Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bankruptcy Court Filing Fee Increase

On September 13, 2011, the Judicial Conference of the United States voted to increase certain miscellaneous filing fees, effective November 1, 2011.  The "administrative fee" portion of the filing fee for each chapter will increase from $39 to $46, which will have the result of increasing the overall filing fee for each chapter by $7.00.  Thus, as of November 1, the filing fees for each chapter will be as follows:

Chapter 7--$306
Chapter 11--$1,046
Chapter 12--$246
Chapter 13--$281
Chapter 15--$1,046

In addition, the fee for amending schedules will increase from $26 to $30, the adversary filing fee will increase from $250 to $293, the fee for filing a notice of appeal will increase from $250 to $293, and the fee for filing a motion for relief from stay will increase from $150 to $176.

There are other miscellaneous fee increases for certification, exemplification, audio recording, records searches, record retrieval, and returned checks.