INCREASE IN CIVIL FILING FEE - EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 7, 2005

Friday, January 21, 2005

On December 8, 2004, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005, which included a provision increasing the civil filing fee by $100.00, to $250.00. This change in the civil filing fee will become effective February 7, 2005, 60 days from the date the bill was signed into law by the President. The Act increased the filing fee for civil actions prescribed by 28 U.S.C. Section 1914(a) from $150.00 to $250.00. The civil filing fee was last increased in 1996 when it was adjusted from $120.00 to $150.00. The filing fee for a writ of habeas corpus will continue to be $5.00.

AVAILABILITY OF UNREDACTED TRANSCRIPTS
Unredacted transcripts are now available at the Omaha and Lincoln courthouses on the Public PCs during the five (5) day redaction period. Access at the clerk's office is subject to the normal charges for copies of those documents-10 cents per page to print from the public terminal and 50 cents to copy. Viewing without copying is free. Access from the court reporter is at the normal rate for the type of copy ordered.

Thank you,
United States District Court Clerk's Office

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk's Office at (402) 661-7350.