At its September 2012 session, the Judicial Conference approved an amendent to the Distrct Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule to add $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a district court.
Effective May 1, 2013, pursuant to this amendment, all federal district courts will begin charging a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a district court, in addition to the $350 filing fee, thereby increasing tht total filing cost to $400.
For those filing case electronically, Pay.gov will be updated to automatically collect the $400.00 total fee. For those filing cases conventionally with paper, the full $400.00 fee should be tendered upon filing.
The $50 administrative fee does not apply to applications for a writ of habeas corpus or to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C § 1915.