US District Court • Southern District of New York
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District Court Fee Schedule and Related Information

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

Post Judgment
Interest Rates

Local Rules

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.

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 September 1st, 2018
New Action (Complaint, Notice of Removal & Petitions)
Filing Fee of $350.00 + $50.00 Administrative fee *
$400.00
Atty. Admission$206.00
Atty. Admission/Waiver EDNY$206.00
Certificate of Good Standing / Wall Certificate$19.00
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$22.00
Apostile$2.00
Record Search$31.00
Photocopy Fee$0.50/page
Abstract of Judgment$11.00
Registration of Judgment$47.00
Miscellaneous Filing Fees$47.00/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$38.00
Petition of Writ of Habeas$5.00
Tape Duplication$31.00
Cuban Liberation Civil Filing Fee$6548.00
Electronic Copy of any Record Stored Outside of CM/ECF or PACER
(e.g., email or CD)
$31.00per record
* Administrative fee for civil cases does not apply to a Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus or persons granted in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. 1915.