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Fee Schedule

Bankruptcy Court Fee Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved inflationary adjustments to certain filing fees on the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. The fee schedule below is effective December 1, 2016.

In accordance with Local Bankruptcy Rule 5081-1, personal checks or credit cards of a debtor shall not be accepted.

Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule effective December 1, 2016 (pdf)

Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule (pdf)

Notice to Customers Presenting Checks

 

New Petition Fees

New petition filing fees in chapter 7 cases may be waived, if approved by a Judge. Check, money order, cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club) may be used to pay the fee. Personal checks or credit cards of debtors are not accepted.

Chapter 7 Voluntary or Involuntary
[$245 filing fee + $75 administrative fee + $15 trustee surcharge]
$ 335.00
Chapter 9
[$1167 filing fee + $550 administrative fee]
1,717.00
Chapter 11 Voluntary or Involuntary
[$1167 filing fee + $550 administrative fee]
1,717.00
Chapter 12
[$200 filing fee + $75 administrative fee]
275.00
Chapter 13
[$235 filing fee + $75 administrative fee]
310.00
Chapter 15
[$1167 filing fee + $550 administrative fee]
1,717.00

 

Case Reopening Fee

The fee is collected upon the filing of the Motion. Exemptions include (1) reopening a case to permit a party to file a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b); (2) reopening a case when a creditor is violating the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. §524; or (3) reopening a case to redact a record already filed in a case, if redaction is the only reason for reopening. The fee is required if the reopening is to amend schedules.

Chapter 7
[$245 filing fee + $15 trustee surcharge]
$ 260.00
Chapter 13
235.00
Chapter 11
1,167.00
Chapter 9
1,167.00
Chapter 12
200.00
Chapter 15
1,167.00

 

Conversion Fee

Converting a Chapter 9 or 11 to Chapter 7
$ 15.00
Converting a Chapter 12 to Chapter 7
[$45 filing fee + $15 trustee surcharge]
60.00
Converting a Chapter 13 to Chapter 7
[$10 filing fee + $15 trustee surcharge]
25.00
Converting a Chapter 12 to Chapter 13
35.00
Converting a Chapter 7 to Chapter 11
[Difference between Ch. 7 ($245) and Ch. 11 ($1,167) filing fees]
922.00
Converting Chapter 12 to a Chapter 11
[Difference between Ch. 12 ($200) and Ch. 11 ($1,000) filing fees]
800.00
Converting Chapter 13 to a Chapter 11
[Difference between Ch. 13 ($235) and Ch. 11 ($1,167) filing fees]
932.00

 

Bifurcated Case Fee

For “dividing” or “splitting” a joint case into two separate cases, at the request of the debtor.

Chapter 7
$ 335.00
Chapter 13
310.00
Chapter 11
1,717.00
Chapter 12
275.00

 

Other Filing Fees

Amendments to Debtor's List of Creditors or List in Matrix Format
$ 31.00

No fee is required to change the address of a creditor or to add the name and address of an attorney for a listed creditor.

Complaint and Removals
350.00

Ch. 7 & 13 Debtors are exempt; Ch 11 & 12 Debtors in Possession are required to pay the fee. If filed by the Trustee, it may be charged to the estate or paid upon filing the complaint.

Motion to Withdraw the Reference of a Case
181.00
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property of the Estate
181.00
Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay
181.00

No fee is required for filing a motion to lift a co-debtor stay, a stipulated/assented motion for relief from stay or if the motion for relief is filed by a child support creditor and accompanied by the required § 304(g) form.

Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f)
181.00
Motion to Redact a Record, per affected case
25.00
Notice of Appeal
[Fee is $5.00 for filing and $293.00 for docketing the appeal]
298.00
Cross Appeal
[Fee is $5.00 for filing and $293.00 for docketing the appeal]
298.00
Request for Authority to file a Direct Appeal or Cross Appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals
[If authorized, an additional fee of $207 becomes due.]
298.00
Filing a Transfer of Claim, per claim transferred.
25.00

 

Miscellaneous Fees

Every record search of the Bankruptcy Court
$ 31.00
Certification Fee (per item)
11.00
Exemplification Fee (per item)
22.00
Retrieval of File from Archives
- first requested box
- each additional box

64.00
39.00
Filing or indexing a paper not in a pending case or proceeding,
including registering a judgment from another district
47.00
Payment returned or denied for insufficient fees
53.00
CD/Tape reproduction of recordings of proceedings
31.00
Photocopies (per page)
.50
Public user access through CM/ECF PACER (per page)
.10
For printing copies of any record/document accessed electronically
at a public terminal at the Court (per page)
.10