Fee Changes


National Fees Scheduled to Increase

On Nov. 1, 2011, new fees will take effect for both Bankruptcy Court and District Court to include an increase in the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing fees and District Court’s miscellaneous filing fee. These changes are based on recommendations by the Judicial Conference. Please note that attorney admissions fees will also increase. 

Here are some of the most important changes.  See the links below for updated fee schedules showing all fees.

  Current Fee New Fee Effective Nov. 1, 2011
Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Filing Fee $299 $306
Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Filing Fee $274 $281
District Court Miscellaneous Filing Fee $39 $46
Attorney Admissions Fee $157 $183
Certificate of Good Standing $15 $18

Based on these changes, Western Missouri’s updated fee schedules can be viewed at the following links:



Local Fees Scheduled to Increase

Changes have been proposed to Local Rule 83.5 which will increase fees for attorneys practicing in the Western District of Missouri.  The proposed changes will be posted for comment in November.  The fee changes as proposed are:

  Proposed Fee
Annual dues for admitted attorneys $20
Fee for admission Pro Hac Vice $100
Fee for reinstatement of previously admitted attorney $100

Pending comments generated by the 30 day review period, these fee increases will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

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