day and $.56 per mile, round trip from the witness’ residence to where they must appear.  The subpoena must accompany the attendance fee, otherwise the service is invalid.   Continue reading