The Court of Appeals Miscellaneous Fee Schedule sets appellate court fees and exemptions. Fees are paid to the clerk of the appellate or originating court at the time of the transaction.
- The United States is generally exempt from fees. However, if a document or recording is available through remote electronic access, the United States must pay applicable fees for reproductions requested from the court.
- Agencies and individuals providing services authorized by the Criminal Justice Act, and bankruptcy administrators, are exempt from all fees.
The Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule sets the fees and exemptions for electronic access to court documents. Electronic access fees are managed by the PACER Service Center, which bills users quarterly for electronic access.
- Persons providing services under the Criminal Justice Act are exempt from payment of electronic access fees and should obtain an exempt account for use in CJA cases.
Any fees due to the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, may be paid by check, cash or credit card. Checks are made payable to "Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals" and mailed to: Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1100 East Main Street, Suite 501, Richmond, Virginia, 23219.