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Filing Fees and Acceptable Forms of Payment

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Filing Fees

Method of Payment

Payment must be made in the form of:

  • a money order
  • cashier’s or "official" check (personal checks are NOT accepted)
  • electronic payment using a debit card or ACH (Automated Clearing House) bank-to-bank transaction in which payment is withdrawn directly from a bank account to another

NOTE: The clerk’s office cannot accept foreign currency. Make your Money Order or Cashier’s check payable to “Clerk, U.S. Court.” Payment by personal check or credit card is not accepted.

Type of Payments

NOTE: ONLY debtors that meet poverty guidelines criteria can qualify for a Chapter 7 fee waiver

NOTE: The clerk will not accept a voluntary petition presented for filing by a debtor seeking to pay filing fee in installments if filing fees remain due from any previous case filed by that debtor unless the application is accompanied by payment of all previously due fees. [See Local Rules 1002-1(B)(1)(b) and 1006-1(A).]