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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT

 


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EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2014

FILING FEES




Petitions2


Chapter 7                                                                                                                      $335.00

Chapter 9                                                                                                                   $1,717.00

Chapter 11 (non-railroad)                                                                                          $1,717.00

         Chapter 12                                                                                                                    $275.00

         Chapter 13                                                                                                                    $310.00

Chapter 15 (formerly known as "ancillary proceeding")                                             $1,717.00

Adversary Proceeding                                                                                                   $350.00

Notice of Removal                                                                                                         $350.00

 Appeals


Appeal (must also pay Notice of Appeal fee)                                                                $293.00

Cross Appeal (must also pay Notice of Appeal fee)                                                     $293.00

Notice of Appeal3                                                                                                                                                                               $5.00


Direct Bankruptcy Appeal to Court of Appeals4:                                                           $293.00 (For Requesting)

(must also pay Notice of Appeal fee)                                                                            $207.00 (Once Authorized)

 




Motions 

Relief From Stay                                                                                                           $176.00

Sale of Property Free & Clear of Liens                                                                         $176.00

Redact (fee charged per case)                                                                                       $25.00

Withdraw the Reference Under 28 U.S.C 157(d)                                                         $176.00

Compel Abandonment                                                                                                  $176.00

Split a Case:

Chapter 7                                                                                                              $335.00

Chatper 11                                                                                                         $1,717.00

Chapter 12                                                                                                            $275.00

Chapter 13                                                                                                            $310.00

     






Conversions5:

Convert Chapter 9 to Chapter 7                                                                              $15.00

Covert Chapter 11 to Chapter 7                                                                              $15.00

Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 7                                                                            $25.00

Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 7                                                                            $60.00

Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 13                                                                          $35.00

Convert Chapter 7 to Chapter 11                                                                          $922.00

Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 11                                                                        $800.00

Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 11                                                                        $932.00

Reopen a Case6

Chapter 7                                                                                                              $260.00

Chapter 9                                                                                                           $1,167.00

Chapter 11                                                                                                         $1,167.00

Chapter 12                                                                                                            $200.00

Chapter 13                                                                                                            $235.00

Chapter 15                                                                                                         $1,167.00

 

Miscellaneous Fees

Amendments to a Petition




Schedules D, E, F, and/or Mailing List/Matrix7                                                                                                                     $30.00

Other Schedules                                                                                                                      No Fee

Audio Recording (CD)                                                                                                                       $30.00

Certification                                                                                                                                       $11.00

Exemplifications                                                                                                                                $21.00

Any Payment Returned/Denied for Insufficient Funds                                                                      $53.00 

Photocopies (per page) $0.50

Record Retrieval from Federal Records Center8    Contact Clerk’s Office for Fees and Instructions

Record Search  (No fee charged if the requested item can be found on the court's computerized docket (CM/ECF)                                  $30.00 

Filing or Indexing of Miscellaneous Paper                                                                                         $46.00

Pro Hac Vice Admission                                                                                                                    $75.00

PACER Fees                                                                                                                                       $0.10/page9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $2.40/audio recording

Transfer Claim                                                                                                                                     $25.00


1 The Court accepts cash, checks, money orders, American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover/Novus. Debtors’ personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted when filing a petition. W e do not accept party checks. A voluntary petition by an individual or an individual and spouse may be paid in no more than four (4)installments, upon application to the Court.

2 The fee for filing a petition consists of a filing fee, an administrative fee, and, for chapter 7 petitions, a trustee surcharge, combined here for simplicity.

3 This is a mandatory fee in addition to the fee for appeals and cross appeals. It is due upon filing and may not be waived or deferred.

4 The fee for requesting a direct appeal or cross appeal from a bankruptcy court decision to the Court of Appeals is $298 ($293 appeal fee + $5 notice of appeal fee). If the Court of Appeals authorizes the direct appeal, an additional fee of $207 is due to the Bankruptcy Court.

5 No fee is charged when the conversion order is made on its own by the court (i.e., sua sponte), in the absence of a notice or request of a party. The fee to convert to Chapter 11 is payable upon conversion, rather than upon filing.

6 The exemption from paying the fee to reopen a case applies in only two situations: (1) reopening a case to permit a party to file a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b); or (2) reopening a case when a creditor is violating the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 524. The court may defer payment of the fee from trustees pending discovery of additional assets. The court will waive a deferred fee when no additional assets are discovered.

7 There is no fee to change the address of a listed creditor, or to add/change the name and address of a listed creditor’s attorney.

8 Generally, $64 fee for the retrieval of one box of records, $39 for the retrieval of each additional box.

9 $3.00 maximum charge per document.