Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Court Fees Added, Increased by District, Bankruptcy Courts

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Court Fees Added, Increased by District, Bankruptcy Courts

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Service and material fees have gone up, and new fees have been added at the U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oklahoma.

The judicial conference, on the recommendation of the Committee on Court Administration, approved revisions to the miscellaneous fee schedules for the courts.

"New fees have been added along with raising the prices of fees already in effect," said Walter Mounts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk. "Not too many people are going to be happy with the fees."

The new fee income will go into the U.S. Treasury to help pay for the time and money that goes into the research and materials, Mount said.

District and bankrucpty courtfees include:

- Microfilm or microfiche of court record - $3 each, new fee.

- Retrieval of record from Federal Record Center, National Archives, or storage location removed from courts' place of business - $25, new fee.

- Check paid into court returned for lack of funds - $25, new fee.

Increased fees in both district and bankrupcty courts:

- For filing or indexing any paper not in a case or proceeding for which a filing fee has been paid, including registering a judgement from another district - $20, up from $10.

- For certifying any document or paper, whether the certification is made directly on the document or by separate instrument - $5, up from $2.

- For reproducing any record or paper - 50 cents per page. This fee shall apply to paper copies made from either original documents or microfiche or microfilm reproductions of the original records.

- For reproduction of magnetic tape recordings, either cassette or reel-to-reel - $15 including the cost of materials. …

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