Fee Schedule
 

Pursuant to Bankruptcy Fee Compendium Revised December 1, 2016 &
Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Part B. Initial Filing Fees
Part C. Fees for Splitting Cases
Part D. Fees for Converting Cases
Part E. Fees for Interdistrict Transfer
Part F. Miscellaneous Contested Proceedings Fees
Part G. Fees for Complaints/Adversary Proceedings
Part H. Filing Fees for Appeals and Cross Appeals
Part I. Fees Due Upon Dismissal
Part J. Fee for Reopening Cases
Part K. Miscellaneous Administrative Fees
Part L. Fee Schedule for Electronic Public Access


Part B. Initial Filing Fees
 

Type of Filing

Fee due

Exceptions/Exemptions

Source of Authority
 

Voluntary Chapter 7

 

$245 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$15 Chap 7 Surcharge
$335 Total Fee

Installment payments of fee are permissible.

Title 28, USC 1930(a); Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule; 8, 9 Bankruptcy Fee Compendium III, Part B, 1, A.

Involuntary Chapter 7

 

$245 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$15 Chap 7 Surcharge
$335 Total Fee

No installment payments may be made.

Title 28, USC 1930(a); Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule; 8, 9 Bankruptcy Fee Compendium III, Part B, 1, D.

Chapter 13

 

$235 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$310 Total Fee

Installment payments of fee are permissible.

Title 28, USC 1930(a)(1)(B)

 

Chapter 11 (Non RR)

$1167 Filing fee
$550 Ad. Fee
$1717 Total Fee

 

Title 28, USC 1930(a)(3)

Chapter 11 (RR)

$1000 Filing fee
$550 Ad. Fee
$1550 Total Fee

 

Title 28, USC 1930(a)(4)

Chapter 12

$200 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$275 Total Fee

 

Title 28, USC 1930(a)(5)

Chapter 15

$1167 Filing fee
$550 Ad. Fee
$1717 Total Fee

 

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule as authorized by Title 28, USC 1930(a)(3) 15

Chapter 9

$1167 Filing fee
$550 Ad. Fee
$1717 Total Fee

 

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule as authorized by Title 28, USC 1930(a)(1) (C)


Part C. Fees for Splitting Cases
 

Type of Filing

Fee due

Exceptions/Exemptions

Source of Authority
 

Chapter 7
 

$245 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$15 Chap 7 Surcharge
$335 Total Fee

bullet Consolidated or Jointly Administered Cases that are subsequently split, the fee is not due.
bulletNo fee is due if the Court splits a case sua sponte. 

 

Part C, 1, A & B.

Part C, 2.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 18

 

Chapter 13
 

$235 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$310 Total Fee

Chapter 11
 

$1167 Filing fee
$550 Ad. Fee
$1717 Total Fee

Chapter 12
 

$200 Filing fee
$75 Ad. Fee
$275 Total Fee


Part D. Fees for Converting Cases
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Debtor Requesting Conversion from Chapter 7 to 
Chapter 11
 
$922

 

bulletFee due upon the Court granting the motion.
Part D, 1,A & Part D, 1,B

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 10

Reconversion of Chapter 7 to
Chapter 11
 
None   Part D, 1, A, (1)(4)
Chapter 7 to 
Chapter 12
 
None    
Chapter 7 to 
Chapter 13
 
None    
Chapter 11 to
Chapter 7
$15 Chapter 7 Surcharge
bullet Fee due upon filing the motion. The Clerk's office will not reject a motion/notice for failure to pay the filing fee. However, failure to pay the filing fee may be grounds for dismissal by the Court.
 
Part D,3, A & Part D, 1, B, (9)

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 9,10

Chapter 11 to 
Chapter 12
 
None   Part D, 1, B, (9)
Chapter 11 to 
Chapter 13
 
None   Part D, 1, B, (9)
Chapter 12 to 
Chapter 7
$60
bullet Fee due upon filing the motion/notice. The Clerk's office will not reject a motion/notice for failure to pay the filing fee. However, failure to pay the filing fee may be grounds for dismissal by the Court.
bullet

No fee is due if conversion is sua sponte.
 

