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Fees & Fee Schedules

NOTICE: Notice regarding Administrative Fee (to accompany Civil Filing Fee) [Effective May 1st, 2013]

    Transcript Fees are set in General Order 3 of the Northern District of New York.

    To view a printable version of the Northern District of New York Fee Schedule click HERE.

    * Checks / Money Orders are to be made payable to:  'Clerk, U.S. District Court.'

    Financial

    Refund of Fee

    If you inadvertently paid a Fee electronically, follow the instructions for Refund of Fees Paid Electronically.

     

    Filing Fees

    Civil Complaint (and Pet. for Removal)

    + Administrative Fee

    Total Due.........................................................................................................

    $350.00

    +$50.00

    $400.00

    Miscellaneous Filing Fee1 $47.00

    Appeal from Dist Court Judgment to CCA

    + Administrative Fee

    Total Due..........................................................................................................

    $455.00

    +$50.00

    $505.00

    Appeal from Magistrate's Judgment of Conviction to District Court (Misd Case) $38.00
    Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
    Filing an action brought under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 19962 $6,548.00
    Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice
    (CVB Processing Fee)
    $30.00
     

    Copies/Printing

    Photocopies (per page court fee) $0.50
    Printing copies of any record or document accessed electronically at a public terminal (per page) $0.10
    Printing/Postage of NDNY Local Rules No Charge
    Reproduction of Tape, DVD, or Digitally Recorded Court Proceeding $30.00
    Each Microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record, where available $6.00
     

    Miscellaneous Fees

    Certificate of Conviction $11.00
    Certifying a document $11.00
    Transcript of Judgment $11.00
    Exemplification of Document $22.00
    Search Fee (per name or item searched) $31.00
    Returned Check Fee $53.00
     

    Records Retrieval (from District Court)

    Retrieval of ONE box (Federal Records Center)
    For each additional box retrieved, per box

    $64.00

    $39.00

    Electronic Record Retrieval from FRC
    PLUS
    FRC - PER PAGE FEE
    $19.90
    +
    $0.65/pp

    Records Retrieval (from NARA)

    National Archives Reproduction Fee Schedule

    Admission Related

    Admission Fee (Permanent) $231.00
    Admission Fee (pro hac vice - per case) $100.00
    Transcript of Judgment $11.00
    Biennial Attorney Admission Registration Fee3 $50.00
    Certificate of Good Standing $19.00
    Duplicate Certificate of Admission $19.00
     

    PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

    As of 4/1/2012, the Electronic Pacer Access fee is increased from $.08 to $.10 per page. Access to court documents costs $0.10 per page as well. The cost to access a single document is capped at $3.00 (the equivalent of 30 pages.) The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific, and transcripts of federal court proceedings.

    By Judicial Conference Policy, if usage does not exceed $15 ($10 for usage prior to 4/1/2012) in a quarter, fees for that quarter are waived, effectively making the service free for most users.

    PACER/Electronic Access to Court Data through Internet
    (not to exceed $3.00 for a single document; Attachments are considered separate documents)(per page)

    $0.10
    PACER - Search of court records by PACER Service center (per name or item searched) $30.00
    PACER - Electronic access to digital audio file of a district court hearing (per audio file) (when available) $2.40
    PACER - fee for check paid to PACER Service Center which is returned for lack of funds $53.00

    1  Miscellaneous filing fees are charged for filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding.  This fee is applicable to the filing of a petition to perpetuate testimony, Rule 27(a), FRCP, the filing of papers by trustees under 28 U.S.C. Section 754, the filing of letters rogatory or letters of request, and registering a judgment from another district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1963 (Registration of Foreign Judgment), and Power of Attorney.

    2  This fee is in addition to the filing fee prescribed in 28 U.S.C. 1914(a) for instituting a civil action other than a writ of habeas corpus.

    3 Collected every two years in accordance with Local Rule 83.1(a)(5).