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Fees

Schedule of Fees

Updated:  August 29, 2018

Item

Fee
Filing of civil complaint
 
Effective May 1, 2013, the Judicial Conference established a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a U.S. District Court. As a result, the fee for filing a new civil case has increased to $400 ($350 filing fee + $50 administrative fee).
 
The $50 administrative fee does not apply to miscellaneous civil cases; habeas corpus cases; or to cases filed by pro se prisoner plaintiffs who have been provisionally granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis.
$400.00
Filing of notice of appeal in any case - fee includes docket fee of the United States Court of Appeals $505.00
Application for writ of habeas corpus $5.00
Admission of attorney to practice (including certificate) $205.00
Admission of attorney to appear pro hac vice $90.00
 
Please refer to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule for all other fees to be charged for services provided.  
 
For the retrieval of an electronic document from the Federal Records Center in Atlanta, in addition to the $10.00 fee noted by the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, a $9.90 FRC fee and $0.65 per page fee applies.  Rates may differ for electronic retrievals from a storage location other than the FRC in Atlanta. Electronic retrievals are limited to 100 pages and must be coordinated through the Clerk's Office.