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Fee Schedule

Fees charged for services performed by the clerks of the district courts


Fees may be paid with cash, check, credit/debit card, or money order.

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Schedule Amount
Civil Case Fee
For filing a new civil case and/or removal of a case (28 U.S.C. § 1914(a)). This amount includes the $50 Administrative Filing Fee set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1914.
$400.00
Appeal Fee
Appeal from an order or entry of judgment (28 U.S.C. § 1913, Miscellaneous Fee Schedule)
$505.00
Habeas Corpus Action (28 U.S.C. § 2254)
For filing a state habeas corpus action (28 U.S.C. § 1914(a))
$5.00
Pro Hac Vice Fee
For attorney admission pro hac vice (Non-Appropriated District Court Fund Plan)
$150.00
Witnesses and Jurors (28 U.S.C. §§ 1821, 1871)
Witness and Juror fee, per day
$40.00
Transcript Fee Rates
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District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule
The fees included in the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1914) are to be charged for services provided by the district courts.
  • The United States should not be charged fees under this schedule, with the exception of those specifically prescribed in Items 2, 4 and 5, when the information requested is available through remote electronic access.
  • Federal agencies or programs that are funded from judiciary appropriations (agencies, organizations, and individuals providing services authorized by the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006 and bankruptcy administrators) should not be charged any fees under this schedule.

Effective December 1, 2016

1. Miscellaneous Case
For filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding.
$47.00
2. Search Fee
For conducting a search of the district court records, per name or item searched. This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the information requested is available through electronic access.
$31.00
3. Certification or Exemplification  
For certification of any document. $11.00
For exemplification of any document. $22.00
4. Copies
For reproducing any record or paper. This fee shall apply to paper copies made from either: (1) original documents; or (2) microfiche or microfilm reproductions of the original records.
This fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record or paper requested is available through electronic access.
$ .50
per page
5. Audio Recordings
For reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding.
This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States, if the recording is available electronically.
$31.00
6. Microfiche sheet or microfilm
For each microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record, where available.
$6.00
7. Records Retrieval  
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. $64.00
For retrievals involving multiple boxes, for each additional box. $39.00
For electronic retrievals, plus any charges assessed by the Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the courts. $10.00
8. Insufficient Funds Check
For any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds.
$53.00
9. Appeal of Magistrate Judge Case
For an appeal to a district judge from a judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case.
$38.00
10. Admission, Duplicate Certificates, & Certificates of Good Standing  
For original admission of attorneys to practice, including a certificate of admission and the $50 fee set by the Non-Appropriated District Court Fund Plan. $231.00
For a duplicate certificate of admission or certificate of good standing. $19.00
11. Local Rules
The court may charge and collect fees commensurate with the cost of providing copies of the local rules of court. The court may also distribute copies of the local rules without charge.
No Fee
12. Registry Funds
See D. N.D. General Local Rule 1.10.
 
13. Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act Fee
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), $6,548. (This fee is in addition to the filing fee prescribed in 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a) for instituting any civil action other than a writ of habeas corpus.)
$6,548.00
14. Administrative Filing Fee
Administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. This 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.
$50.00
15. CVB Processing Fee
Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice.
$30.00