Part D, 1, B & Part D, 1, B, (8)

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 10

Chapter 12 to 
Chapter 13
 
$35    
Chapter 13 to 
Chapter 7
$25
bullet Fee due upon filing the motion/notice. The Clerk's office will not reject a motion/notice for failure to pay the filing fee. However, failure to pay the filing fee may be grounds for dismissal by the Court. 
bullet No fee is due if conversion is sua sponte.
 
Part D, 1, B & Part D, 1, B, (8)

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 9,10

Chapter 13 to 
Chapter 11
 
$932


 

bulletFee due upon the Court granting the motion. Part D, 1, A & Part D, 1, B

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 9,10

Chapter 13 to 
Chapter 12
 
None    

Part E. Fees for Interdistrict Transfer - None.
 

Part F. Miscellaneous Contested Proceedings Fees
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Motion to Terminate, Annul, Modify or Condition Automatic Stay

$181

increased 12/1/16

bullet No fee due for Motion for Relief from the Co-Debtor Stay 
bullet No fee due from Child Support Creditor or Representative of such 
bullet No fee due for Motion for Court Approval of Agreement to any type of relief from Automatic Stay 
bullet No fee due for Renewed Motion.
 

Part F, 1, A, B, C.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 19

Local Practice approved by Judges. 

Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property

$181

increased 12/1/16

bulletNo fee due for Notice of Abandonment by Trustee

Part F, 1, A.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 19

Part F, 3. 

Motion to Withdraw the Reference of a Case or Proceeding (including Administrative case, Adversary Proceeding or Contested Proceeding)
 
$181

increased 12/1/16

  Part F, 1, B.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 19

Motion for the Sale of Property Free and Clear of Liens under 11 U.S.C. 363(f)
 

$181

increased 12/1/16

  Part F, 1, A.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 19


Part G. Fees for Complaints/Adversary Proceedings
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Complaints initiating adversary proceeding

$350

bullet No fee for Complaints/AP's initiating civil action filed by the Debtor in Chapter 7 or 13. 
bullet No fee for Complaints/AP's initiating civil action filed by the United States. 
bullet No fee for Adversary Proceeding filed by Debtor- in-Possession in Chapters 11 & 12 to determine dischargeability of a claim.
bulletNo fee to add Parties or to add a Third Party Complaint to an AP that has been commenced.
bulletNo fee for Adversary Proceeding filed by Child Support Creditor or their representative. 
bullet No fee for Adversary Proceeding initiated by the Debtor-in- Possession acting for the benefit of the individual debtor.
 
Part G, 1.
Part G, 1, C.
Part G, 1, C (2).

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 6

Notice of Removal to Bankruptcy Court from another forum

$350

Part G, 1, A.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 6

Adversary Proceeding initiated by the Trustee

$350

bulletPayable only from the estate to the extent there is one.
Part G, 1, B, (1) & (2).

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 6

Adversary Proceeding initiated by the Debtor-in- Possession acting for the benefit of the estate

$350

 

363(h) - sale of both the interest of the estate & of a co-owner in property;
542(a) - Turnover;
544 - "strong arm" avoidance;
545 - statutory lien avoidance;
547(a) - Preference avoidance,
548(a) - fraudulent transfer avoidance;
550 - recovery of avoided transfer from a transferee; and
553(a) - recovery of setoff.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 6

Part G, 1, C.
 

Request to File Complaint/AP In Forma Pauperis
 
Requires Judicial Determination   Part G, 3. 28 U.S.C.1930(f)(1)

Part H. Filing Fees for Appeals and Cross Appeals
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Notice of Appeal

$5.00 for notice
+ $293 docketing fee
$298.00

 

bullet No fee when United States files notice of appeal 
bullet No fee when Child Support Creditor files notice of appeal 
bullet The Clerk must accept a notice of appeal even if the appeal is submitted without a fee.
 

