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District Court Fee Schedule

Effective December 1, 2020
(Issued in accordance with 28 USC § 1914)

The fees included in the District Court Fee Schedule are charged for services provided by the district courts.

The United States is not charged fees under this schedule, with the exception of those specifically noted (*) below.  Federal agencies or programs that are funded from judiciary appropriations (agencies, organizations, and individuals providing services authorized by the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, [including Federal Defender organizations] and bankruptcy administrators) are not charged any fees under this schedule.


New Civil Action (Includes $52 Administrative fee, which does not apply to applications for a writ of habeas corpus or to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. ) $402
New Civil Action (for persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915) $350
Notice of Appeal (Includes $500 docketing fee plus $5.00 filing fee required by  28 U.S.C. § 1917) $505
Appeal to District Judge from judgment and conviction by Magistrate Judge in a misdemeanor case $39
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5
Miscellaneous Filing Fee (for filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding) $49


Admission of attorneys to practice in the Eastern District of Wisconsin $223
Duplicate Certificate of Admission $20
Certificate of Good Standing $20


Electronic Access Print Fee $0.10/page
Copies provided in Paper Form $0.50/page *
Copies of an Electronic Record stored outside of court's electronic case management system $31 *
Copies made by public $0.25/page
Reproduction of Audio Recording of court proceeding $32 *


Retrieval of one box from Federal Records Center $64 ($39 for each additional box)
Electronic retrievals from Federal Records Center $19.90 plus $0.65/page
All Other Papers Filed (e.g. miscellaneous cases, power of attorney) $49
Certification of Any Document (e.g. certified copy) $11
Exemplification of Any Document $23
Issuance of an Apostille $47
Transcript of Judgment $11
Search of Records/Name Search $32
Processing fee for an offense charged on a federal violation notice (CVB) $30
Any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds, or reversed due to a chargeback $53


Attendance Fee - Jurors $50/day
Attendance Fee - Witnesses $40/day
Per Diem Current GSA Per Diem Rate
Mileage Rate Current GSA Mileage Rate