District Court – Increased Fees for Filing New Civil Cases – Effective May 1, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, there is a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. This fee is in addition to the existing civil filing fee of $350. Therefore, effective May 1st the total fee for filing a new civil case will be $400.

This new fee is part of the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, established by the Judicial Conference of the United States, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1914. This fee does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. 1915.


  • Jasmin

    Good Morning,

    Before I sent this to the finance department of the firm, just wanted to confirm that this is for Miami-Dade correct? Also, was the source for information. I went to the Clerk’s office and didn’t see anything.

    Many thanks in advance for your response. Your guidance is much appreciated.

  • lmcfrp

    Hi Jasmin, this is for district court not circuit, you can learn more here: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/?p=8223

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