**Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case**
At its September 2012 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved a $50
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.
Amendments to Local Criminal Rules 49.10(c) and 56.5 concerning the implementation of electronic filing of indictments and the simplification of language regarding the assignment of judges and case numbers to newly filed criminal cases, respectively.
PACER Fee Increase took effect April 1, 2012
An increase in the electronic public access (EPA) fee, from eight cents to 10 cents
per page, took effect on April 1, 2012.
In September 2011 the Judicial Conference of the United States authorized an increase
in the federal judiciary's electronic public access fee in response to increasing
costs for maintaining and enhancing the electronic public access system.
The change was needed to support and improve the Public Access to Court Electronic
Records (PACER) system, and to develop and implement the next generation of the
judiciary's Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system.
The EPA fee has not been increased since 2005. As mandated by Congress,
the EPA program is funded entirely through user fees set by the Conference.
The Conference was mindful of the impact such an increase could have on other
public entities and on public users accessing the system to obtain information
on a particular case. For this reason, local, state and federal government
agencies will be exempted from the increase for three years. Moreover, PACER
users who do not accrue charges of more than $15 in a quarterly billing cycle
would not be charged a fee. (The current exemption is $10 per quarter.)
The expanded exemption means that 75 to 80 percent of all users will still pay no fee.
Procedures for Handling Motions for Sentencing Modifications Under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) (Amendment 750)
Administrative Order No.
11-001 Regarding the revised Policy and Procedure re: Electronic Availability
of Transcripts, effective January 3, 2011.