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Annual Renewal Fee

Attorneys admitted to practice in the Southern District of Iowa must pay a $25.00 annual renewal fee to remain in good standing and maintain "active" status. Payments must be paid electronically by March 1st of every year. Click here for detailed instructions.

Attorneys must update their contact information (email address, telephone number, firm information) in PACER in order to receive important notices from the court.

Inactive Status and Reinstatement of Privileges to Practice

An attorney who no longer wants to practice in the Southern District of Iowa, can request to be placed on “inactive status.” If you are inactivated, your CM/ECF account will no longer be functional. All requests to be placed on inactive status or to be reinstated should be made by contacting the Clerk at or calling 515-323-2842.