Court Fees & Rates

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

     

    Filing Fees

    Civil Complaint (and Pet. for Removal)

    + Administrative Fee

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

    $350.00

    + $50.00

    $400.00

    Miscellaneous Filing Fee1

    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.

    $46.00

    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) $37.00
    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

    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.

    $6,355.00
     

    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
    Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
    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 $21.00
    Search Fee (per name or item searched) $30.00

    Retrieval of ONE box (Federal Records Center)

    For each additional box retrieved, per box

    $64.00

    $39.00

    Returned Check Fee $53.00

    Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice (CVB Processing Fee)

    $25.00
     

    Admission Related

    Admission Fee (Permanent) $226.00
    Admission Fee (pro hac vice - per case) $100.00
    Transcript of Judgment $11.00
    Biennial Attorney Admission Registration Fee3

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

    $50.00
    Certificate of Good Standing $18.00
    Duplicate Certificate of Admission $18.00
     

    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