Schedule of Fees

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The Clerk’s Office will accept business or corporate checks, checks drawn on business or client trust accounts, and credit cards (Mastercard/Visa, Discover, and American Express) for filing and miscellaneous fees. Credit card payments may be made at all payment windows where receipts are issued. No personal checks or checks drawn on non-business accounts will be accepted from either attorneys 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.

The exemption for the “United States” contained in the court miscellaneous fee schedules applies exclusively to any department, agency, or instrumentality in the executive or legislative branches of the United States Government (USG), any independent federal agency or wholly-owned USG corporation, and Federal Reserve banks and branches. The exemption is not available for private individuals or entities solely because of contractual relationships with federal government entities. Entities seeking to receive this (or any) fee exemption bear the burden of establishing that they are entitled to the exemption. See Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 4, Ch. 6, § 610.60.10.

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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.) $6,548.00
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 Pro Hac Vice, per case. $325.00
Bankruptcy – Motion to Withdraw the Reference of a Case $181.00
Certification of any document or paper. $11.00
Check paid into the Court returned for lack of funds. $53.00
Certificate of Good Standing (each) or duplicate Certificate of Admission. (Note: a $31.00 search fee will be charged in addition to the $19.00 certificate fee if a search is necessary.) $19.00
Exemplification of any document or paper $22.00
Filing any civil action or proceeding, including Notices of Removal and civil cases filed under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). (Fee listed includes a $350 filing fee and a $50 administrative fee.) $400.00
Letter of Naturalization or copy of Certificate $31.00
Microfiche sheet of film or microfilm jacket copy of any court record. $ 6.00
Notice of Appeal and Cross Appeal $505.00
Notice of Appeal to a district judge from a judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case. $38.00
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Power of Attorney $47.00
Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice. $30.00
Reproducing any record or paper (per page); fee applies to paper copies made from either original documents or microfiche or microfilm reproductions. $0.50
Reproducing recordings of proceedings regardless of the medium. $31.00
Retrieval of a record from a Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court. $64.00
Retrievals involving multiple boxes, each additional box. $39.00
Search of district court records per name or item searched. $31.00