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Fee Increases Effective December 1, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

At its March 2020 session, on the recommendation of the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, and on the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation miscellaneous fee schedules. These changes are scheduled to become effective December 1, 2020.  

The following bankruptcy filing and miscellaneous fees are increasing:

Chapter 7 filing fee - $338.00

Chapter 13 filing fee - $313.00

Chapter 12 filing fee - $278.00

Chapter 11 (non-railroad) filing fee - $1,738.00

Chapter 11 railroad fee - $1,571.00

Chapter 9 filing fee - $1,738.00

Chapter 15 filing fee - $1,738.00


Motion to terminate, modify, or condition the automatic stay - $188.00

Motion to compel abandonment of property of the estate pursuant to rule 6007(b) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure - $188.00        

Motion to withdrawal the reference of a case or proceeding under 28 U.S.C. § 157(d) - $188.00

Motion for combined motion for relief from stay/abandonment - $188.00

Motion to sell property of the estate free and clear of liens under 11 U.S.C § 363(f) - $188.00

Motion to redact a previously filed record in a bankruptcy case (per case affected) - $26.00

**Motion to split/divide case fee amount equivalent to filing fee amount (CH7- $338, CH13- $313, CH12- $278, CH11/9/15- $1,738)


Amendment to debtor’s schedule of creditors, list of creditors or mailing list - $32.00

Filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding - $49.00

Exemplification of any document/paper: $23.00

Reproduction of an Audio Recording of a Court Proceeding. This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the recording is available electronically - $32.00

Search of the Records - per name or item - $32.00

Transfer of Claim Fee - for each individual claim transferred whether filed by transferee or transferor - $26.00