The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Philip A. Brimmer, Chief Judge
Jeffrey P. Colwell Esq., Clerk of Court

Our mission is to serve the public by providing a fair and impartial forum that ensures equal access to justice in accordance with the rule of law, protects rights and liberties of all persons, and resolves cases in a timely and efficient manner.

Fee Schedule1 - Effective January 1, 2023

Download the Current Fee Schedule

The United States should not be charged fees under this schedule, with the exceptions specified below, i.e., when the information requested is available through remote electronic access. 2

Federal agencies or programs that are funded from judiciary appropriations (agencies, organizations, and individuals providing services authorized by the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006 and bankruptcy administrators) should not be charged any fees under this schedule.

**Effective January 1, 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.




Filing civil complaint or notice of removal (fees to be paid together)
  Docket Fee $350.00
  Administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. Approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its March 2020 session. (This fee does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 or to an application for writ of habeas corpus.) $52.00
Filing an application for writ of habeas corpus $5.00
Jury fee None
Filing responsive pleading, motion, or third-party pleadings None
Certification of any document or paper $11.00
Certificate of Judgment $11.00
Certificate of Search, or conducting a search of district court records (this fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the information requested is available through electronic access) $32.00
Registering judgment from another federal district (rj case) $49.00
Filing or indexing any paper not in a case or proceeding for which a case filing fee has been paid (mc and y cases) $49.00
Registration or revocation of power of attorney (sureties) $49.00
Issuance of an Apostille $47.00
Reproduction of any record or paper (per sheet) (this fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record or paper requested is available through electronic access) $0.50
Reproduction and transmittal in any manner of a copy of an electronic record stored outside of the court’s electronic case management system, including but not limited to, document files, audio recordings, and video recordings. Audio recordings of court proceedings continue to be governed by a separate fee in the line immediately below in this schedule. $31.00
Reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding (This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States, if the recording is available electronically). $32.00
Production of a document from computer system (per page) $0.10
Duplicate certificate of admission $20.00
Certificate of good standing $20.00
Notice of Appeal (fees to be paid together)
Docket fee $500.00
Filing fee $5.00
Appeal to a district judge from conviction by magistrate judge/misdemeanor case $39.00
Witness fee per day $40.00
Witness mileage, round-trip (per mile) $0.655
Witness subsistence reimbursement (Denver) (seasonal, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2022 = $232; Jan. 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023 = $241.00;) for an overnight stay 3  $278.00
Witness subsistence reimbursement (Denver) for last day of travel
(See General Services Administration per diem website page for seasonal changes
[also lists per diem rates for other Colorado locations], and GSA mileage website page.)
Retrieval of one box of records from a Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court $64.00
Record retrievals involving multiple boxes, for each additional box $39.00
Electronic Record Retrieval - Total $19.90
Electronic Record Retrieval - Judiciary Administrative Fee $10.00
FRC (Federal Records Center) Electronic Retrieval Flat Rate Fee $9.90
PLUS - FRC Per Page Fee $0.65
Fee for any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds, or reversed due to a chargeback $53.00
Exemplification of any document or paper $23.00
Processing fee for a petty offense charged on a federal violation notice $30.00
Admission of attorney to practice in U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado4 $223.00
Readmission or Reinstatement of Attorney pursuant to D.C.COLO.LAttyR 11 $223.00


Post-judgment Interest Rates:
For the current weekly rate published by the Federal Reserve (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), visit the Federal Reserve Economic Data website page for the Selected Interest Rates website HERE.  For guidance regarding post-judgment interest rates, see 28 U.S. Code §  1961 - Interest; and 18 U.S. Code § 3612 - Collection of unpaid fine or restitution.

Court Registry Fees under D.C.COLO.LCivR 67.2

  • For handling registry funds deposited with and held by the court, the clerk shall assess a charge from interest earnings, in accordance with the detailed fee schedule issued by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.
  • For management of registry funds invested through the Court Registry Investment System, a fee at an annual rate of 10 basis points of assets on deposit shall be assessed from interest earnings, excluding registry funds from disputed ownership interpleader cases deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 and held in a Court Registry Investment System Disputed Ownership Fund.
  • For management of funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 and invested in a Disputed Ownership Fund through the Court Registry Investment System, a fee at an annual rate of 20 basis points of assets on deposit shall be assessed from interest earnings.
  • The Director of the Administrative Office has the authority to waive these fees for cause.

    1Issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1914. For a complete listing of District Court Miscellaneous Fees, visit the United States Courts website HERE.

    2In March 2015 (JCUS-MAR 15, p. 9-10), the Judicial Conference of the United States approved the following policy guidance regarding fee exemptions for the United States Government entities that are not funded by judiciary appropriations:

    (a) The exemption for the "United States" contained in the court miscellaneous fee schedules applies exclusively to any department, agency, or instrumentality in the executive or legislative branches of the United States Government (USG), any independent federal agency or wholly-owned USG corporation, and Federal Reserve banks and branches.

    (b) The exemption is not available for private individuals or entities solely because of contractual relationships with federal government entities.

    (c) Entities seeking to receive this (or any) fee exemption bear the burden of establishing that they are entitled to the exemption.

    3(Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022 = $278; Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2022 = $232; Jan. 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023 = $241; and from April 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2023 = $278). For other cities in Colorado, visit the GSA Colorado Per Diem page HERE.

    4The $223 admission fee is waived for attorneys employed by the United States government and serving in a legal capacity for it; effective June 2014, the admission fee is also waived for those attorneys specially appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit under the Criminal Justice Act for representation for appeal purposes of District of Colorado criminal defendants.