Fees

    a. $400.00 filing fee.

    b. $505.00 for appeal to Court of Appeals (one check to Clerk, U.S. District Court).

    c. No fees for cross, counter, or third-party complaints.

    d. No other initial "court costs" as in state court.

    e. Other fees.

      (1) $.50 per page for copies.

      (2) $11.00 for certified copy (plus $.50 for each copy involved).

      (3) $46.00 to register an out-of-district judgment.

      (4) $226.00 for Attorney Admission.

      (5) $18.00 for Certificate of Good Standing - to request a certificate of good standing, please email the Clerk's Office at certificate@tnmd.uscourts.gov.

      (6) $37.00 for Appeal of Misdemeanor conviction entered by Magistrate Judge (if defendant not pauper).

      (7) $75.00 per Attorney for pro hac vice.

      (8) $30.00 for records search.

      (9) For retrieval of one box of records 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.

      (10) $53.00 for any check returned for lack of funds.

      (11) $5.00 for filing fees for habeas corpus.

      (12) $30.00 for Audio Recording.

Check Acceptance Policy:

Except as provided herein, personal or business checks are accepted only from attorneys and employees of attorneys, law firms, law students and the press. (All checks & money orders should be made payable to the Clerk, U.S. District Court). Personal checks are not accepted for criminal bonds, which require cash, a money order or a cashiers check. Personal checks are accepted for criminal fines and special assessments.