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United States Court of Appeals Fee Chart
Receipt Account Classification Effective 12/1/2013

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), checks1, travelers checks, or money orders made payable to Clerk, U.S. Courts.

Fee Item Amount Fee Setting and Disposition Fund Symbol
Case Docketing Fee2,3 $500.00 Item 1 CAMFS*
(see notes below) $200.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$100.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 086900
 (This is the new "special fund") $200.00 PL 109-171 086400
Record Search $30.00 Item 2 CAMFS*
$15.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$15.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 322360
Certification $11.00 Item 3 CAMFS*
$6.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$5.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 322360
Photocopies & Reproductions $0.50 Item 4 CAMFS*
$0.50 31 USC 3302 (b) 322350
Audio Recording $30.00 Item 5 CAMFS*
$15.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$15.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 322350
Appeal Record Reproduction $83.00 Item 6 CAMFS*
$58.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$25.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 322350
Record Retrieval (One Box) $64.00 Item 7 CAMFS*
$39.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$25.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 322360
Record Retrieval (Multiple Boxes) $39.00     Item 7 CAMFS*    
per each additional box   $39.00   PL 106-518**   510000
             
Any payment returned/denied for insufficient funds $53.00 Item 8 CAMFS*
$28.00 PL 106-518** 510000
$25.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 322360
Sale of Opinions $- Item 9 CAMFS*
31 USC 3302 (b) 322340
Sale of Local Rules $- Item 10 CAMFS*
31 USC 3302 (b) 322340
Notice of Appeal from BAP $5.00 Item 11 CAMFS*
$5.00 31 USC 3302 (b) 086900
Video Conferencing of Oral Arguments $200.00 Item 12 CAMFS*
$200.00 PL 106-518** 510000
Original admission of attorney $226.00
$176.00 Item 13 CAMFS* 510000
 (Circuit Fee) $50.00 Local Rule 6855AP
Duplicate cert. and Cert. of Good Standing $18.00 Item 13 CAMFS* 510000

Photocopy Requests

Remotely
The public can remotely access any case document, docket sheet, or case-specific report via PACER for $0.10 per page, not to exceed the fee for 30 pages. The 30 page limit does not apply to electronic access to transcripts and non-case specific reports via PACER (such as reports obtained from the PACER Case Locator or docket activity reports). Electronic access to an audio file of a court hearing is also available via PACER for $2.40 per audio file. By Judicial Conference policy, no fee is owed for electronic access to court data or audio files via PACER until an account holder accrues charges of more than $15.00 in a quarterly billing cycle, effectively making the service free for most users. PACER is available to anyone who registers for an account. Please go to http://www.pacer.gov to register.

In Person
You may come to the court and request copies of electronic documents at a cost of $0.50 per page. We accept cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), checks, travelers checks, or money orders made payable to Clerk, U.S. Courts.

Written Request
You may mail a written request and a photocopy fee of $0.50 per page in the form of a check, travelers check, or money order made payable to Clerk, U.S. Courts. Please include the case name, case number, and the title of the documents which you wish to have photocopied. In addition, please include your name, address, and telephone number. Mail your request to Clerk's Office USCA, Mail Remittance, 600 S. Maestri Pl., New Orleans, LA 70130 with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Obtaining Page Counts
If you wish to obtain photocopies of court documents, but do not know the number of pages, call (504)310-7700. Please have the case number, case title, and description of document ready when you call. A member of the Clerk's office will give you a page count and postage estimate for your self-addressed stamped envelope. The Clerk's office will not fax or e-mail copies to requesting parties.

Pages Ounces Estmated Postage Envelope Size
1 - 5 1 $.49 Letter
6-10 1.2 - 1.8 $.70 Letter
12 - 15 2.0 - 2.6 $.91 Letter
16 - 18 3.0 - 3.3 $1.12 9.5" x 12"
19 - 21 3.6 - 4.0 $1.61 9.5" x 12"
22 - 27 4.2 - 5.0 $1.82 9.5" x 12"
28 - 33 5.1 - 5.9 $2.03 9.5" x 12"
34 - 39 6.1 - 6.9 $2.24 9.5" x 12"
40 - 45 7.1 - 7.9 $2.45 9.5" x 12"
46 - 51 8.0 - 8.9 $2.66 9.5" x 12"
52 - 57 9.0 - 9.9 $2.87 9.5" x 12"
58 - 60 10 - 10.3 $3.08 9.5" x 12"

These USPS rates are subject to change based on weight and size of envelope.  For the most current rates, please go to http://www.usps.com.

1 Notice to Customers Presenting Checks

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account, or to process the payment as a check transaction. For inquiries, please call (504)310-7805. 

Privacy Act – A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/index.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.

2 Fee normally collected by district court together with the notice to appeal fee prescribed under FRAP Rule 3(e) and 28 U.S.C. 1917.

3 A docketing fee shall not be charged for the docketing of a direct bankruptcy appeal or a direct bankruptcy cross appeal,when the fee has been collected by the bankruptcy court in accordance with Item 14 of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.

 

*Court of Appeals Miscellaneous Fee Schedule promulgated by the Judicial Conference and authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1913.

**Pub. L. 106-518, title I, § 102, Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat.2411, provided that: “For fiscal year 2001 and each fiscal year thereafter, any portion of miscellaneous fees collected as prescribed by the Judicial Conference of the Unites States under sections 1913, 1914(b), 1926(a), 1930(b), and 1932 of title 28, United States Code, exceeding the amount of such fees in effect on September 30, 2000, shall be deposited into the special fund of the Treasury established under section 1931 of title 28.