Part H, 1.

Part H, 1, B.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 14

Direct Appeal to Court of Appeals
 

Same as Notice of Appeal plus
$207 if Appeal authorized.

 

  Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 14
Cross Appeal

$5.00 for notice
+ $293 docketing fee
$298.00

 

Part H, 1.

Part H, 1, B.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 14

Direct Cross Appeal to Court of Appeals
 

Same as Cross Appeal plus
$207 if Appeal authorized.

 
When a party files a Motion for Leave to File an Appeal

No fee due for motion.

$5.00 for Notice of Appeal if filed with motion.
$293 docketing fee to be paid if motion granted.
 

Part H, 1, B, (5).
When Trustee or Debtor-in- Possession file Notice of Appeal

$5.00 for notice
+ $293 docketing fee
$298.00

 

bulletThe docketing fee is payable only to the extent that an estate is realized. However, this exception does not apply to the notice fee.
 
Part H, 1,B,(6).

Part I. Fees Due Upon Dismissal

"The debtor's obligation to pay the filing fee is unchanged by a dismissal. These fees are still due and the Clerk has an obligation to pursue collection."

 


Part J. Fee for Reopening Cases
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Motion to Reopen Same as Fees for Initial Filing See Part B
 
bulletNo fee if reopening is due to administrative error or to file an action related to discharge. Actions related to a debtor's discharge are defined as 523 or 727 or contempt motions. No fee if redaction is the only purpose for reopening the case. All other matters must have judicial order waiving the fee.

Part J, 1.

Local practice approved by Judges.

Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule 11 

 

Chapter 7
 
$260
Chapter 9 $1167
Chapter 11 $1167
Chapter 12
 

$200

Chapter 13
 
$235
Chapter 15 $1167
If reopening filed by     U. S. Trustee
 
No fee.   Part J, 1, A, (4).
If reopening filed by a private trustee or the   U. S. Trustee acting as a private trustee

Same as Fees for Initial Filing See Part B.

 

See Motion to Reopen above.
 

bulletMay be deferred by Court pending discovery of assets.
Part J, 1, A, (5).
If installments of the original filing fee are due when a debtor files a motion to reopen, the debtor must pay the remaining installments and the reopening fee.
 
Remaining Installment payments due and same as Fees for Initial Filing See Part B.   Part J, 1, C.

Part K. Miscellaneous Administrative Fees
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Reproduction Record or paper $.50 per page
bullet Fee applies to paper copies of original documents, microfiche or microfilm, or electronic files.
bullet Fee applies to services rendered on behalf of US only if the record or paper is available through electronic access. 
bullet Fee must be collected when faxing documents. 
bullet No fee due for copies of documents required by FEMA for victims of natural disasters for emergency aid applications.
 
Bankruptcy Court Misc. Fee Schedule (1) Part K (5) A.
Certification Fee

$11

bullet Certification fee applies regardless of whether clerk makes certification directly on the document or by separate instrument. 
bullet Combined Search and Certification require the clerk to collect both fees as well as copies fees if they apply.
 
", (2) Part K (5) B.
Exemplification Fee

$22

increased 12/1/16
 

bulletCombined Search and Exemplification require the clerk to collect both fees as well as copies fees if they apply.
 
", (2) Part K (5) B (1) and (2).
Reproducing Recording of Proceedings

$31

increased 12/1/16

bullet Fee applies to each recording or for each portion of a recording reproduced. 
bullet No exemptions for federal agencies if record is available on CM/ECF.
 
", (3) Part K (5) C.
Amendment to Schedules

$31

increased 12/1/16

bullet Fee assessed per filing not per change. 
bullet No fee to change the address of a listed creditor.
bullet No fee to add the name & address of an Attorney for a creditor already listed on schedules. 
bullet On a case-by-case basis, the Court may waive the fee for good cause. 
bullet No fee when a debtor files a schedule of post-petition debts after converting from a Chapter 13 to a Chapter 7.
 
", (4)  Part K (5) D.

