United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Court Fee Schedule Summary (Effective 12/1/13)

Fees may be paid in cash (exact change required), by check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders must be made out to: CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT.

Filing Fees
Civil case $400.00 ($350.00 plus $50.00 Administrative Fee)
Notice of appeal $505.00
Habeas corpus petition $5.00
Miscellaneous action (any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding) $46.00
*If you are unable to afford the filing fee, you may apply for a fee waiver by submitting a completed original and two copies of the in forma pauperis affidavit when you present your complaint to the Clerk’s Office for filing.
Attorney Admission Fees
Attorney Admission $305.00
Attorney Admission Pro Hac Vice $305.00
Certificate of Good Standing $18.00
Power of Attorney (per attorney, per company) $46.00
Document and Copy Fees
Certification fee (per document) $11.00
Exemplification fee (per document) $21.00
Records search (per name or item)* $30.00
Records search conducted by the PACER service center $30.00
Reproducing fee* (for any record or paper document whether from original documents or from microfiche or microfilm reproductions of original records.) $0.50/page
Printing fee* (for copies of any record or document accessed electronically at a public terminal in the courthouse.) $0.10/page
Reproduction fee for an audio recording of a court proceeding* $30.00
Record Retrieval (FRC or National Archives)  - First Box
(Each additional box = $39.00)
$64.00
*The United States is required to pay these fees only if the record at issue is also available electronically.
Miscellaneous Fees
Returned check or other payment instrument (insufficient funds) $53.00
Appeal to a district judge from a misdemeanor judgment by a magistrate judge $37.00
Remote electronic access to court records (per page)via PACER or any federal court website. (Total fee per document will not exceed the fee for 30 pages except for transcripts of federal court proceedings and charges less than $10 per quarter are waived.) Complete PACER billing information is available on the PACER website (www.PACER.gov/billing). $0.10

Note: Fees are authorized by Title 28, USC, Sec. 1914 and Civil L.R. 11-1(d) and 11-3(c). Complete texts of federal court fee schedules are available at: http://www.uscourts.gov/FormsAndFees/Fees.aspx