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Statutory Filing Fees and Miscellaneous Fees

  Filing Fee Administrative Fee Trustee Surcharge Total
Chapter 7 $245 $75 $15 $335
Chapter 9 $1167 $550   $1717
Chapter 11 (non-railroad) $1167 $550   $1717
Chapter 11 (railroad) $1000 $550   $1550
Chapter 12 $200 $75   $275
Chapter 13 $235 $75   $310
Chapter 15 $1167 $550   $1717
Notice of Appeal $5 $293   $298
Conversion on request of debtor, from chapter 7 to chapter 11 (non-railroad)   $922
Conversion on request of debtor, from chapter 13 to chapter 11 (non-railraod)   $932
 
The fees included in the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule are to be charged for services provided by the bankruptcy courts.
 
  • The United States should not be charged fees under this schedule, with the exception of those specifically prescribed in Items 1, 3 and 5 when the information requested is available through remote electronic access.
  • 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. § 3006A, and bankruptcy administrators) should not be charged any fees under this schedule.
  Service Charge
(1) For reproducing any document.

Fee applies to United Sates if document requested is available through electronic access

$.50 per page
(2) For certification of any document.
For exemplification of any document.
$11
$22
(3) For reproduction of an audio recording of a court proceeding.

Fee applies to United States if the recording is available electronically.

$31
(4) For filing an amendment to a debtor's schedules of creditors, lists of creditors, or mailing list, except:
  • The bankruptcy judge may, for good cause, waive the charge in any case.
  • This fee must not be chaged if -
    • the amendment is to change the address of a creditor or an attorney for a creditor listed on the schedules; or
    • the amendment is to add the name and address of an attorney for a creditor listed on the schedules
$31
(5) For conducting a search of the bankruptcy court records.

Fee applies to the United States if information requested is available through electronic access.

$31 per name or item searched
(6) For filing a complaint, except:
  • If the trustee or debtor-in-possesion files the complaint, the fee must be paid only by the estate, to the extent there is an estate.
  • This fee must not be charged if -
    • the debtor is the plaintiff; or
    • a child support creditor or representative files the complaint and submits the form required by § 304(g) of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994.
$350
(7) For filing any document htat is not related to a pending case or proceeding. $47
(8) Administrative fee:  
For filing a petition under Chaptter 7, 12, or 13.
$75
For filing a petition under Chapter 9, 11, or 15 $550
When a motion to divide a joint case under Chapter 7, 12, or 13 is filed $75
When a motion to divide a joint case under Chaper 11 is filed $550
(9) For payment to trustees pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 330(b)(2), a fee applies in the following circumstances:
  • For filing a petition under Chapter 7.
  • For filing a notice of conversion to a Chapter 7 case.
  • For filing a motion to convert a chase to a Chapter 7 case.
  • For filing a motion to divide a joint Chapter 7 case.
  • For filing a motion to reopen a Chapter 7 case.
$15
(10)
In addition to any fees imposed under Item 9, above, the following fees must be collected:
 
Motion to convert chapter 13 to chapter 7. $10 + $15 (Item 9 above)
Notice of conversion from chapter 13 to ch 7. $10 + $15 (Item 9 above)
Motion to convert chapter 12 to chapter 7. $45 + $15 (Item 9 above)
Notice of conversion from chapter 12 to ch. 7. $45 + $15 (Item 9 above)
Motion to convert chapter 11 to chapter 7. $15 (Item 9 above)
The fee amounts in this item are derived from the fees prescribed in 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a).
 
If the trustee files the motion to convert, the fee is payable only from the estate that exists prior to conversion.
 
If the filing fee for the chapter to which the case is requested to be converted is less than the filing fee paid at the commencement of the case, no refund may be provided.
 
(11)
For filing a motion to reopen, the following fees apply:
 
Motion to reopen a Chapter 7 case $245 + $15 (Item 9 above)
Motion to reopen a Chapter 9 case $1167
Motion to reopen a Chapter 11 case $1167
Motion to reopen a Chapter 12 case $200
Motion to reopen a Chapter 13 case $235
Motion to reopen a Chapter 15 case $1167
The fee amounts in this item are derived from the fees prescribed in 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a).
 
The reopening fee must be charged when a case has been closed without a discharge being entered.
 
The court may waive this fee under appropriate circumstances or may defer payment of the fee from trustees pending discovery of additional assets. If payment is deferred, the fee should be waived if no additional assets are discovered.
 
The reopening fee must not be charged in the following situations:
  • to permit a party to file a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b); or
  • when a debtor files a motion to reopen a case based upon an alleged violation of the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 524; or
  • when the reopening is to correct an administrative error; or
  • to redact a record already filed in a case, pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037, if redaction is the only reason for reopening.
 
(12) For 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 courts. $64
For retrievals involving multiple boxes $39 for each additional box
For electronic record retrievals
$10 Judiciary fee plus
$9.90 FRC pull/refile fee plus
$0.65 FRC per page fee
(13) For any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds. $53
(14) For filing an appeal or cross appeal from a judgment, order, or decree.

This fee is collected in addition to the satutory fee of $5 that is collected under 28 U.S.C. § 1930(c) when a notice of appeal is filed.

Parties filing a joint notice of appeal should pay only one fee.

If a trustee or debtor in possession is the appelant, the fee must be paid only by the estate, to the extent that there is an estate.

Upon notice from the court of appeals that a direct appeal or direct cross appeal has been authorized, an additional fee of $207 must be collected.

$293
(15) For filing a case under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.

This fee is derived from and equal to the fee prescribed in 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(3) for filing a case commenced under Chapter 11 of Title 11.

$1167 + 550 (See item 8 above)
(16) Copies of local rules. Court may charge and collect fees commensurate with the cost of providing copies of the local rules or court. Court may also distribute copies of the local rules without charge.
(17) For handling registry funds depositied with and held by the court. The clerk shall assess a charge from interest earnings, in accordance with 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.  
(18) For a motion filed by the debtor to divide a joint case filed under 11 U.S.C.§ 302, the following fees apply:  
Motion to divide a joint Chapter 7 case $245 + $75 (Item 8 above) + $15 (Item 9 above)
Motion to divide a joint Chapter 11 case $1167 + $550 (Item 8 above)
Motion to divide a joint Chapter 12 case $200 + $75 (Item 8 above)
Motion to divide a joint Chapter 13 case $235 + $75 (Item 8 above)
These fees are derived from and equal to the filing fees prescribed in 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a).  
(19) For filing the following motions:
  • To terminate, annul, modify or condition the automatic stay;
  • To compel abandonment of property of the estate pursuant to FRBP 6007(b);
  • To withdraw the reference of a case or preceeding under 28 U.S.C.§ 157(d); or
  • To sell property of the estate free and clear of liens under 11 U.S.C.§ 363(f).

This fee must not be collected in the following situations:

  • For a motion for relief from the co-debtor stay;
  • For a stipulation for court approval of an agreement for relief from a stay; or
  • For a motion filied by a child support creditor or its representative, if the form required by § 304(g) of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 is filed.
$181
(20) For filing a transfer of claim. $25 per claim transferred
(21) For filing a motion to redact a record.

The court may waive this fee under appropriate circumstances.

$25 per affected case

DISTRICT COURT MISCELLANEOUS FEES

Service Charge
Motion to appear pro hac vice. $96, which is one-half of the amount required for admissionto the bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.