Schedule of Fees

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The Clerk’s Office will accept business or corporate checks, checks drawn on business or clients trust accounts, and credit cards (Mastercard/Visa, Discover, and American Express) for filing fees and miscellaneous fees. No personal checks or checks drawn on non-business accounts will be accepted from either attorney or the public. The Clerk’s Office will also accept all federal, state, and local government issued checks, bank certified checks, and U.S. Postal Service money orders. Make checks payable to: Clerk, U.S. District Court.

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Services Fee
Action brought under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996.  (This fee is in addition to the filing fee prescribed in 28 U.S.C. 1914(a) for instituting any civil action other than a writ of habeas corpus.) $6,355.00
Any civil action or proceeding including Notice of Removal and civil case filed under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). $350.00
Admission of Attorney to Practice – Lawyer admitted to the California Bar less than 3 years. $226.00
Admission of Attorney to Practice – Lawyer admitted to the California Bar 3 years or more. $276.00
Admission of Attorney to Practice, non-resident (pro hac vice), per case. $325.00
Bankruptcy – Motion to Withdraw the Reference of a Case $150.00
Certification of any document or paper. $11.00
Check paid into the Court returned for lack of funds. $53.00
Duplicate Certificate of Admission or Certificate of Good Standing. (Note: A $30.00 search fee will be charged if search is necessary.) $18.00
Exemplification of any document or paper $21.00
Filing a requisition for and certifying the result of a search of record of the court for judgments, decrees, other instruments, suits pending and bankruptcy proceedings, per name search. $35.00
Filing or indexing any document that is not in a case or proceeding for which a filing fee has been paid, e.g., registration of judgment from another district; application to perpetuate testimony, F.R.Cv.P. 27; foreign subpoenas; motion to quash deposition subpoena. $46.00
Letter of Naturalization or copy of Certificate $30.00
Microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record. $ 6.00
Notice of Appeal and Cross Appeal $455.00
Notice of Appeal to a district judge from a judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case. $37.00
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Power of Attorney $46.00
Reproducing any record or paper (per page); fee applies to paper copies made from either original documents or microfiche or microfilm reproductions. $.50
Retrieval of a record from a Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court. $53.00
Search of district court records per name or item searched. $30.00