The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved the following change with respect to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, effective May 1, 2013:

Administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court, $50. This fee does not apply to applications for a writ of habeas corpus or to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915.

This administrative fee will be collected in addition to the $350.00 civil action filing fee. will collect the $400.00 total fee through CMECF for civil cases initiated online.