Court Fees

These fees are in effect as of December 1, 2013

Specific filing fees are charged when certain documents are filed in the case. There are also fees for specific services performed by the Clerk's Office. The following fees are the most common fees that may need to be paid by parties to the bankruptcy case:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition $306
Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Petition $1,213
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition $1,213
Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Petition $246
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition $281
Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Petition $1,213
Reopen Chapter 7 Case $260
Reopen Chapter 9 Case $1,167
Reopen Chapter 11 Case $1,167
Reopen Chapter 12 Case $200
Reopen Chapter 13 Case $235
Reopen Chapter 15 Case $1,167
Convert Chapter 11 Case to Chapter 7 $15
Convert Chapter 12 Case to Chapter 7 $60
Convert Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 7 $25
Convert Chapter 7 Case to Chapter 11 $922
Convert Chapter 12 Case to Chapter 11 $800
Convert Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 11 $932
Convert Chapter 12 Case to Chapter 13 $35
Split Chapter 7 Case $306
Split Chapter 11 Case $1,213
Split Chapter 12 Case $246
Split Chapter 13 Case $281
Certification/Exemplification $11/$21
Audio Recording $30
Amended Bankruptcy Schedules $30
Record Search $30
Adversary Proceeding Fee $293, except the debtor does not have to pay a filing fee for filing an adversary proceeding in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case.
Ancillary Filing/Indexing $46
Title 11 Administrative Fee $46
Record Retrieval Fee $64 first box $39 each additional box
Any Payment Returned or Denied for Insufficient Funds Fee $53
Claims Transfer Fee $25
Notice of Appeal Fee/Direct Appeal Fee $298/$157*
Lift/Stay Fee $176
Motion To Compel Abandonment of Property $176
Motion To Withdraw the Reference $176
Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) $176

* The approved increase in the notice of appeal fee necessitates that the supplemental direct appeal fee be reduced to ensure that the total fee for filing a direct appeal does not exceed the established appellate filing fee of $450.

The Judicial Conference Schedule of Fees lists additional fees in bankruptcy cases.