NOTICE OF INCREASE IN APPELLATE FILING FEES
On September 23, 2003, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved a change to the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1913 which raises the cost of filing an appeal to a United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
Effective November 1, 2003, the cost for filing a notice of appeal will be a total of $255, instead of the present $105. The costs will be broken down as follows: $250 as specified in the revised Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, and the $5.00 fee required by 28 U.S.C. § 1917. These fees are payable TO THE DISTRICT COURT CLERK when the notice of appeal is filed.
The filing fee for an original proceeding before the Fifth Circuit, i.e., a Petition for Review of an agency decision, or a mandamus, is $250, payable to the FIFTH CIRCUIT CLERK.
The Fifth Circuit has approved a change to 5th Cir. R. 3, effective November 1st, to reflect the change in fees.