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Civil Filing Fee Increase on May 1, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, the Judicial Conference has established a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a U.S. District Court.  As a result, the fee for filing a new civil case will increase to $400 ($350 filing fee + $50 administrative fee) on May 1, 2013.

The $50 administrative fee does not apply to miscellaneous civil cases; habeas corpus cases; or to cases filed by pro se prisoner plaintiffs who have been provisionally granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis.