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San Diego Stakeouts is a Premier Private Investigation and Process Service agency. We specialize in child custody, workers’ compensation, infidelity, cohabitation, and serving evasive individuals who are difficult to serve.

San Diego Stakeouts provides Remote and Covert Video Surveillance, Night Vision, and Long-Range Telephoto Photography. Our investigators utilize the latest technology in Vehicle Sighting Reports, which show historical locations of photographed license plate captures, and GPS Tracking within legal limits. Other investigative services include Locate Reports, Background Checks, Vehicle Locate Reports, Telephone Searches, and Utility Searches.


We serve Legal Documents, Restraining Orders, Summons, Complaints, Evictions, Foreclosures, Small Claims, Personal Subpoenas, Cross Complaints, and most Legal Documents.

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Child Custody Investigations

Should you go through a divorce or are currently in a child custody dispute, we have the team to get the results you need. We understand that these can be emotionally charged and sensitive issues. Your child’s well-being is our top priority! We have the technology and experience to identify child neglect, drug abuse, unsafe environments, and many other forms of misconduct that may affect your child’s well-being. Providing a detailed report for the Family Court to review.
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Workers’ Compensation

Each year, billions of dollars are lost due to fraudulent workers’ comp claims. We all pay for it one way or another in the products and services we purchase.  As an employer, you have the right to investigate these matters. False claims not only cost your business money but can also contaminate your work environment’s values. These false claims, when not investigated, can be contagious throughout your staff,  escalating your insurance premiums and losses significantly.  
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Cheating Spouses / Infidelity

Cheating Spouses are unfortunate but very common. Is your spouse coming home late, taking phone calls outside, telling stories that don’t add up, or seeming disconnected from you and your family?  These are just some of the tell-tale things that you may notice.  If you want peace of mind,  you can get it with San Diego Stakeouts. We can surveil your spouse throughout the day or night. We use cameras with high-power zoom lenses from vehicles and covert cameras to film inside restaurants and hotels. Let’s put an end to the uncertainty and suspicion! Our services can give you the information you need to regain control over your marital matters.
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Your former spouse may be living with a significant other. Unfortunately, you may be paying for it.  We use many techniques to gather the evidence you need to prove their living situation and relationship. Armed with our video and detailed reports, you may be able to stop paying for their lifestyle.
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Submit a Request

(619) 672-7113 (24-hour phone or SMS)

San Diego Stakeouts 7660-H #196 Fay Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037

Licensed Process Server: #3283
Licensed Private Investigator: PI189373

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Private Investigation Fees

Field Surveillance

$125 hr (4-hr min)

Desk Investigations

$125 hr

Process Serving Fees


$65/hour (4-hr min)


$50 (Includes proof)

Locating / Skip Tracing


Same-Day Rush / Door Knock


Record Retrieval

$50 hr

Process Service Areas

City of San Diego, Point Loma, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, National City, and Mira Mesa.

$25 (add)

Carlsbad, Vista, Encanto, Escondido, Lakeside, San Marcos, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Santee, Scripps Ranch, Solana Beach, Imperial Beach, and Chula Vista.

$50 (add)

San Ysidro, Alpine, Descanso, Delzura, Jamul, Ramona, and Campo.

$75 (add)