Court Fees & Rates

District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (effective 12.01.2016)

  • FILING FEES
    • Civil Action - $400.00
      • Civil Action Filing Fee includes $50.00 Administrative Fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding.  This Administrative Fee does not apply to applications for writs of habeas corpus or to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. §1915.
    • Appeal - $505.00
      • Appeal Filing Fee includes $5.00 filing fee for the notice of appeal and a $500.00 fee for docketing the appeal.
    • Habeas Corpus - $5.00
    • Miscellaneous Cases
      • Petition to Perpetuate Testimony, Fed. R. Civ. P. 27(a) - $46.00
      • Letters Rogatory or Letters of Request - $46.00
      • Registration of Judgment from Another District, 28 U.S.C. §1963 - $46.00
      • Appeal to a District Judge from a Judgment of Conviction by a Magistrate Judge in a Misdemeanor Case - $38.00
  • FEES FOR COPIES, REPRODUCTIONS, AND RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS
    • Search of the Records (per name or item searched) - $31.00
    • Reproduction of any Record on Paper (per page) - $0.50
    • Printing Electronic Records (per page) - $0.10
    • Reproduction of Audio Recordings of Court Proceedings - $31.00
    • Retrieval of 1 box of records from the Federal Records Center, National Archives or Other Storage Location - $64.00
      • for retrievals involving multiple boxes, per additional box - $39.00
    • Certification of any Document or Paper - $11.00
    • Exemplification of any document or paper - $22.00
  • ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEE SCHEDULE (effective 04.01.2013)
  • FEES FOR OTHER FILINGS AND SERVICES
    • Application for District Bar Examination (credited towards admission) - $100.00
    • Petition for Admission to the Bar - $300.00
    • District Annual Bar Membership Renewal Fee (due October 1) - $50.00
    • Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice (per appearance) - $300.00
    • Duplicate Certificate of Admission or Certificate of Good Standing - $19.00
    • Certification for Naturalization Certificate - $25.00
    • For any payment returned or denied for lack of funds - $53.00
    • Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice - $25.00

 

Transcript Rates

CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASE TRANSCRIPT RATES
 

Type of Transcript

Original

First Copy to Each Party

Each Additional Copy to the Same Party

ORDINARY TRANSCRIPT
A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order

$3.65

$0.90

$0.60

14-DAY TRANSCRIPT
A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of an order

$4.25

$0.90

$0.60

EXPEDITED TRANSCRIPT
A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order

$4.85

$0.90

$0.60

DAILY TRANSCRIPT
A transcript to be delivered following adjournment and prior to the normal opening hour of the court on the following morning whether or not it actually is a court day

$6.05

$1.20

$0.90

HOURLY TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours

$7.25

$1.20

$0.90

REALTIME TRANSCRIPT
A draft unedited transcript produced by a certified realtime reporter as a byproduct of realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following adjournment

One feed, $3.05 per page; two-to-four feeds, $2.10 per page; five or more feeds, $1.50 per page.

 

$1.20

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Transcripts in CJA Cases
In multi-defendant cases involving CJA defendants, no more than one transcript should be purchased from the court reporter on behalf of CJA defendants. One of the appointed counsel or the Clerk of Court should arrange for the duplication, at commercially competitive rates, of enough copies of the transcript for each of the CJA defendants for whom a transcript has been approved. The cost of such duplication will be charged to the CJA appropriation. This policy would no preclude the furnishing of duplication services by the court reporter at a commercially competitive rate.


Registry Fee

Local Civil Rule 67: Deposit of Funds in Interest Bearing Accounts

The Clerk shall assess a charge for the handling of registry funds deposited with the Court, to be assessed from interest earnings and in accordance with the detailed fee schedule issued by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

 

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