Payment of Fees. 28 U.S.C § 1930 and related statutes prescribe the filing fees for petitions and other bankruptcy related fees. All fees shall be in the form of cash (exact amount only), a certified check, or Money Order. All funds must be made payable to “Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court.” Payments must be made to the Clerk of Court at 1100 Laurel Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. The Clerk's Office does not accept personal checks from debtors. Attorneys and other parties may also make payment by check subject to the Court's policy on electronic funds transfer for payments made by personal check.
Summary of Fees
New Case*FeeChapter 7$ 338.00Chapter 9$ 1,738.00Chapter 11$ 1,738.00Chapter 11 (Railroad)$ 1,571.00Chapter 12$ 278.00Chapter 13$ 313.00Chapter 15$ 1,738.00AmendmentsFeeAmendments adding creditors to Schedules D, E, or F, list of creditors, or mailing list$ 32.00Case ReopeningFeeChapter 7$ 260.00Chapter 9$ 1,167.00Chapter 11$ 1,167.00Chapter 12$ 200.00Chapter 13$ 235.00Chapter 15$ 1,167.00Dividing a Joint CaseFeeChapter 7$ 338.00Chapter 11$ 1,738.00Chapter 12$ 278.00Chapter 13$ 313.00Case Conversion (Motion or Notice)FeeChapter 7 to 11$ 922.00Chapter 7 to 13No FeeChapter 11 to 7$ 15.00Chapter 12 to 7$ 60.00Chapter 13 to 7$ 25.00Chapter 13 to 11$ 932.00MotionsFeeMotions to Terminate, Vacate, Annul, Modify, or Condition the Automatic Stay$ 188.00Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property$ 188.00Motion to Sell under § 363(f)$ 188.00Motion to Withdraw a Reference$ 188.00Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Check made payable to U.S. Dist. Court)$ 350.00Motion to Restrict Public Access/Redact$ 26.00AppealsFeeAppeals or Cross Appeals to the U.S. District Court$ 298.00Direct Appeal or Cross Appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals$ 298.00Additional Fee Due if Direct Appeal to the Fourth Circuit is Authorized$ 207.00Adversary ProceedingsFeeNew Complaint$ 350.00Court RecordsFeeArchive File Retrieval (first box)$ 64.00Archive File Retrieval (per box after first box)$ 39.00Certification Fee (per document)$ 11.00Copy of Audio Record of a Proceeding$ 32.00Copy of documents (per page)$ 0.50Copy of documents printed from a public terminal (per page)$ 0.10Copy of an electronic record stored outside of CM/ECF$ 31.00Exemplification Fee (per document)$ 23.00Record Search (per name or item)$ 32.00OtherFeeFee for Any Payment Returned or Denied for Insufficient Funds$ 53.00Transfer Claim$ 26.00Filing or indexing any document not related to a pending case or proceeding$ 49.00
* Individuals may be allowed to pay the initial filing fee in installments upon application and approval of the Court.
- Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule (pdf)