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Court Fees

All fees incurred in the electronic filing system (CM/ECF) are payable by credit card or direct debit through the system. These include appeal fees, pro hac vice application fees, and case initiating fees.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Domestic money orders, a bank cashier’s check, and cash (exact change only) are acceptable forms of payment. A credit/debit card will be accepted for payment, with proper identification, when the request is made in person at the public filing counter of any division. Personal and/or business checks will be accepted only from current members of the bar of this Court in good standing.


Filing Fees


Civil Filing fee


Writ of Mandamus


Appeal Fee


Appeal to a district judge from a judgment or conviction by a magistrate in a misdemeanor case


Writ of Habeas Corpus



Miscellaneous Filing Fees


Registering a judgment from another district (28 U.S.C. § 1963)


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 (Fed. R. Civ. P. 27(a))

  • 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 enforce IRS summons



Miscellaneous Fees


Retrieval of a record from Federal Records Center (for the first box)


Retrieval of a record from Federal Records Center (for each additional box shipped per case)


Retrieval of an electronic record using SmartScan (plus an additional $.65 per page)


Payment returned or denied for insufficient funds, or reversed due to a chargeback


Power of Attorney - per person - per division


Clearance Letter - per name (plus $.50 for each non-certified copy requested)


Record Search (per name or item searched)


Reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding


Reproduction of records in electronic form not available on PACER or CM/ECF


Exemplification certificate - (in addition $.50 for copy, $11.00 for certifying)


Certificate of Good Standing


Certificate of Admission (duplicate)


Issuance of an apostille


Certification of any document


Per page for reproducing any record or paper (from original document or microfiche reproductions of the original record)