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Court Fees

Frequently Asked Questions About New Bankruptcy Fees  (Effective 12-01-16)

  • 28 U.S.C. § 1914, 28 U.S.C. § 1930 and any other related statutes prescribe the filing fees for petitions under all chapters, and any additional fees. Accepted forms of payment are:
    • cash, cashier's check, certified check, or money order;
    • Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or Diner's Club (Attorney filers - Online only).
  • The Clerk's Office does not accept personal checks.
  • It is the policy of the Judicial Conference that filing fees may not be refunded if it appears that the filing was in error or if the case or proceeding subsequently is dismissed.
  • Payment of the filing fee in installments is permitted only for a voluntary petition filed by an individual or individual and spouse (28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)).
  • Please See Local Rule 1006-1
  • All Funds Made Payable To: Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Bankruptcy Case/Adversary Proceeding Fees Current Fee

Chapter 7
Fee Includes $245.00 filing fee, $75.00 administrative fee, $15.00 trustee fee
11 U.S.C. § 1930 allows waiver of a filing fee in a Chapter 7 Individual Case under certain circumstances.

$335

Chapter 9
Fee includes $1,000.00 filing fee, $550.00 administrative Fee
$1,717
Chapter 11 (Including Railroad)
Fee includes $1,000.00 filing fee, $550.00 administrative fee
$1,717
Chapter 12
Fee includes $200.00 filing fee, $75.00 administrative fee
$275
Chapter 13
Fee Includes $235.00 filing fee, $75.00 administrative fee

$310

Chapter 15
Fee includes $1,000.00 filing fee, $550.00 administrative Fee
$1,717
Conversion of Case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7
Fee includes $10.00 filing fee, $15.00 trustee fee
$25
Conversion of Case from Chapter 12 to Chapter 7
Fee includes $45.00 filing fee, $15.00 trustee fee
$60
Conversion of Case from Chapter 12 to Chapter 13 $35
Conversion of Case from Chapter 11 or 15 to Chapter 7 $15
Conversion of Chapter 7 Case to Chapter 11 $922
Conversion of Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 11 $932

Motion to Reopen a Case
(1) To permit a party to file a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b)
(2) When a creditor is violating the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 524

$0

Motion to Reopen Chapter 7
Fee includes $245.00 filing fee, $15.00 trustee fee

$260

Motion to Reopen Chapter 9 $1,167
Motion to Reopen Chapter 11 $1,167
Motion to Reopen Chapter 12 $200
Motion to Reopen Chapter 13 $235
Motion to Reopen Chapter 15 $1,167
Motion to Sever a Joint Chapter 7 Case
Fee includes $245.00 filing fee; $15.00 trustee fee; $75.00 administrative fee

$335

Motion to Sever a Joint Chapter 11 Case $1,717
Motion to Sever a Joint Chapter 12 Case $275
Motion to Sever a Joint Chapter 13 Case $310
Adversary Proceeding $350

 

Appeal Fees Current Fee

Notice of Appeal
Fee includes $5.00 statutory fee and $293.00 filing fee

$298

Notice of Direct Appeal to the Court of Appeals
Fee includes $5.00 statutory fee and $293.00 filing fee. Upon notice from the court of appeals that a direct appeal from the bankruptcy court has been authorized, the appellant shall pay an additional $207.00.

$505

Notice of Direct Cross Appeal to the Court of Appeals
Fee includes $5.00 filing fee and $293 fee for docketing the appeal. Upon notice from the court of appeals that a direct appeal from the bankruptcy court has been authorized, the appeallant shall pay an additional $207.00.

$505

 

Motions/Amendments Fees Current Fee
Amendment to debtor's schedules, lists of creditors, or mailing lists $31
Change the address of a creditor or an attorney for a creditor listed on the schedules or to add the name and address of an attorney for a listed creditor $0
Motions to Terminate, Annul, Modify, or Condition the Automatic Stay $181
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property $181
Motion for Relief from the Co-Debtor Stay $0
Stipulation for Court approval of an agreement for relief from a stay $0
Motion for relief from stay filed by a child support creditor if accompanied by the form required by 11 U.S.C § 304(g) $0
Motion to Withdraw Reference $181
Motion to Sell Free and Clear of Liens $181
Motion to Redact $25

 

Miscellaneous Fees Current Fee
For Filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding $47
Certification of any Document $11
Filing a transfer of claim (per claim transferred) $25
Exemplification of any Document or Paper $22
Retrieval of a Record from Federal Records Center $64
Search of the Records by Court Staff (per name/item searched) $31
Search of Records through the court's Internet Site (per page) with a maximum cost of $3.00 per document $0.10
Access to audio files though the court's Internet Site  (per audio) $2.40
Copies accessed electronically at public terminal in the Courthouse (per page) This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States only if the record or paper requested is available through electronic access $0.10
Copies prepared by Court Staff (per page) This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States only if the record or paper requested is available through electronic access. $0.50
Reproduction of recordings of Court Proceeding (per CD). This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the recording is available electronically. $31
Checks Returned Non Sufficient Funds $53
Registry Funds Handling Charge 10% of Interest Earned
Witness Fee (per day) $40.00
Mileage (per mile) $0.575

 

Chapter 11 Quarterly Fees
$ 325 if disbursements total less than $15,000

$ 650 if disbursements total between $15,000 and $75,000

$ 975 if disbursements total between $75,000 and $150,000

$1625 if disbursements total between $150,000 and $225,000

$1950 if disbursements total between $225,000 and $300,000
$4875 if disbursements total between $300,000 and $1,000,000
$6500 if disbursements total between $1,000,000 and $1,999,999
$9750 if disbursements total between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000
$10,400 if disbursements total between $3,000,000 and $5,000,000
$13,000 if disbursements total between $5,000,000 and $15,000,000
$20,000 if disbursements total between $15,000,000 and $30,000,000
$30,000 if disbursements total more than $30,000,000

 

Original:
Transcript of Court Proceeding(Contact Courtroom Deputy or Proper Payee)

$3.65/page (ordinary - 30 days)
$4.25/page (expedited - 14 days)
$4.85/page(expedited- 7 days)
$6.05/page(daily - 24 hours)

First copy to each party : $.90/page (ordinary & expedited), $1.20 (daily)

Each additional copy to the same party $.60/page (ordinary & expedited), $.90 (daily