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Fees

Updated:  December 1, 2020

  1. $402.00 filing fee
  2. $505.00 for appeal to Court of Appeals (one check to Clerk, U.S. District Court)
  3. No fees for cross, counter, or third-party complaints. 
  4. No other initial "court costs" as in state court. 
  5. Other fees:
    1. $0.50 per page for copies - to request copies, please email the Clerk's Office at copyrequest@tnmd.uscourts.gov
    2. $11.00 for certified copy (plus $.50 for each copy involved).
    3. $49.00 to register an out-of-district judgment.
    4. $238.00 for Attorney Admission.
    5. $20.00 for Certificate of Good Standing - to request a certificate of good standing, please email the Clerk's Office at certificate@tnmd.uscourts.gov.
    6. $39.00 for Appeal of Misdemeanor conviction entered by Magistrate Judge (if defendant not pauper).
    7. $150.00 per Attorney for pro hac vice.
    8. $32.00 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. $32.00 for Audio Recording.
    13. $23.00 for exemplification of any document.
    14. $49.00 for filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding.
 
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.