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Fee Schedule - UPDATED 12/01/2023

Filing Fees


Civil Case Filing Fee (Initial filing only. No fees for cross, counter, or third-party complaints.) $405.00
Miscellaneous Filing Fee (e.g., Registration of out-of-district judgment, Petition to enforce/quash subpoena, etc.)  $52.00
Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals $605.00
Appeal of Misdemeanor Judgment $41.00


Other Fees and Rates

Copy of Document (per page)  $0.50
Certified Copy of Document (plus $0.50 per page)  $12.00
Search of District Court Records (per name or item searched)   $34.00
Reproduction of an audio recording  (per tape or disc)  $34.00
Reproduction of Electronic Records Not Available through PACER    $33.00
Microfilm/Microfiche $7.00
Exemplification of a Document  $24.00
Issuance of an Apostille $50.00
Check returned for insufficient funds $ 53.00
Retrieval of records from the Federal Records Center -  First box $70.00
              Each additional box $43.00
              Electronic retrievals $20.90


Attorney Admission

Attorney Admission Application Fee  $249.00
Pro Hac Vice Admission Motion  $150.00
Certificate of Good Standing   $21.00
Duplicate Certificate of Admission  $21.00


Payment Acceptance Information

  • All checks & money orders should be made payable to: Clerk, U.S. District Court.
  • Exact payment for services is required. The Clerk’s Office is not able to provide change for cash transactions, due to financial management policies established by the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts.
  • Personal checks are accepted for payment of criminal fines and special assessments.
  • Personal and business checks for the payment of fees are accepted from attorneys and employees of attorneys, law firms, law students, and the press. 
  • Personal checks for the payment of fees are not accepted from pro se parties. Pro se parties are required to submit payment of fees via cashier’s check or money order.    
  • Personal and business checks are not accepted for criminal bonds. Payments for criminal bonds must be made by cash, money order, or cashier’s check.  
  • Third-party checks are not accepted.

Updated December 1, 2023.