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Filing Fees

Filing Fees:

  • Chapter 7 - $338
  • Chapter 12 - $278
  • Chapter 13 - $313

Method of Payment

The Clerk's Office accepts the following from non-attorneys for payment of filing fees:

  • Money Orders
  • Cashier's and Certified Checks
  • Online Payment (

Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Attorneys only may use credit cards for online payments in the CM/ECF system. Attorneys also may pay filing fees using business checks with the name of the attorney or law firm imprinted on the check.

Paying in Installments

Individual debtors filing chapter 7 petitions may request to pay the filing fee in installments so long as the last payment becomes due within 120 days after the petition is filed. For debtors filing petitions under chapter 11, 12, or 13, the last payment will be due 14 days after the petition is filed.

Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments

Chapter 7 Fee Waiver

A debtor who cannot afford to pay the chapter 7 filing fee in installments may apply for a waiver under 11 U.S.C. § 1930(f). To qualify, a chapter 7 debtor must have income less than 150% of the income official poverty line, as revised and published annually, applicable to the size of the debtor's family. Family size on the fee waiver application should correspond to the information in Schedule I, including the debtor, the debtor's spouse, and the number of dependents.

Application for Waiver of the Chapter 7 Filing Fee for Individuals Who Cannot Pay the Filing Fee in Installments

150% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2024 (PDF)