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Fees

Fees effective December 1, 2016

This is a summary of the fees most commonly collected. Click here for the complete list of Bankruptcy fees.

The Clerk’s Office accepts the following forms of payment:

  • plastic card payments made via Pay.gov by attorneys using the CM/ECF electronic filing system;
  • cash, in person only, not via the mail;
  • money order, cashier’s check, or company/firm check made payable to: Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

The Clerk’s Office does not accept personal checks.

The Clerk’s Office can only accept exact change and cannot make or give change.

 

 

Case Filing Fees

 
  Chapter 7 voluntary/involuntary $335
  Chapter 9 $1,717
  Chapter 11 voluntary/involuntary $1,717
  Chapter 11 Railroad $1,550
  Chapter 12 $275
  Chapter 13 $310
  Chapter 15 $1,717
  Complaint Commencing Adversary Proceedings $350
     
 

Fees for Motions/Pleadings

 
  Amendment to Liability Schedules/Matrix $31
  Motion to Compel Abandonment $181
  Motion to Terminate/Modify the Automatic Stay $181
  Motion to Withdraw Reference $181
  Motion to Sell Free and Clear of Liens $181
  Motion to Redact $25
  Transfer of Claim $25
  Motion/Notice to Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 $25
  Motion to Convert Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 $15
  Motion to Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 $60
  Motion to Convert Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 $922
  Motion to Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 $932
     
  Reopen Chapter 7 $260
  Reopen Chapter 9 $1,167
  Reopen Chapter 11 $1,167
  Reopen Chapter 11 Railroad $1,000
  Reopen Chapter 12 $200
  Reopen Chapter 13 $235
  Reopen Chapter 15 $1,167
     
  Deconsolidation of Joint Chapter 7 $335
  Deconsolidation of Joint Chapter 13 $310
  Deconsolidation of Joint Chapter 12 $275
  Deconsolidation of Joint Chapter 11 $1,717
     
  Notice of Appeal/Cross Appeal $298
  Motion for Leave to Appeal $5
  Direct Appeal/Cross Appeal (after authorization) $207
     
 

Fees for Services

 
  Copies $.50 per page
  Printing electronic records at public terminals $.10 per page
  Certification of any document $11
  Search of Record $31
  Exemplification Fee $22
  Retrieval of Case from Federal Records Center $64
  Retrieval of Case from Federal Records Center - additional box $39
  Filing/indexing any document of not part of local case $47
  Tape recording/cd reproduction $31
  Any check returned for lack of funds $53
 

Public Access (PACER) Fees

 
  Downloads of case documents from PACER $.10 per page
  Downloads of audio files from PACER $2.40 each
  Users are not billed until charges of $15 in a quarter have accrued.
Click here for the complete list of public access fees.