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New Fees Take Effect December 1st, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

  At its September 2013 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules, effective December 1, 2013.  The Conference established a new fee of $176 in bankruptcy cases for the filing of motions for the sale of property free and clear of liens under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f).         

Second, the Conference increased the records retrieval fee in all federal courts by $11 (from $53 to $64) for the first box requested from a Federal Records Center, and created a new fee of $39 for each additional box requested. 

Finally, the Conference amended the fee for checks returned for insufficient funds on each of the court fee schedules. The prior fee language – which applies only to “checks” – was outdated, as check payments have now largely been superseded by electronic payments. Please note that there is no change to the amount of this fee.    

For questions regarding any of these fees please contact our office at (307) 433-2200.