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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT

    BANKRUPTCY COURT FEES1    QUICK REFERENCE

EFFECTIVE December 1, 2020

 

Petitions2
Chapter 7 $338.00
Chapter 9 $1,738.00
Chapter 11 (non-railroad)                             $1,738.00
Chapter 12 $278.00
Chapter 13 $313.00
Chapter 15 (formerly known as "ancillary proceeding") $1,738.00
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   (must also Pay Notice of Appeal fee)

(For Requesting)  $293.00
  (Once Authorized)  $207.00
 
 
Motions
Relief from Stay $188.00
Sale of Property Free & Clear of Liens $188.00
Redact (fee charged per case) $26.00
Withdraw the Reference under 28 U.S.C. 157(d) $188.00
Compel Abandonment $188.00
To Split:  
Chapter 7 $338.00
Chapter 11 $1,738.00
Chapter 12 $278.00
Chapter 13 $313.00
Conversions:  
Convert Chapter 9 to  Chapter 7 $15.00
Convert 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 7 to Chapter 11 $922.00
Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 $932.00
To Reopen a Case:6 $1,167.00
 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 List of Creditors7 $32.00
All Other Schedules No Fee
Audio Recording (CD) $32.00
Certification $11.00
Exemplification $23.00
Any Payment Returned/Denied for Insufficient Funds $53.00
Photocopies (per page) $.50
Record Retrieval from the Federal Records Center8 Contact the Clerk's Office
Record Search  (No fee will be charged if the item can be found on the court's computerized docket) $32.00
Filing or Indexing of Miscellaneous Paper $49.00
Registration of Judgment from Another District $49.00
Pro Hac Vice Admission $200.00
PACER Fees $.10/page9
  $2.40/audio recording
Transfer Claim10 $26.00

 

 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 five situations: (1) reopening a case to permit a party to file a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b); (2) reopening a case when a creditor is violating the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 524; (3) when the reopening is to correct an administrative error; (4) when reopening a case to redact a record already filed in a case, pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037, if redaction is the only reason for reopening; or (5) when a party files a motion to reopen a case to request to withdraw unclaimed funds, unless the court orders otherwise. The court may also 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. 

10   There is no fee for filing a transfer of claim that is included in the supporting documentation for an application for payment of unclaimed funds.