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Clerk’s Office Fees

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)$6548.00
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)
$47.00
REGISTRATION OF JUDGMENT FROM ANOTHER DISTRICT$47.00
CERTIFICATE OF SEARCH (per name)$31.00
CERTIFYING ANY DOCUMENT$11.00
REPRODUCTION OF MAGNETIC TAPE AUDIO RECORDINGS, either cassette or reel-to-reel$31.00
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$181.00
PRO HAC VICE FEE$50.00
DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION$19.00
CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING$19.00
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$38.00
MOTION TO QUASH GRAND JURY OR FOREIGN DEPOSITION SUBPOENA$47.00
PETITION TO QUASH ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS$400.00
PETITION TO QUASH IRS SUMMONS$400.00
PETITION FOR REMOVAL$400.00
POWER OF ATTORNEY$47.00
RETRIEVAL OF RECORD FROM FEDERAL RECORDS CENTER$64.00**
RETRIEVAL OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS$10.00***
RETURNED CHECK FOR LACK OF FUNDS$53.00
EXEMPLIFICATION OF DOCUMENT$22.00
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.
*** Plus any charges assessed by the Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the courts. (Effective June 1, 2016)

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