Notice of Increased Fees

Friday, April 19, 2013

Notice of Increase Fees for Filing New Civil Actions

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.