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Randall R. Rader
Chief Judge

Daniel E. O’Toole
Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court

Paying Court Filing Fees Electronically

Effective Monday, September 16, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will implement a system to permit electronic payment (Pay.gov) of Court fees in Case Management /Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF).

CM/ECF system features linked with Pay.gov are available for use by attorneys on a temporary, optional basis until the system is further validated.  

The features of Pay.gov include:

  • Attorney admission payment;
  • Payment for Certificates of Good Standing and Duplicate Admissions Certificates;
  • Payment of copy fees, certification of documents, tapes of oral argument, microfiche copies;
  • Submission; and payment of new cases (not NOAs filed at the district court level) including Agency Petition or Notice of Appeal; a Petition for Writ of; Mandamus; a Petition for Other Miscellaneous Writ; etc.;
  • Payment of filing fees on previously opened cases.

Mandatory usage of Pay.gov with CM/ECF may occur within 90 days; Refer to the Court’s CM/ECF web page for further information.

For instructions on these new features, see How to Pay Court Fees Online Using Pay.gov or the CM/ECF User Guide.

To view our past announcments, please visit the archives