Fees and Rates

Schedule of Fees

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
Filing appeal to district judge from judgment of conviction by magistrate judge in misdemeanor case$37.00
Application for writ of habeas corpus$5.00
Certificate of Search - Each name$30.00
Certifying any document or paper$11.00
Exemplification of any document$21.00
Filing any paper not in a case or proceeding (e.g. filing of notice of deposition from another district for service of foreign subpoena)$46.00
Registration of foreign judgment$46.00
Admission of attorney to practice (including certificate)$200.00
Admission of attorney to appear pro hac vice$90.00
Duplicate copy of attorney's certification of admission$18.00
Certificate of good standing$18.00
Copies made by clerk (does not include certification) -per page$0.50
Any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds$53.00
Reproduction of recordings of proceedings, copies of audio or video exhibits, and CD copies of JERS trial exhibits$30.00
Filing action under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act$6,355.00
Retrieval of one box of records from a Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court.
For retrievals involving multiple boxes, $39 for each additional box.

$64.00
Witness Attendance Fee - Per Day$40.00
Processing fee for petty offense charged on a federal violation notice$25.00

Mileage Rates

January 1, 2014 - Current $ .56
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 $ .565
April 17, 2012 - December 31, 2012 $ .555
January 1, 2011 - April 16, 2012 $ .51
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010 $ .50
February 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009 $ .55
August 1, 2008 - January 31, 2009 $ .585
March 19, 2008 - July 31, 2008 $ .505
February 1, 2007 - March 18, 2008 $ .485
January 1, 2006 - January 31, 2007 $ .445
September 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005 $ .485
Feb 4, 2005 - August 31, 2005 $ .405
Jan 1, 2004 - Feb 3, 2005 $ .375
Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2003 $ .360
Jan 21, 2002 - Dec 31, 2002 $ .365 
Jan 22, 2001 - Jan 20, 2002 $ .345
Jan 14, 2000 - Jan 21, 2001 $ .325

Contract Interpreter Rates

  • Contract Court Interpreter Terms and Conditions
  • Judiciary Staff Travel Regulations
  • Mileage Rate
  • Per Diem Rates
  • Contract Court Interpreter Rates
  • Standards for Performance and Professional Responsibility for Contract Court Interpreters in the Federal Courts
  • Pay Rates for Translation of Documents

  • Other Fee Information

  • Post Judgment Interest Rates
  • Pay Rates for Translation of Documents
  • Collateral Forfeiture Schedule: Great Smoky Mountains and Big South Fork
  • Collateral Forfeiture Schedule: US Forest Service, USDA
  • Court Reporter Information
  • Electronic Public Access (PACER) Fee Schedule
  • CJA Panel Information
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