At its March 2013 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the miscellaneous fee schedule including:
Effective May 1, 2013, there is an Administrative Fee of $50 due for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. This fee is in addition to the fee for filing a civil case ($350.00). The administrative fee does not apply to applications for writ of habeas corpus or to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
The total cost for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in the district court on or after May 1st, 2013 will be $400.00 – broken out as follows – $350.00 filing fee plus a $50.00 administrative fee. (Original Notice)
For comprehensive information regarding fees, please visit the courts web-site at: Fees/Rates
(Announcement: Lawrence K. Baerman, Clerk, United States District Court, Northern District of New York)