$50.00 Administrative Fee Added to Civil Case Filing Fee - Effective May 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved an amendment to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee schedule.  Effective May 1, 2013, an administrative fee of $50 will be charged for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in the district court.  This fee does not apply to applications for a writ of habeas corpus, the initiation of a miscellaneous case,  or to persons provisionally granted in forma pauperis status under 28 USC 1915.

The administrative fee is in addition to the $350 filing fee, for a total of $400.00 for all civil actions filed except those listed above.
 
Pay.gov will collect the $400.00 total fee through CMECF for civil cases initiated online.
 
Cases filed in paper with the Clerk must be accompanied by the full $400.00 filing fee.