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How To Pay Court Fees Online Using Pay.gov

Introduction

 

Effective January 3, 2012, the Second Circuit accepts electronic fee payments through Pay.gov, the federal government's secure online payment system. A filer accesses Pay.gov through the CM/ECF document-filing system.

 

New rules promulgated by the Second Circuit require an attorney to submit an admission or an admission-renewal application through CM/ECF and simultaneously pay the corresponding fee electronically through Pay.gov. LR 46.1(c) .

A filer may remit electronically the fee for filing a petition for review, writ petition, or records or other similar request, but electronic payment is not required.

 

Basic Instructions

 

The process for submitting a document in CM/ECF and paying the associated fee in Pay.gov as a single transaction is the same regardless of the type of fee being paid.

 

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

Note:If the filer is a new attorney seeking admission to the Second Circuit bar, the filer must first register as a CM/ECF filer in PACER. Contact Attorney Admissions with any issues regarding registration.

 

2.     Click on the Utilities tab on the menu toolbar on the CM/ECF startup page. Select Bar Admission, Bar RenewalPay Other Fees, Petition for Review, or Writ Petition to submit the appropriate application, petition, or request and pay the corresponding fee.

 

Startup screen 

 

 

3.     Select the appropriate fee type from the pull-down menu. The fee amount appears on the screen and cannot be changed by the filer.

4.     Upload the document to CM/ECF and type a brief description of the document. Upload any supporting documents.

 

5.     Click the Pay Now and Submit [Document] button at the bottom of the screen. Pay.gov opens in a separate browser window.

 

Note: To insure that the separate browser window opens, before clicking the Pay Now and Submit [Document] 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/.

 

6.     Fill in the required payment information in Pay.gov. Based on the filer's login and the fee-type selected in CM/ECF, some of the payment information will be filled in automatically.

7.     When all the required payment information is entered in Pay.gov, click the Submit Payment button.

 

Instructions for particular documents and fees

  • For instructions on submitting an attorney admission application and paying the admission fee, click here.
  • For instructions on submitting a corrected attorney admission application after paying the admission fee, click here.
  • For instructions on filing an admission renewal application and paying the renewal fee, click here.
  • For instructions on submitting a corrected admission renewal application after paying the renewal fee, click here.
  • For instructions on using the Pay Other Fees option to submit a request (e.g., record retrieval or request for a CD of oral argument) requiring a fee payment, click here.
  • For instructions on filing a petition for review and paying the fee, click here.
  • For instructions on filing a petition for a writ of mandamus or prohibition or other extraordinary writ, and paying the fee click here.
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    Last modified at 1/11/2012