Filing Fee Information


Notice of Fee Increase effective June 1, 2014

All fees are payable in CASH, MONEY ORDER or CASHIER CHECK. When paying with cash please have exact change. No personal checks or credit cards will be accepted from debtors. Checks/money orders are to be made payable to:
"Clerk, US Bankruptcy Court"

FILING FEES

Standing Order Relating to Payment of Filing Fees in Installments

Chapter 7 Voluntary Petition
Petitions will not be accepted without one of the following:

$335 Filing Fee due at time of filing (includes $46.00 administrative fee and $15.00 surcharge)

or

If you cannot afford to pay the full fee at the time of filing, you may apply to pay the fee in installments by submitting Form 3A - Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments. If the fee is to be paid in installments, the debtor must be an
individual and must file a signed application for court approval.  Fifty percent of the filing fee shall be due at the time the petition is filed.
Fee payable in cash (exact change), money order or cashier check only. The number of installments cannot exceed 4 and the final installment must be paid no later 120 days after the filing of the petition.

or

If you cannot afford to pay either the fee in full at the time of filing or in installments, then you may request a waiver of the filing fee if your income is less than 150 percent of the official poverty line applicable to your family size. You may obtain information about the poverty guidelines at www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/resources.html. To request a waiver complete and submit Form 3B - Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee along with an Order Granting Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee.

Chapter 9
Total Filing Fee: $ 1717.00

Chapter 11
Non-railroad: $ 1717.00
Railroad: $ 1550.00

or

If you cannot afford to pay the full fee at the time of filing, you may apply to pay the fee in installments by submitting Form 3A - Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments. If the fee is to be paid in installments, the debtor must be an
individual and must file a signed application for court approval.  Fifty percent of the filing fee shall be due at the time the petition is filed.
Fee payable in cash (exact change), money order or cashier check only. The number of installments cannot exceed 4 and the final installment must be paid no later 120 days after the filing of the petition.

Chapter 12
Total Filing Fee: $ 275.00

or

If you cannot afford to pay the full fee at the time of filing, you may apply to pay the fee in installments by submitting Form 3A - Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments. If the fee is to be paid in installments, the debtor must be an
individual and must file a signed application for court approval.  Fifty percent of the filing fee shall be due at the time the petition is filed.
Fee payable in cash (exact change), money order or cashier check only. The number of installments cannot exceed 4 and the final installment must be paid no later 120 days after the filing of the petition.

Chapter 13 Voluntary Petition
Petitions will not be accepted without one of the following:

$310 Filing Fee due at time of filing

or

If you cannot afford to pay the full fee at the time of filing, you may apply to pay the fee in installments by submitting Form 3A - Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments. If the fee is to be paid in installments, the debtor must be an
individual and must file a signed application for court approval.  Fifty percent of the filing fee shall be due at the time the petition is filed.
Fee payable in cash (exact change), money order or cashier check only. The number of installments cannot exceed 4 and the final installment must be paid no later 120 days after the filing of the petition.

Chapter 15
Total Filing Fee: $ 1717.00

Adversary Proceeding
Total Filing Fee: $ 350.00
U.S. Agencies and Chapter 7 or 13 Debtor(s): $ 0
Child Support Creditor, when filed with "Notice of Appearance of Child Support Creditor or Representative": $ 0
Panel Trustee Plaintiff, when filing motion to defer: fee deferred

Miscellaneous Proceedings
Total Filing Fee: $ 46.00

MOTIONS

Motion to Abandon: $ 176.00
Motion/Notice to Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 7: $ 25.00
Motion/Notice to Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 7: $ 60.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: $ 15.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 11: $ 932.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 7 to Chapter 11: $ 922.00
Motion to Lift Stay: $ 176.00
Motion to Reopen Chapter 7: $ 260.00*
Motion to Reopen Chapter 9: $ 1167.00*
Motion to Reopen Chapter 11: $ 1167.00*
Motion to Reopen Railroad Chapter 11: $ 1000.00*
Motion to Reopen Chapter 12: $ 200.00*
Motion to Reopen Chapter 13: $ 235.00*
Motion to Reopen Chapter 15: $ 1167.00*
*Please note: No fee if the purpose of the reopening is for the of filing a complaint to obtain a determination of dischargeability of a debt other than a 523(c).

Motion to Sell Property Free and Clear of Liens Under 11 U.S.C. §363(f) : $176.00
Motion to Split/Sever Chapter 7: $ 335.00
Motion to Split/Sever Chapter 11 (non-railroad): $ 1717.00
Motion to Split/Sever Chapter 11 (railroad): $ 1550.00
Motion to Split/Sever Chapter 12: $ 275.00
Motion to Split/Sever Chapter 13: $ 310.00
Motion to Withdraw Reference: $ 176.00

 

APPEALS

Notice of Appeal: $ 298.00
Cross Appeal: $ 298.00

Notice of Appeal Filing Fee when accompanied by a Motion for Leave to
Appeal: $ 5.00

Direct Appeal to Court of Appeals: $ 157.00*
Direct Cross Appeal to Court of Appeals: $ 157.00*
Please note: This fee is in addition to the $298.00 fee to file a notice of appeal or cross appeal.

Amendments

Creditor Listing: $ 30.00
(adding or deleting creditors)

Schedules D, E, F: $ 30.00

Miscellaneous Fee Schedule