Filing Fee Information


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"

Notice of Fee Changes Effective June 1, 2016

Notice of Fee Changes Effective December 1, 2014

Notice of Fee Increase Effective June 1, 2014

Standing Order Relating to Payment of Filing Fees in Installments

Summary of Common Bankruptcy Court Fees

Effective June 1, 2016 (Denotes Change from Prior Fee Schedule)

Fee

Category

$350.00

Adversary Proceeding (Complaint and Notice of Removal) Filing Fee.

$298.00

Appeal Fee (for filing and docketing).

$298.00

Cross-Appeal (for filing and docketing).

$207.00

Authorization for Direct Appeal (in addition to the appeal or cross-appeal fee).

$335.00

Chapter 7 Filing Fee, Administrative Fee and Trustee Surcharge.

$1,717.00

Chapter 9 Filing Fee and Administrative Fee.

$1,717.00

Chapter 11 Filing Fee and Administrative Fee.

$1,550.00

Chapter 11 Railroad Filing Fee and Administrative Fee.

$275.00

Chapter 12 Filing Fee and administrative Fee.

$310.00

Chapter 13 Filing Fee and Administrative Fee.

$1,717.00

Chapter 15 Filing Fee and Administrative Fee.

$176.00

Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property of the Estate.

$176.00

Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens under 11 U.S.C. §363(f).

$176.00

Motion for Relief from Stay.

$176.00

Motion to Withdraw Reference of a Case.

*Fees for a Motion to Reopen a Closed Case

$260.00

Chapter 7.

$1,167.00

Chapter 9.

$1,167.00

Chapter 11.

$200.00

Chapter 12.

$235.00

Chapter 13.

$1,167.00

Chapter 15.

*If the case had previously been dismissed for failure to pay the original filing fee, both the balance of the original filing fee and the reopening fee must be paid. The fee must be collected when the motion is filed to reopen a case in which the court did not enter a discharge.  The fee must not be charged in the following situations: (1) to permit a party to file a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b); (2) when a debtor files a motion to reopen a case based upon an alleged violation of the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. §524; and, (3) when document redaction is the only purpose for reopening the case (although, the $25 redaction fee provided below must still be paid).  The court may waive this fee under appropriate circumstances or may defer payment of the fee from trustees pending discovery of additional assets.

**Fees for Conversion to a Different Chapter

$922.00

Chapter 7 to Chapter 11.

$15.00

Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

$60.00

Chapter 12 to Chapter 7.

$25.00

Chapter 13 to Chapter 7.

$932.00

Chapter 13 to Chapter 11.

**The fee is not due for sua sponte conversions.

Fees for a Motion to Split (Deconsolidate) a Joint Petition

$335.00

Chapter 7 (at request of debtor).

$1,717.00

Chapter 11 (at request of debtor).

$275.00

Chapter 12 (at request of debtor).

$310.00

Chapter 13 (at request of debtor).

Miscellaneous Fees

$.50

$.10

Reproducing any document (per page).

Printing any electronic record from a courthouse public terminal.

$11.00

Certification of any document.

$21.00

Exemplification of any document.

$30.00

Reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding.

$30.00

Amendments to debtor’s schedules of creditors, lists of creditors, or mailing list (except for creditor address changes when the creditor was previously listed).

$25.00

Transfer of Claim.

$25.00

Request to Redact/Restrict Document.

$30.00

For conducting a search of the bankruptcy court records (per name or item searched).

$46.00

For filing a Miscellaneous Proceeding (i.e., filing of any document not related to a pending case or proceeding).

$46.00

Registration of a judgment from another district.

$64.00

 

 

 

$39.00

Retrieval of one box of records from the Federal Records Center, National Archives or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court.

For each additional box after the first.

$19.90

$  0.65
Electronic retrieval of records from the Federal Records Center; and,
Per page fee collected

$53.00

For any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds.

$40.00

Witness fees per day, plus mileage rate (check with clerk for current mileage rate).

 

FILING FEES

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 103A - Application for Individuals 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. To request a waiver complete and submit Form 103B - 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 103A - Application for Individuals 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 103A - Application for Individuals 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 103A - Application for Individuals 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 Fee Schedule


United States Courts Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (Bankruptcy).