U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Washington
Western District of Washington

Hon. Brian D. Lynch, Chief Judge Mark L. Hatcher, Clerk of Court
Seattle Office
Seattle Courthouse
700 Stewart St., #6301
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 370-5200
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Tacoma Courthouse
1717 Pacific Ave., Ste 2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 882-3900
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Filing Fees
[last updated: 11/28/2014]

Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule
(28 U.S.C. 1930)

Effective June 1, 2014

Debtors including corporate debtors, must pay filing fees by money order, cashiers check, or exact cash payment. Personal checks or Bill Payer checks (checks issued by your bank through an electronic bill payment agreement) are not accepted from debtors. Attorneys shall pay all filing fees electronically.

Chapters Fees
Voluntary Chapter 7 335.00
Involuntary Chapter 7 335.00
Chapter 9 (municipality) 1,717.00
Chapter 11 (reorganization, liquidation or involuntary) 1,717.00
Chapter 11 (railroad reorganization) 1550.00
Chapter 12 (family farmers and fishermen) 275.00
Chapter 13 (debt adjustment) 310.00
Chapter 15 (Ancillary and other Cross-border Cases) 1,717.00
Adversary Proceeding
Unless filed by debtor in chapter 7 or 13
Removals 350.00
Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 922.00 due with order
Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 15.00
Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 60.00
Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 25.00
Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 932.00 due with order
Reopening fee for Chapter 7 260.00
Reopening fee for Chapter 9 1,167.00
Reopening fee for Chapter 11 1,167.00
Reopening fee for Chapter 12 200.00
Reopening fee for Chapter 13 235.00
Reopening fee for Chapter 15 1,167.00
For retrieval of one box of a record from a Federal Records Center 64.00
For retrievals involving multiple boxes, for each additional box 39.00
Abstract of Judgment 11.00
Amendments (to add or delete creditors to D, E & F schedules) to change the amount of a debt or the classification of a debt and amendments to the matrices or to the mailing list of creditors.

30.00 No fee is required when the nature of the amendment is to change the address of a creditor or an attorney for a creditor listed on the schedules or to add the name and address of an attorney for a listed creditor.
Appeals * 298.00
Bifurcation/Split Case: Ch 7 335.00
Bifurcation/Split Case: Ch 11 1,717.00
Bifurcation/Split Case: Ch 12 275.00
Bifurcation/Split Case: Ch 13 310.00
Certification per document 11.00
CD-Rom recording of court hearing 30.00
Exemplification 21.00
Garnishments, Writs of No Fee
Judgments: Registering judgment from another district 46.00
Judgments, renewal of No Fee
Motion to Redact 25.00
Motions (relief from stay, compel abandonment, withdraw reference, sell property free and clear of liens) 176.00

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 1930, no fee is charged for relief from the co-debtor stay, stipulated relief from stay, or motions filed by child support creditors.
Any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds 53.00
Out-of-District Attorney (Pro Hac Vice) 150.00
Out-of-District Subpoena 46.00
Printing from Public Access Terminals 0.10 per page
Photocopies 0.50 per page
Search of Records per file 30.00 For cases filed before 05/16/2001 ONLY.
Transfer of claim 25.00

* If the Court of Appeals authorizes a direct appeal, or direct cross appeal, an additional fee of $207.00 will be collected by the bankruptcy clerk.

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