ACH or Credit Card Payments: Electronic filers shall pay the appropriate filing fee either after each transaction or make one payment at the end of the day for all transactions. Non-payment will result in the filer being locked out of the CM/ECF System. This lockout may extend to all of the electronic filer’s accounts.
In the event of non-payment, an e-mail will be sent to the e-filer listing the payments due; and the “Internet Payments Due” option will be the only CM/ECF menu item available. Upon receipt of all payments due, the lockout will be automatically terminated. For additional information about ACH or credit card payments in CM/ECF, refer to the Electronic Payment Guide.
Fees Not Due: To assert that a fee should not be charged, the attorney must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE paying the fee.
Refunds: To request a refund after a fee has been paid, the filer must file a Motion for Refund. There is no guarantee that fees paid in error will be refunded. Refer to the Court's Refund Policy.
History of Changes
09/30/2013 - Link for pay.gov added.
04/14/2014 - Added reference to review the Refund Policy located under Fees and Unclaimed Funds.
02/27/2019 - Remove reference to 'on-line' payments and pay.gov. Added reference to ACH payments. Added info re: no guarantee of refund for fees paid in error.