Electronic Public Access (EPA) Scheduled Fee Change 7/1/06

**The Judicial Conference has approved amendments to the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule effective July 1, 2006.
The amendments establish two new fees and increase the existing fee for searches by the PACER Service Center staff.
The below is a description of the fee changes.**

For electronic access to court data via dial up service: $.60 per minute charge.

 

For electronic access to court data via a federal judiciary Internet site: $.08 per page, with the total for any document, docket sheet, or case-specific report not to exceed the fee for thirty pages– provided however that transcripts of federal court proceedings shall not be subject to the thirty-page fee limit.

The 30 page cap on case-related documents and reports (excluding transcripts) will remain in effect. However, the maximum cost will be $2.40.

 

Attorneys of record and parties in a case (including pro se litigants) receive one free electronic copy of all documents filed electronically, if receipt is required by law or directed by the filer. No fee is owed under this provision until an account holder accrues charges of more than $10 dollar in a calendar year.

 

For printing copies of any record or document accessed electronically at a public terminal in the courthouse: $.10 per page. This fee shall apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the record requested is remotely available through electronic access.

 

** A fee of $.50 per page has been established for the PACER Service Center to reproduce on paper any record of a PACER account. This fee shall also apply to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the paper relates to the requester’s account and is remotely available through electronic access.

 

**A fee of $45 has been established for checks that are returned to the PACER Service Center for lack of funds.

 

**For every search of court records conducted by the PACER Service Center: $26 dollar fee.