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Clerk's Summary of Fees

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

CLERK'S SUMMARY OF FEES (See also 28 USC §1930)

Debtors may only pay filing fees by cash, money order or cashier's or "official" checks.  Do not send cash through the mail.  Non cash payments must be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. Court".  Overpayments of less than $25 are not refundable [see LR 5081-1(D)].  Child support creditors seeking fee waivers must file the U.S. Courts Director's Form "Appearance of Child Support Creditor or Representative".

Chapter 7 Petition Fee (Fee to reopen - $260.00*) $ 335.00
Chapter 9 Petition Fee (Fee to reopen - $1,167.00*) $ 1,717.00
Chapter 11 Petition Fee (Fee to reopen - $1,167.00*) $ 1,717.00
Chapter 12 Petition Fee (Fee to reopen - $200.00*) $ 275.00
Chapter 13 Petition Fee (Fee to reopen - $235.00*) $ 310.00
Chapter 15 - Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding (fee to reopen $1,167.00*) $ 1,717.00
Conversions; Motions to Convert or Notice of Conversion
    Chapter 7 to Chapter 13 No Fee Due
    Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 (by Debtor Only other than reconversion) $ 922.00
    Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 $ 15.00
    Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 $ 60.00
    Chapter 12 to Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 No Fee Due
    Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 $ 25.00
    Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 (by Debtor Only other than reconversion) $ 932.00
Dividing (splitting) a joint (spouses) case: Fee is equal to the current filing fee for the chapter under which the new case will commence and is due upon the filing of the motion requesting division of a joint case:
    Chapter 7 $ 335.00
    Chapter 13 $ 310.00
    Chapter 11 $ 1,717.00
    Chapter 12 $ 275.00
Adversary Proceeding (no fee if filed by Chapter 7 or 13 Debtors) $ 350.00
Amendments to Debtor's schedules D, E, or F; or to amend creditor matrix (See CI-3 for details) $ 31.00
Appeal, (or Cross Appeal), Notice of (Filing Fee $5.00 + Docketing Fee of $293.00) $ 298.00
Note: Request for Direct/Cross Appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals from the Bankruptcy Court will result in an additional charge of $207 if the Court of Appeals   authorizes the direct appeal/cross appeal. $ 207.00
Motion for Leave to File Notice of Appeal (Appeal Docketing Fee of $293.00 will be due when court grants motion for Leave to file Notice of Appeal) $ 5.00
Certification of a document (Note: Exemplification of a document - $22.00) $ 11.00
Copies, reproduction of any document (per page) (Non electronic) $ .50
Copies of any electronic record printed at a public terminal in the courthouse (per page) $ .10
Transfer of Claims $ 25.00
Miscellaneous Proceeding (filing or indexing a paper where no previous fee was paid, i.e. Registration of Foreign Judgment) $ 47.00
Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice (due at filing of motion) $ 75.00
Motion to Redact Court Record(s) $ 25.00
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property of the Estate pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 6007(b) $ 181.00
Motion to Vacate or Modify the Automatic Stay pursuant 11 U.S.C. § 362(d) $ 181.00
Motion to Withdraw the Reference of a Case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(d) $ 181.00
Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) $ 181.00
Returned Check $ 53.00
Registry, Handling Charge (See Administrative Order 02-3)  
Removal, Notice of (unless Notice is filed by the debtor or on behalf of the U.S.A.) $ 350.00
Reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding $ 31.00
Retrieval by clerk of records from Federal Archives Center (Note: see Local Form 88) $ 64.00
Retrievals involving multiple boxes, $39.00 for each additional box $ 39.00
** For electronic retrievals, $10 plus any charges assessed by the Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the courts ** $ 10.00
Search of records conducted by the clerk (per each name or item researched) $ 31.00
Per diem Witness Fee (not a filing fee) $ 40.00

*NOTE:  Pursuant to Local Rule 5010-1(A) the filing fee for a motion to reopen a Bankruptcy Code case is due at the time of filing of the motion. The court may waive this fee under appropriate circumstances or may defer payment of the fee from trustees pending discovery of additional assets. Also see Local Rule 5010-1(A) for exceptions to the reopening fee requirement. Information for individual debtor on paying filing fees in installments or obtaining a chapter 7 waiver is contained in the "Clerk's Filing Instructions" and posted on the court’s website.

CI-2 (rev. 12/01/16)