Fees, Payments, and Interest Rates

Fee Schedule

The fees included in the District Court Fee Schedule are to be charged for services provided by the district courts. The Court accepts cash, credit cards, money orders and checks for all filing fees and miscellaneous fees. Cash. Money orders and checks are accepted at both the Boston Court and Springfield Court while credit cards can only be accepted in person at the Boston court house. The Worcester Court currently only accept check or money orders. Additionally, credit cards are accepted via a valid CMECF Account through Pay.gov. For the payment of registry funds, criminal penalties and bail bonds, the Court will accept cash, checks, and money orders only. All fees are payable to the "Clerk, United States District Court."

This schedule is issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. §§ 1913, 1914(b), 1926, 1930 and 1932.

Type of Fee Cost
New Civil Actions
Complaint or Notice of Removal $405.00
Application or Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Action brought under Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 $7,202.00
*$350 for a complaint or notice of removal filed in which the filer is provisionally granted in forma pauperis status pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915
Notices of Appeal
Notice of Appeal (for the First Circuit or the Federal Circuit) $605.00
Notice of Appeal to a district judge from a judgment of conviction by a magistrate judge in a misdemeanor case $41.00
Miscellaneous Fees
Admission of an attorney to practice $261.00**
Attorney admission re-registration $50.00**
Any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds $53.00
Certification of any document $12.00
Exemplification of any document $24.00
For issuance of an apostille $50.00
Duplicate certificate of admission or certificate of good standing $21.00
Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation (CVB) notice $30.00
Printing electronic records (per page) $.10
For reproducing any record and providing a copy in paper form (per page) $.50
Handling of registry funds deposited with the court ***
Filing of any document not related to a pending case or proceeding $52.00
Initiating a case on the miscellaneous business docket $52.00
Motion for leave to appear pro hac vice (per attorney) $125.00
Reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding $34.00
Retrieval of one box of records from the records center or other storage location $70.00
For each additional box, for retrievals involving multiple boxes $43.00
Search of the district court records (per name or item searched) $34.00
For reproducing and transmitting a copy of an electronic record stored outside of the court’s electronic case management system $33.00
SmartScan electronic record retrieval from NARA-FRC facility (fee is for one document; only documents 100 pages or less are eligible) $20.90 +
$.65 pp

** This fee may only be paid online via Pay.gov.

*** Contact the Financial Office at 617-748-9136

Post Judgment Interest Rates

The post-judgment interest rate is the weekly average one-year constant maturity Treasury yield for the calendar week preceding the date of the entry of judgment. Effective December 21, 2000, the rate of interest that may be added to a judgment is subject to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. §1961, 18 U.S.C. §3612, and 40 U.S.C. §3116 (formerly cited as 40 U.S.C. §258e-1, August 21, 2002).

Current Rate

The current rate for the week ending is for civil judgments entered .

Week Ending For civil judgements entered Rate
No data available

The Clerk's Office staff looks forward to servicing the needs of our customers. We welcome your suggestions and appreciate your comments.