CA Gov't Code Section 25259.9


The presiding judge may make an order discharging the collection program from further accountability. The order shall have the same effect as a discharge from accountability under Section 25259, which relieves the applicant from any further responsibility for collecting the discharged debt, and does not constitute a release of any person from liability for payment of any amount. Upon making an order of discharge, the presiding judge shall direct the clerk of court to enter record of the discharge in the court case file for each debt and to post a copy of the order of discharge on the court’s Internet Web site for a period of not less than three weeks.


Within 45 days after the end of the month in which any discharge from accountability is approved, the court shall report to the county the discharge from accountability for any court-ordered debt or bail that the court would otherwise have been responsible for collecting. The report shall include for each debt discharged: the case number; whether the case is an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony; the amount of the debt discharged; and the number of years since the debt became delinquent.


The Judicial Council, by rule of court, may establish the process by which applications under Section 25259.7 are submitted and reviewed or the standards for ordering a discharge.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 25259.9’s source at ca​.gov