The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island announced this week that at its September 2012 session, the Judicial Conference approved an amendment to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule to add a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court.
Effective May 1, 2013, pursuant to this amendment, all federal district courts will begin charging a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a district court, in addition to the $350 filing fee, thereby increasing the total filing fee to $400.00. The administrative fee does not apply to applications for a writ of habeas corpus or to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. Â§ 1915.
For more information please visit the What’s New section of the Court’s website.