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Court Fees & Rates

Most Court Fees may be paid electronically. Please contact the Clerk’s Office to request a link for payment via or call one of the offices. Please note the following fees are required to be paid in the filing event in CM/ECF using

  • New case filing fee
  • Miscellaneous file fee
  • Appeal fees
  • Request for Certificate of Good Standing
  • Biennial registration fee

*Pro se litigants are not required to pay via CM/ECF, but they can request a link from the Clerk’s office to pay electronically

Fees & Fee Schedules

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.'

Refund of Fees Paid

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


Filing Fees

Civil Complaint (and Pet. for Removal)

+ Administrative Fee

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




Miscellaneous Filing Fee1 $51.00

Appeal from Dist Court Judgment to CCA

+ Administrative Fee

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




Appeal from Magistrate's Judgment of Conviction to District Court (Misd Case) $41.00
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 $7,202.00
Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice
(CVB Processing Fee)


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, Digitally Recorded Court Proceeding, Audio recording of court proceeding, an electronic record stored outside of the courts electronic case management system, including but not limited to document files, audio recordings, and video recordings (per record provided)

Each Microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record, where available $7.00

Mileage Rates

The current mileage rate is 67 cents per mile ($0.67/mile) (as of 1/1/2024)

Date Range Mileage Rate
Effective 1/1/2014 $0.56
Effective 1/1/2015 $0.575
Effective 1/1/2016 $0.54
Effective 1/1/2017 $0.535
Effective 1/1/2018 $0.545
Effective 1/1/2019 $0.58
Effective 1/1/2020 $0.575
Effective 1/1/2021 $0.56
Effective 1/1/2022 $0.585
Effective 7/1/2022 $0.625
Effective 1/1/2023 $0.655
Effective 1/1/2024 $0.67

Miscellaneous Fees

Certificate of Conviction $12.00
Certifying a document $12.00
Transcript of Judgment $12.00
Exemplification of Document $24.00
Apostille Fee $50.00
Search Fee (per name or item searched) $34.00
Returned Check Fee $53.00

Records Retrieval (from District Court)

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



Electronic Record Retrieval from FRC

Records Retrieval (from NARA)

National Archives Reproduction Fee Schedule

Admission Related

Admission Fee (Permanent) $249.00
Admission Fee (pro hac vice - per case) $100.00
Transcript of Judgment $12.00
Biennial Attorney Admission Registration Fee3 $50.00
Certificate of Good Standing $21.00
Duplicate Certificate of Admission $21.00

PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

The Electronic Pacer Access fee is $.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 $30 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)

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), Power of Attorney, and Apostilles. A miscellaneous filing fee is required, in addition to the apostille fee, if there is no open civil, criminal or miscellaneous case for the document generated by this Court to which an apostille has been requested. (i.e. INS name change petitions, attorney admission certificates, etc.) All Miscellaneous Case opening documents must be filed electronically in CM/ECF unless there is an exception not requiring the attorney to be admitted to NDNY or the case opening documents are filed under seal. (See CM/ECF Miscellaneous Case Opening Guide)

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).