Court Fees

All fees incurred in the electronic filing system (CM/ECF) are payable by credit card or direct debit, through the pay.gov system. These would include appeal fees, Pro Hac Vice application fees and case initiating fees.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Domestic money order, bank cashier's check, and cash are acceptable forms of payment. Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover) are only accepted for payment of filing fees or fees paid through electronic filing.  Checks will only be accepted from attorneys who are current members of the Bar of this court, in good standing.

Filing Fees

$400.00 Civil Filing fee
$400.00 Writ of Mandamus
$505.00 Appeal Fee
$38.00 Appeal to a district judge from a judgment or conviction by a magistrate in a misdemeanor case
$5.00 Writ of Habeas Corpus
   

Miscellaneous Filing Fees

$47.00 Registering a judgment from another district (28 U.S.C. § 1963)
$47.00 Miscellaneous Cases
 
  • For filing or indexing any paper not in a case or proceeding for which a filing fee has been paid
  • Petition to perpetuate testimony (Rule 27(a), FRcvP)
  • Filing of papers by trustees under 28 U.S.C. § 754
  • Filing of letters rogatory
  • Letters of Request
  • Notice to Take Deposition (case pending in another District Court/ request for this District to issue subpoena)
  • Motion to quash IRS summons
   

Miscellaneous Fees

$64.00 Retrieval of a record from Federal Records Center (for the first box)
$39.00 Retrieval of a record from Federal Records Center (for each additional box shipped per case)
$19.90 Retrieval of an electronic record using SmartScan (plus an additional $.65 per page)
$53.00 Check returned for insufficient funds
$47.00 Power of Attorney - per person - per division
$31.00 Clearance Letter - per name -$.50 for additional non-certified copy
$31.00 Record Search (per name or item searched)
$31.00 Digital copy of audio file
$22.00 Exemplification certificate - (in addition $.50 for copy, $11.00 for certifying)
$19.00 Certificate of Good Standing
$19.00 Certificate of Admission (duplicate)
$11.00 Apostille Certificate
$11.00 Certification of any document
$0.50 Per page for reproducing any record or paper (from original document or microfiche reproductions of the original record)
$0.10 Per page download using CM/ECF (PACER) (Maximum charge per document $3.00, with the exception of transcripts which do not incur a maximum charge)