Schedule of Fees
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.