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The Filing Fee

If you believe you are unable to pay the filing fee, complete an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and submit it along with your complaint. Additional information is also available in the Instructions for Filing a Civil Action on Your Own Behalf.

A judge, not the Clerk's Office, will review your request and determine whether you qualify to file your case without paying the full filing fee.

Notice: Effective August 21, 2019, the Clerk’s Office will only accept up to $5.00 in loose or rolled coins for payment of fees related to federal cases or any other office business.

Please visit this link to view the official policy memorandum.


Nothing in these links or tutorials should be viewed as legal advice.