US District Court • Southern District of New York
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Due to the weather the Middletown courthouse will close at 1:00 pm today.

District Court Fee Schedule and Related Information

Issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1914 (b)

Post Judgment
Interest Rates

Local Rules

Following are fees to be charged for services to be performed by clerks of the district courts. No fees are to be charged for services rendered on behalf of the United States, with the exception of those specifically prescribed in items 2, 4, and 5. (more full text)

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Fees may be paid in cash, by certified check, money order or credit card. All major credit cards are accepted. Personal checks will be accepted from attorneys admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York. Please make your check or money order payable to the "Clerk of Court-SDNY".

Please Note:

There is an additional administrative fee of $50.00 for all new Civil Actions filed in the Court.
The Clerk in White Plains will not accept cash payments in excess of $100.
Effective December 1, 2013, the fee for filing a Notice of Appeal (Civil and Criminal) will increase to $505. The fee for Record Retrieval will increase to $64 for one box of records; $39 each additional box.

There is an additional administrative fee of $50.00 for all new Civil Actions filed in the Court.

The Clerk in White Plains will not accept cash payments in excess of $100.

Effective December 1st, 2014
New Action (Complaint, Notice of Removal & Petitions)
Filing Fee of $350.00 + $50.00 Administrative fee *
$400.00
Atty. Admission$200.00
Atty. Admission/Waiver EDNY$185.00
Certificate of Good Standing / Wall Certificate$18.00
Pro Hac Vice Motion
(per attorney - due at the time of filing motion)
$200.00/atty
Notice of Appeal$505.00
Certified Copy$11.00
Certificate of Disposition$11.00
Exemplification$21.00
Apostile$2.00
Record Search$30.00
Docket Sheet$0.50/page
Pro Se Manual$15.00
Abstract of Judgment$11.00
Registration of Judgment$46.00
Miscellaneous Filing Fees$46.00/case
Returned Check Fee$53.00
Microfiche of Court Record$6.00
Retrieval of Archived Record from a Federal Records Center
$39.00 for each additional box
$64.00
Appeal to District Judge from a Conviction by a Magistrate Misdemeanor Case$37.00
Tape Duplication$30.00
Petition of Writ of Habeas$5.00
Cuban Liberation Civil Filing Fee$6355.00
* Administrative fee for civil cases does not apply to a Peition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus or persons granted in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. 1915.