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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Fee & Payment Schedule

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Fees Under 28 U.S.C. §1914 and the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule Amount
Appeal Case Filing Fee $505.00
Civil Filing Fee $402.00
Prisoner Filing Fee, IFP Granted $350.00
Application/Motion re: Arbitration/Arbitration Award (Includes administrative fee) $402.00
Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Power of Attorney - Mail 6 certified copies to the Tyler Division       (see 31 U.S.C. § 9306) $49.00 x 6 = $294
Miscellaneous Papers $49.00
Registration of Foreign Judgment $49.00
Record Search $32.00
Certification of Documents $11.00
Exemplification of Documents $23.00
Copies & Reproductions 0.50 per page
Proceedings Duplications $32.00
Appeal of Magistrate Judge Decision to District Court - Criminal Case $39.00
Action brought under Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (In addition to filing fee prescribed in 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a)) $6,800.00
Public Terminal Copy Charge 0.10 per page
after 7 pages

Record Retrieval Fee - first box of records
Additional Boxes

Electronic Record Retrieval $19.90
Electronic FRC per page fees 0.65 per page
Bar Dues  
Local PHV Fee $100.00
Attorney Admissions Fees $188.00
Certificate of Good Standing $20.00
NSF Returned/Denied or Chargeback Reversed Charge $53.00


Note: Court offices do not collect fees for the Supreme Court. Information on Supreme Court fees can be found at