Fees and Rates

Schedule of Fees

UPDATED December 1, 2016
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$38.00
Application for writ of habeas corpus$5.00
Certificate of Search - Each name$31.00
Certifying any document or paper$22.00
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)$47.00
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$19.00
Certificate of good standing$19.00
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$31.00
Filing action under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act$6,548.00
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.
The cost associated with electronic document retrievals from the Federal Records Center in Atlanta includes a $10.00 electronic retrieval fee plus any charges assessed by the Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the courts.
$64.00
Witness Attendance Fee - Per Day$40.00
Processing fee for petty offense charged on a federal violation notice$30.00
  • For handling registry funds deposited with and held by the court, the clerk shall assess a charge from interest earnings, in accordance with the detailed fee schedule issued by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

  • For management of registry funds invested through the Court Registry Investment System, a fee at an annual rate of 10 basis points of assets on deposit shall be assessed from interest earnings, excluding registry funds from disputed ownership interpleader cases deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 and held in a Court Registry Investment System Disputed Ownership Fund.

  • For management of funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 and invested in a Disputed Ownership Fund through the Court Registry Investment System, a fee at an annual rate of 20 basis points of assets on deposit shall be assessed from interest earnings.

  • The Director of the Administrative Office has the authority to waive these fees for cause.

Mileage Rates

January 1, 2016 - Current $ .54
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015 $ .575
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014 $ .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

  • Court Reporter Rates

    Transcript Rates
    Transcript rates which may be charged by the Eastern District of Tennessee court reporters for government paid transcripts on orders received after January 1, 2008 will be:
    Original First Copy to Each Party Each Additional Copy to the Same Party
    Ordinary Transcript $3.65 $ .90 $ .60
    14-Day Transcript $4.25 $ .90 $ .60
    Expedited Transcript $4.85 $ .90 $ .60
    Daily Transcript $6.05 $1.20 $ .90
    Hourly Transcript $7.25 $1.20 $ .90
    Realtime Transcript One feed, $3.05 per page; two-to four feeds, $2.10 per page; five or more feeds, $1.50 per page.

    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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