Fee Schedule

Effective December 1, 20231

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


Filing Fees

Civil Action or Notice of Removal2 $405.00
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals $605.00
Miscellaneous Filing Fee3 $52.00
Appeal to a district court judge from judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case $41.00
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) $7,202.00


Attorney Admissions

Admission to Practice (includes a Certificate of Admission and payment to the Attorney Admission Fund) $249.00
Pro Hac Vice Admission Fee $100.00
Certificate of Good Standing or Duplicate Certificate of Admission $21.00


Copy/Printing Fees

Reproducing any document and providing a copy in any form (per page)4 $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, if the record is stored outside of the court's electronic filing system  4, 5 $33.00
Reproduction of an Audio Recording of a Court Proceeding 4, 5 $34.00
Reproduction of microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record, where available. $7.00
Printing copies of any record or document accessed electronically at a public terminal in the courthouse (per page) 4 $0.10


Miscellaneous Fees

Certification Fee or Transcript of Judgment (includes AO451) $12.00
Exemplification of Document $24.00
Issuance of Apostille $50.00
Payment returned or denied for insufficient funds $53.00
Search of District Court records (per name or item searched) 5 $34.00
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) $70.00
Retrievals involving multiple boxes (each additional box) $43.00
Electronic retrieval of court records from the Federal Records Center $20.90
     Plus FRC transmission fee, per page $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 $4.00 $1.00 $0.70
14-Day 14 days after receipt of an order $4.70 $1.00 $0.70
Expedited 7 days after receipt of an order $5.35 $1.00 $0.70
3-Day 3 days after receipt of an order $6.00 $1.20 $0.85
Daily Following adjournment and prior to opening of court on the following morning $6.70 $1.35 $1.00
Hourly Within two hours $8.00 $1.35 $1.00
Realtime Draft unedited transcript electronically delivered during proceedings or immediately following adjournment $3.40 N/A N/A
Realtime Feeds The fee for the number of connections (Feeds) provided One Feed Two to Four Feeds Five or more Feeds
$3.40 per page $2.35 per page $1.65 per page


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

2Includes a $55 administrative fee, which does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.

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.

4This fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record requested is available through electronic access.

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