District Court Fee Schedule



Effective December 1, 2016


Filing fee for civil actions
(includes $50 administrative fee)


Filing fee for appeal


Filing fee for certain miscellaneous cases. Applicable in the following instances:

  • For filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding.
  • Filing of a petition to perpetuate testimony, Rule 27(a), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Filing of papers by trustees under 28 U.S.C. § 754
  • Filing of letters rogatory or letters of request
  • Registering of a judgment from another district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1963.
  • Registration of Foreign Judgment
  • Power of Attorney


For an appeal to a district judge from a judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case.


For filing an action brought under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, P.L. 104-114, 110 Stat. 785 (1996).



CVB Processing Fee




For conducting a search of the district court records.

Note: This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the information requested is available through electronic access.

$31 per name or item searched

For reproducing any record of paper.

Note: This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record or paper requested is available through electronic access

50 cents per page

For printing electronic records.

10 cents per page

For reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding.

*³ Note: This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the recording is available electronically.

$31 including the cost of materials

For 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, additional charges apply. 

$64 for one box, $39 for each additional box

SmartScan electronic record retrieval from Federal Records Center

$19.90 plus $0.65 per page

For admission of attorneys to practice, including a certificate of admission.


For a duplicate certificate of admission or certificate of good standing.


For each Pro Hac Vice attorney added to a case.



For certification of any document.


For exemplification of any document.


For a check paid into the court which is returned for lack of funds.


The clerk shall assess a charge for the handling of registry funds deposited with the court, to be assessed from interest earnings. See Local Rule 67