Fee Schedule

Effective December 1, 20201

To view a printable version of the fee schedule, click HERE.

*Checks / Money Orders are to be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court"


Filing Fees

Civil Action or Notice of Removal2 $402.00
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals $505.00
Miscellaneous Filing Fee3 $49.00
Appeal to a district court judge from judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case $39.00
Filing an action brought under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (in addition to the civil case filing fee) $6,800.00


Attorney Admissions

Admission to Practice (includes a Certificate of Admission and payment to the Attorney Admission Fund) $238.00
Pro Hac Vice Admission Fee $100.00
Certificate of Good Standing or Duplicate Certificate of Admission $20.00


Copy/Printing Fees

Reproducing any record and providing a copy in paper form (per page)4, 5 $0.50
Copy fees for persons granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis (per page) (Administrative Order #174) $0.10
Reproduction of an electronic record, including audio 5, 6, 7 $31.00
Reproduction of microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record, where available $6.00
Printing copies of any record or document accessed electronically at a public terminal in the courthouse (per page) 5 $0.10


Miscellaneous Fees

Certification Fee or Transcript of Judgment (includes AO451) $11.00
Exemplification of Document $23.00
Payment returned or denied for insufficient funds $53.00
Search of District Court records (per name or item searched) 5 $32.00
Central Violations Bureau (CVB) processing fee $30.00


Record Retrieval Fees

Retrieval of record from the Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court (one box) $64.00
Retrievals involving multiple boxes (each additional box) $39.00
Electronic retrievals $19.90
     PLUS - FRC per page copy fee $0.65


Maximum Transcript Fee Rates (Per Page)

Transcript Types Delivery Times Original First Copy to
Each Party
Each Addt'l Copy
to Same Party
Ordinary 30 days after receipt of an order $3.65 $0.90 $0.60
14-Day 14 days after receipt of an order $4.25 $0.90 $0.60
Expedited 7 days after receipt of an order $4.85 $0.90 $0.60
Daily Following adjournment and prior to opening of court on the following morning $6.05 $1.20 $0.90
Hourly Within two hours $7.25 $1.20 $0.90
Realtime Draft unedited transcript electronically delivered during proceedings or immediately following adjournment $3.05 $1.20  
Realtime Feeds The fee for the number of connections (Feeds) provided One Feed Two to Four Feeds Five or more Feeds
$3.05 per page $2.10 per page $1.50 per page


1Federal agencies or programs funded from judiciary appropriations should not be charged any fees under this schedule.

2Includes a $52 administrative fee, which does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status.

3Applicable to any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding, including a petition to perpetuate testimony under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 27(a); papers by trustees under 28 U.S.C. § 754; letters rogatory or letters of request; registering a judgment from another district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1963; writs of mandamus; and motions to quash a foreign deposition subpoena, administrative summons or administrative subpoena.

4Applies to paper copies made from either original documents or microfiche or microfilm reproductions of the original record.

5 This fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record or service requested is available electronically.

6 For reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding.

7 For reproducing and transmitting in any manner a copy of a record stored outside of ECF, including but not limited to document files, audio records, and video recordings.