Notice of Civil Case Filing Fee Increase
Effective May 1, 2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States authorized a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court.

As a result, the fee for filing a civil case will increase from $350 to $400 effective May 1, 2013.

• The administrative fee does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.

• The fee also does not apply to the filing fee for a writ of habeas corpus, which will remain $5.