To claim costs authorized by CCP §685.070, a judgment creditor must file a Memorandum of Costs and serve that on the judgment debtor. If the judgment debtor does not file a motion to tax costs then after ten days the costs are added to and become a part of the judgment.
To claim any discretionary costs and attorney fees authorized by CCP §685.040, the judgment creditor must file a noticed motion. This motion must be made within two years of incurring the cost or attorney fees and before the judgment is satisfied. The motion must be accompanied by a declaration of a person who has knowledge of the facts stating that to the person’s best knowledge and belief the costs are correct, are reasonable and necessary and have not been satisfied.
The cost of serving a writ is also included in the judgment. [CCP §685.095]