Records Search
 

$31

increased 12/1/16

This fee does not apply to basic case information. Basic case information is that which is readily retrievable through an automated database, docket sheet or similar system.

Fee applies to the following:

bullet Inquiries that are not basic case information;
bullet Unreasonable or unduly burdensome searches; 
bullet A written request that requires a written response generated by the Clerk's office;
bullet Searches requested by case trustees (they have access to PACER).;
bullet Microfilm/Microfiche searches; and
bullet Services rendered on behalf of U.S. if information requested is available in PACER or VCIS.

When the fee applies, the fee is charged per name or per item searched.

", (5)  Part K (5) E.

Filing or Indexing any Paper not in a case or proceeding or what is commonly known as filing a Miscellaneous Case

 

$47

increased 12/1/16

bullet Fee charged for a request to register a judgment entered in another district. 
bullet Fee charged for filing a motion for a protective order or motion to quash a subpoena issued in a case pending in another district. 
bullet Fee charged for request to perpetuate testimony concerning a potential adversary proceeding under FRBP 7027. 
bullet Fee charged for request to register a discharge order under FRBP 4004 (f). 
bullet Fee charged for request to register with the Court a document not in a case or proceeding.
 
", (7)  Part K (5) F.
Retrieval from Offsite Storage

First box retrieved $64

Each additional box $39

 

bullet Fee for retrieving a file from Archives to reopen case even if no reopening fee is charged. 
bullet If the Court consolidates several cases for disposition but the case files are filed separately with the Federal Records Center, a fee is charged for each file separately stored.
bulletIf file is stored prior to expiration of time for appeal, no fee is charge for retrieval.
bulletFederal Records Center can process on-line requests for copies of archived documents at: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/ga/atlanta.html Fee for electronic retrieval (for small or urgent requests) - $19.90 +$.65 per page.
", (12)  Part K (5) G.
Returned Check Fee

$53
 

  ", (13)  Part K (5) H.
Transfer of Claim $25

 

  ", (20).

Motion to Redact a Record

$25
bullet Fee assessed per affected case.

 

", (21).
Local Rules None Local Rules are available on our web site at http://www.kywb.uscourts.gov
 
", (16)  Part K (5) J.

Part L. Fee Schedule for Electronic Public Access
 
Type of Filing Fee due Exceptions/Exemptions Source of Authority
 
Viewing Electronic records - including documents, docket sheets or case specific reports $ 0.10 per page for PACER, not to exceed the fee for thirty pages

 

bulletParties in a case (including pro se litigants) and attorneys of record receive one free electronic copy, via the notice of electronic filing or notice of docket activity, of all documents filed electronically, if receipt is required by law or directed by the filer.
bulletCharges must exceed $15 in a quarterly billing cycle. 
bullet No fees from federal agencies or programs funded from judiciary appropriations including Criminal Justice Act attorney's requests. 
bullet No fees from Bankruptcy Case Trustees in the cases in which they are appointed.
bulletNo fee is charged for access to judicial opinions.
bulletNo fee is charged for viewing case information or documents at courthouse public terminals.
bulletThe fee for local, state, and federal government entities, shall be $0.08 per page until April 1, 2015, after which time, the fee shall be $0.10 per page.
 
Part L. Fee Schedule for Electronic Public Access,
Electronic access to transcripts and non-case specific reports via PACER (such as reports obtained from the PACER Case Locator or docket activity reports) $ 0.10 per page for PACER   "
Electronic access to an audio file of a court hearing via PACER $2.40 per audio file   "
Printing Electronic Records at Customer Service area $ .10 per page
bulletFee applies to requests for services rendered on behalf of the US if the record requested is available on the Court's electronic access system.
 
"
PACER Search $30 per name searched for every search of court records conducted by the PACER Service Center   "
PACER reproduction on paper of any record pertaining to a PACER account $ .50 per page
bulletFee only applies if this information is remotely available through electronic access.

 

"
Returned Check Fee for a check paid to the PACER Service Center for lack of funds $53    "

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