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Clerk’s Office Fees

NOTE: Effective December 1, 2013, there is a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a notice of appeal. This fee is in addition to the existing appeal fee of $455. Therefore, effective December 1, 2013, the total fee for filing a notice of appeal will be $505. This new fee is part of the “District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule”, established by the Judicial Conference of the United States, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914.

FILING FEE for any civil action, suit or proceeding $400.00
FILING FEE for cases filed under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 (in addition to the fee for filing a civil action) $6355.00
FILING OF HABEAS CASES $5.00
FILING OR INDEXING ANY PAPER NOT IN A CASE OR PROCEEDING FOR WHICH A CASE FILING FEE HAS BEEN PAID
(Applicable to filing of petition to perpetuate testimony, Rule 27(a), FRCvP; filing of papers by trustees under 28 USC 754: filing of letters rogatory or letters of request)
$46.00
REGISTRATION OF JUDGMENT FROM ANOTHER DISTRICT $46.00
CERTIFICATE OF SEARCH (per name) $30.00
CERTIFYING ANY DOCUMENT $11.00
REPRODUCTION OF MAGNETIC TAPE AUDIO RECORDINGS, either cassette or reel-to-reel $30.00
REPRODUCING ANY RECORD OR PAPER (paper copies) per page (from original documents, microfiche or microfilm) $0.50
Printing copies of any record or document accessed electronically at a public terminal in the courthouse, per page. $0.10
Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice. $25.00
ADMISSION OF ATTORNEYS TO PRACTICE $176.00
PRO HAC VICE FEE $50.00
DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION $15.00
CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING $18.00
NOTICE OF APPEAL $505.00
APPEAL TO A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FROM A JUDGMENT OF CONVICTION BY A U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN A MISDEMEANOR CASE $37.00
MOTION TO QUASH GRAND JURY OR FOREIGN DEPOSITION SUBPOENA $46.00
PETITION TO QUASH ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS $400.00
PETITION TO QUASH IRS SUMMONS $400.00
PETITION FOR REMOVAL $400.00
POWER OF ATTORNEY $46.00
RETRIEVAL OF RECORD FROM FEDERAL RECORDS CENTER $64.00**
RETURNED CHECK FOR LACK OF FUNDS $53.00
EXEMPLIFICATION OF DOCUMENT $21.00
TRANSCRIBING RECORD OF PROCEEDING BY REGULARLY EMPLOYED COURT STAFF NOT ENTITLED TO RETAIN TRANSCRIPT FEES *

* Same rate and conditions established by Judicial Conference for transcripts prepared and sold to parties by official court reporters.
** For retrieval of one box of a record from a Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court, $64. For retrievals involving multiple boxes, $39 for each additional box.

Payment options

Below are your options for paying court fees.  If you have any questions about fee payment, please contact the clerk's office.

  • Check made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court" (personal, cashiers checks or money order accepted; NO counter checks)
  • Cash (exact amount required)
  • Credit card
  • Debit card