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.