The Clerk’s Office will accept payment of fees by cash, certified check, money order, or credit card presented in person at one of the courthouses (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express). Credit card payments will be accepted in person only. No payments will be accepted by telephone. No personal or business checks will be accepted unless the payor is an attorney admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: Clerk of Court-SDNY.

     **  IMPORTANT:  New Fee changes in effect as of December 1, 2023  **

Effective December 1st, 2023

  As of 12/1/23
New Action - Complaint, Notice of Removal & Petitions
    (Filing Fee of $350.00 + $55.00 Administrative Fee*)
Atty. Admission $226.00
Atty. Admission/Waiver EDNY $226.00
Certificate of Good Standing / Wall Certificate $21.00
Pro Hac Vice Motion
   (per attorney - due at the time of filing motion)
Notice of Appeal $605.00
Certified Copy $12.00
Certificate of Disposition $12.00
Exemplification $24.00
Apostille $50.00
Record Search $34.00
Photocopy Fee (per page) $0.50
Abstract of Judgment $12.00
Registration of Judgment $52.00
Miscellaneous Filing Fees (per case) $52.00
Returned Check Fee $53.00
Microfiche of Court Record $7.00
Retrieval of Archived Record from a Federal Records Center $70.00
    (each additional box) $43.00
Appeal to District Judge from a Conviction by a Magistrate
   Misdemeanor Case
Tape Duplication $34.00
Petition of Writ of Habeas $5.00
Cuban Liberation Civil Filing Fee (in addition to New Action fee) $7,202.00
Electronic Copy of any Record Stored Outside of CM/ECF or PACER
   (e.g., email or CD) (per 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.

Contact Us

Finance Department

Clerk's Office Finance Department

(212) 805-0600

8:30a-5:00p (by phone)

9:30a-3:30p (in person) (As of 2/28/2022)


*There is an additional administrative fee for all new Civil Actions filed in the Court. The Clerk in White Plains will not accept cash payments in excess of $100.