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The table below explains most of the fees collected by the Alabama Middle District. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of the Clerk at (334) 954-3600.

ALMD Schedule of Fees


Effective Jan. 1, 2020

Civil Case, including Notice of Removal.

Administrative fee for filing civil action effective 05/01/13. (Note: Does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 USC § 1915 nor to applications for writ of habeas corpus.)




Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Notice of Appeal to U.S.C.A. (increase effective12/01/13) $505.00
Process fee for petty offense charged on a federal violation $30.00

Miscellaneous papers - Filing or indexing any document not in a case or proceeding for which a filing fee has been paid:

  • Petition to Perpetuate Testimony (Fed. R. Civ. P. 27(a))
  • Registration of Judgment from Another District (28 USC §1963)
  • Filing of Papers by Trustees under 28 USC § 754
  • Registration of Power of Attorney (31 USC § 9306(b))



Notice of Appeal on Misdemeanor Judgment $38.00
Attorney Admission Fees  
Attorney Admission $200.00
Attorney Renewal - every five (5) years (est. 01/08) $50.00
Certificate of Good Standing/Duplicate Certificate of Admission $19.00
Pro hac vice admission (per attorney, per action) (Rev. May 2019) $75.00
Miscellaneous Fees  
Copy of Local Rules (Available free at No charge unless mailed, then postage due.
Photocopies (per page) $0.50
Printed copies at public terminal (per page) $0.10
Duplication of Recording (analog or digital) $31.00
Record Search (per name) $31.00
Certification of Document $11.00
Document Exemplification $22.00
MANUAL Record Retrieval (First box $64.00, each additional box $39.00) Starting at $64.00

ELECTRONIC Record Retrieval (effective June 1, 2016):

Judiciary Fee
Flat Rate Pull Charge
Per page fee (Maximum fee $65.00)



Witness Appearance Fee (daily) $40.00
Automobile Mileage (per mile) $0.575
Any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds (NSF check) $53.00


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