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Updated:  September 1, 2021

  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
    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
    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.

Payment Acceptance Information

  • All checks & money orders should be made payable to: Clerk, U.S. District Court.
  • Due to financial management policies established by the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts, the Clerk’s Office is not able to provide change for cash transactions. Exact payment for services is required. 
  • 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.