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Fee Schedule

 

Please Note:  Effective May 1, 2013, the fee to file a new civil case now includes a $50 administrative fee, which does not apply to those persons granted in forma pauperis status.  The Judicial Conference memorandum outlining this change is available here.

 
 
DISTRICT COURT FEE SCHEDULE
(28 USC § 1914)
(Effective December 1, 2013)
 
The following are fees to be charged for services performed by clerks of the district court. No fees are to be charged for services rendered on behalf of the United States, with the exception of those specifically prescribed in items 5, 6, and 16. No fees under this schedule shall be charged to federal agencies or programs which are funded from judiciary appropriations including, but not limited to, agencies, organizations, and individuals providing services authorized by the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, and Bankruptcy Administrator programs.

 

1.

Fees for any civil action, suit, or proceeding whether by original process, removal,

or otherwise (also under this fee are Writs of Mandamus and Motions to Quash Administrative Subpoena).  Includes $50 administrative fee, which does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status.  [A miscellaneous fee of $4,180 (in addition to the filing fee for a civil action) for cases under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act (LIBERTAD); effective 2/1/97.]
 

$400.00
2. Fee for filing a Habeas Petition.
 
$5.00
3. Fee for filing or indexing any paper not in a case or proceeding for which a case filing fee has been paid. This fee is applicable to the filing of a petition to perpetuate testimony, Rule 27(a), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the filing of papers by trustees under 28 U.S.C. § 754, the filing of letters rogatory or letters of request, and registering of a judgment from another district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1963; foreign deposition subpoena.
  
$46.00
4. Fee for certifying of any document or paper whether the certification is made directly on the document or by separate instrument.
 
$11.00
5. Fee for exemplification of any document or paper
 
$21.00
6. Fee for transcript of judgment.  
 
$26.00
7. 

Every search of the records of the district court conducted by the clerk of the district court per name or item searched. This fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the information requested is available through electronic access (see Search Fee Guideline, District Court Fee Schedule).

 

$30.00
8. Fee for reproducing any record or paper (fee charged per page). This fee shall apply to paper copies made from either: (1) original documents; or (2) microfiche or microfilm reproductions of the original record. This fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record or paper requested is available through electronic access.
 
$ .50
9.

Fee for retrieval of a record from a Federal Records Center, National Archives or other location. For retrievals involving multiple boxes, $39 each additional box.

 

$64.00

 $39.00

10. Fee for docketing an appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
 
$505.00
11. Fee for an appeal to a district court judge from judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case.
 
$37.00
12. Fee for each microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record.
 
$6.00
13. Fee for reproduction of magnetic tape recording, either cassette or reel-to-reel, including the cost of materials.
 
$30.00
14. Fee for a check paid into the court which is returned for lack of funds. $53.00
 
15. Fee for admission of attorneys to practice, $176 each.
 
$176.00
16. Fee for admission of attorneys pro hac vice, $50 each.
 
$50.00
17. A certificate of good standing or a duplicate certificate of admission.
 
$18.00
18. Fee for usage of electronic access to court data (provided the court may, for good cause, exempt persons or classes of persons from the fees, in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to such information). This fee shall apply to the United States.
 
$ .60 per min.
19.

Fee for public users obtaining information through a federal judiciary internet site.

$ .10 per page



District Court Fee Schedule (pdf)