Filing Fees

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Bankruptcy Court Filing Fees Effective Dec 1, 2016
For a full explanation of fees, please review the
Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule1

 

The Bankruptcy Court will accept cash, and U. S. Postal Service money orders, cashier’s checks, travelers checks (payable to U.S. Bankruptcy Court), attorney or law firm checks (payable to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court) and American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA for payment of fees.

Effective 7/1/2014, for those who file petitions under chapter 7 or 13 seeking authority to pay the filing fee in installments, an initial minimum installment payment of $100 of the total filing fee shall be made with the installment application, or within 14 days thereafter. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court and as a general policy, the second installment payment shall be scheduled for payment within 28 days of the date of the petition. In chapter 7 cases, the final installment shall be due and payable no later than 120 days after the date of the petition.  In chapter 13 cases, the final installment shall be due and payable before the first scheduled confirmation hearing.

The Court does not accept personal checks (other than attorney checks), checks drawn on a debtor's account while the case is open prior to discharge, second or third party checks, and checks or money orders for more than the amount due. Please do not send cash through the mail. The current fees for filing documents with the Bankruptcy Court are as follows:

New Petitions
Chapter 7 Voluntary (or Involuntary) Petition $335.00
Chapter 11 Voluntary (or Involuntary) Petition $1,717.00
Chapter 11 Railroad $1,550.00
Chapter 12 Voluntary Petition $275.00
Chapter 13 Voluntary Petition $310.00

 

Motions to Reopen 2
Chapter 7 $260.00
Chapter 11 $1,167.00
Chapter 11 (Railroad) $1,000.00
Chapter 12 $200.00
Chapter 13 $235.00

 

Case Conversions
Motion to Convert Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 $15.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 $25.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 $60.00
Notice of Conversion from Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 $60.00
Notice of Conversion from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 $25.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 $922.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 (Railroad) $755.00
Motion to Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 $932.00
Any Chapter to Chapter 12 NA

 

Splitting Joint Cases (at Debtor's Request)
Chapter 7 $335.00
Chapter 11 $1,717.00
Chapter 12 $275.00
Chapter 13 $310.00

 

Motions
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property $181.00
Motion to Redact / Restrict Public Access and Declaration $25.00
Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens $181.00
Motion to Terminate, Annul, Modify, or Condition the Automatic Stay $181.00
Motion to Withdraw Reference $181.00

 

Appeal
Appeal $298.00
Cross-Appeal $298.00
Interlocutory Appeal (Motion for Leave to Appeal) $5.00
Upon Granting a Motion for Leave to Appeal $293.00
Upon Granting Authority for Direct Appeal $207.00

 

Amendments
Adding/Removing a Creditor/Scheduled Debt or Changing the Classification or Amount of a Previously Scheduled Debt on Schedules D or E/F $31.00
Adding/Removing Creditors to the List of Creditors $31.00

 

Adversary
Complaint (Adversary) $350.00
Removal of An Action Pending in Another Court to Bankruptcy Court $350.00

 

Other Documents and Services
Certification of Document $11.00
Exemplification of Document $22.00
Registration of Judgment from Another District $47.00
Filing of Miscellaneous Paper $47.00
Audio CD of Proceedings $31.00
Photocopies Made by Court Personnel (per page) $0.50
Printing of Documents from Public Terminal in Courthouse (per page) $0.10
Retrieval of Record from Federal Records Center for One Box $64.00
Retrieval of Record from Federal Records Center for each Addtional Box $39.00
Returned Payment or Insufficient Funds Charge $53.00
Search of Court Records by Court Personnel (per name or item) $31.00
Transfer of Claim $25.00

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1 Issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1930(b) and FRBP 1006.

2 The Court collects this fee unless the reopening is to correct an administrative error or for actions related to the debtor’s discharge.