of Filing Fees via the Internet
Last Updated: May 1, 2013
Electronic filers will pay
and track filing fees via the internet using ACH or credit card
To pay filing
fees via the Internet:
file the document that requires a filing fee, such as a bankruptcy
petition. When prompted "Are you paying via the Internet
[y or n]," type y. Or when prompted to enter the
receipt number, leave the
receipt field blank and select [NEXT]
to continue filing.
Note: If the fee is deferred or exempt, you must type
"defer" or "exempt" in the receipt field.
the Notice of Electronic Filing screen is displayed, the Electronic
Payment Screen appears listing all outstanding fees incurred
(for this case and any other cases with unpaid fees). You
may select Pay Now or Continue Filing. Remember you must pay all fees the same
day the transactions are made.
Do not use the Back button. Select either Continue
Filing or Pay Now.
If you select
Continue Filing, the charge is recorded and the payment
process is deferred. The next time you submit a filing
of any kind to any case, the Summary of Current Charges
will be displayed, showing all deferred charges along
with the new fee, if any.
Note: This feature is helpful when you are filing
documents for several cases. When filing the last document,
you can make one payment for all outstanding filing fees.
If you select
Pay Now, you are asked for your ACH or credit card to
pay the total of all outstanding fees.
the Pay Now button:
ACH or credit card information, the account number, and
the expiration date; then select [Continue].
On the Payment
Summary screen, click the Authorization check box; then
select [Make Payment].
If the payment
is authorized, CM/ECF generates a receipt for the filing fee.
Note: You can keep a copy of the receipt and use to
balance your ACH or credit card statement each month, or you
can run the Internet Payment History Report.
your account at any time, run the Internet
Payments Due Report.