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Home | Attorneys | Electronic Payment Instructions

How To File Requests in CM/ECF And Pay The Associated Fees Through Pay.gov

An attorney may file electronically various document and other requests in CM/ECF and pay electronically the associated fees through Pay.gov.

 

The requests and fees filed and paid using CM/ECF's Pay Other Fees option are as follows:

 

  • Request for a Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of documents
  • Request for record retrieval
  • Request for record search
  • Reproduction of record under FRAP 30(f) or LR 30.1 (when no appendix required)
  • Request for reproductions of argument tapes, CDs, etc.
  • Request for document reproduction
  • Request for slip opinion

1.     Log in to CM/ECF. (A Mac user can click here; a PC user can click here).

 

2.     Click on the Utilities tab on the CM/ECF home page. Select Pay Other Fees from the pull-down menu, then select from the sub-menu the type of request filed. The example below is a request for a record search.

 

Startup page

 

 

The Record search screen opens. The fee amount appears on the screen.

 

Fee amount highlighted

 

 

3.     To upload the record search request PDF, click on the Browse... button to the right of the blank Document box.

 

.Browse highlighted

 

 

The Select PDF document screen opens for selecting the document to upload.

 

Use the Look in pull-down menu at the top of the Select PDF document screen to navigate to the document for upload. Click on the file name of the document so that the file name appears in the File name near the bottom of the screen. Click the Open button near the bottom right of the screen.

 

Select PDF document

 

 

The file name appears in the Document box on the Record search screen.

 

Document highlighted

 

 

Type a brief description of the uploaded document in the Description box.

 

Description highlighted

 

5.     Click the Pay Now and Submit button.

 

Note: To insure that the separate browser window opens, before clicking the Pay Now and Submit button, open the browser and either disable the browser's pop-up blocker or add this URL to the browser's list of trusted sites or exceptions: https://www.pay.gov/.

 

Pay now and submit

 

 

Note : If a filer fails to upload any document before clicking the Pay Now and Submit button, the following message pops up, and the filer cannot proceed.

 

Document required dialog box


 

6.     Pay.gov now opens in a browser window for entering payment information. Many of the fields are filled automatically with information associated with the filer's CM/ECF account. An attorney may pay directly from a business or personal bank account (ACH) or by credit or debit card (PC).

 

Paying from a bank account

 

a.     Enter all requested information under Option 1: Pay Via Bank Account (ACH). Select the Account Type from the pull-down menu. All account and contact information must be entered in the boxes marked with red asterisks.

 

b.     When all requested information is entered, click the Continue with ACH Payment button.

 

Continue with ACH payment

 

 

c.     The Authorize Payment screen opens. Review the information entered to ensure its accuracy. If any information is incorrect, click Edit this information to make changes.

 

To receive an email confirmation of the payment, enter and confirm the filer's email address in the designated boxes below the payment-summary information.

 

To authorize the payment, click in the check box above the authorization and disclosure agreement. A green check mark appears in the check box.

 

Authorization and disclosure

 

 

d.     Scroll down to the Submit Payment button below the authorization and disclosure agreement. Click the Submit Payment button to complete the payment.

 

Submit payment

 

 

The next screen verifies that the payment is completed and the records search request submitted. To retain a record of the payment, click on the hyperlink to print the receipt.

 

Print receipt

 

Click the Close Window button to close the browser and return to CM/ECF.

 

Paying by credit or debit card

 

To pay by credit or debit card scroll down to Option 2: Pay Via Plastic Card (PC) on Pay.gov's online payment page

 

a.     Select the Card Type and enter all required information. All account and contact information must be entered in the boxes marked with red asterisks.

 

b.     When all required information is entered, click the Continue with Plastic Card Payment button at the bottom of the screen.

 

Continue with credit card payment

 

 

c.     The Authorize Payment screen opens. Review the information entered to ensure its accuracy. If any information is incorrect, click Edit this information to make changes.

 

To receive an email confirmation of the payment, enter and confirm the filer's email address in the designated boxes below the payment-summary information.

 

To authorize the payment, click in the check box near the bottom of the screen. A green check mark appears in the check box.

 

Click the Submit Payment button.

 

Submit payment

 

 

The next screen verifies that the payment is completed and the records-search request submitted. To retain a record of the payment, click on the hyperlink to print the receipt.

 

Print receipt

 

Click the Close Window button to close the browser and return to CM/ECF.

 

 

Last modified at 5/29/2013