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.