The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Marcia S. Krieger, 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 June 1, 2016

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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.




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 September 2012 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.) $50.00
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) $30.00
Registering judgment from another district (rj case) $46.00
Filing or indexing any paper not in a case or proceeding for which a case filing fee has been paid (mc and y cases) $46.00
Registration or revocation of power of attorney (sureties) $46.00
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
Production of a document from computer system (per page) $0.10
Duplicate certificate of admission $18.00
Certificate of good standing $18.00
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 $37.00
Witness fee per day $40.00
Witness mileage, round-trip (per mile) $0.54
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
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) $30.00
Fee for any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds $53.00
Exemplification of any document or paper $21.00
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 Colorado3 $211.00
Readmission or Reinstatement of Attorney pursuant to D.C.COLO.LAttyR 11 $211.00


1Issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1914.

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.

3The $211 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.