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Increased Fees for Filing New Civil Cases — Effective May 1, 2013

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, there is a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. This fee is in addition to the existing civil filing fee of $350. Therefore, effective May 1st the total fee for filing a new civil case will be $400.

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. This fee does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.

For a listing of all court fees click here.