How much is the fee to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy? 29 Answers as of January 15, 2014

I read online that I can apply to waive this fee, but I was curious how much the fee is. I found some figures online, but they were last updated in 2013. Did the fee change in 2014?

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The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
$306 filing fee but most judges will not approve it unless you are truly destitute.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 1/15/2014
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law | David R. Fondren
The filing fees have not changed yet. They will update the website when they do.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 1/9/2014
Hoang & Tran PLLC | Adam Tran
$306
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/8/2014
Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
$306. Your income should not exceed 150% of poverty level and you must not have available resources to pay the fee.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 1/9/2014
Kirby G. Moss PC | Kirby G. Moss
Court costs are $306 and can be waived by the Court in very limited circumstances. It hasn't changed recently.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 1/9/2014
    Lynch Law Offices, P.C. | Roseanne N. Lynch
    The fees vary with attorneys and can be a flat fee for a full service. Some attorneys charge for basic filings and charge extra for other matters that might arise. I think what you are reading is that you may have the court filing fee waived, which are $306 (Northern District of Illinois) to file the case. There is also a cost for the credit counseling and that can be taken for free at various locations. It is extremely difficult to get the court filing fees waived because as you can imagine, all applicants are in dire financial circumstances. The fees did change in early 2013.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Law Office of Shawn N. Wright | Shawn N. Wright
    The court filing fee for a Chapter 7 case is still $306, but it is difficult to get the Court to waive this fee. You have to file a motion, and depending on your judge, your monthly income will have to be below a certain threshold, usually around the poverty line. Basically, the Courts around the country do not like to waive these fees, because of part of the fee ($60) goes to the Chapter 7 Trustee as his or her fee in your case, and this deprives the Trustee of their livelihood.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc. | David VanDyke
    The current court filing fee for filing a chapter 7 is $306 and $281 for a chapter 13
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    William Bidwell, Attorney at Law | Bill Bidwell
    You can represent yourself in bankruptcy. You are responsible for court costs.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    No recent change to filing fees - still $306 but many attorneys also add in the cost to obtain the due diligence credit report & the cost for pre-bankruptcy credit counseling.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    LAW OFFICES OF CRAIG BURNETT | Craig Alan Burnett
    The filing fee in Chapter 7 is $306. You can apply to have it waived, but it cannot be waived if you have hired an attorney to represent you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Goldsmith & Guymon
    Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
    Attorneys fees range between $800-$2500, including or excluding filing fees. The filing fee to the court is $306. If you meet the requirements, the fee may be waived by the court. The requirements have not changed in 2014.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C.
    Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C. | Stuart M. Nachbar
    Chapter 7 Petition $306.00 Inclusive of $46 Misc. Administrative and $15 Trustee Fee Chapter 9 Petition $1213.00 Inclusive of $46 Misc. Administrative Fee Chapter 11 Petition - Non-Railroad $1213.00 Inclusive of $46 Misc. Administrative Fee Chapter 12 Petition $246.00 Inclusive of $46 Misc. Administrative Fee Chapter 13 Petition $281.00 Inclusive of $46 Misc. Administrative Fee Chapter 15 Petition $1213.00 Inclusive of $46 Misc. Administrative Fee
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Mark S Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC
    Mark S Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC | Mark Cherry
    The current fee payable to the United States Bankruptcy Court is $306.00 for Chapter 7 filings in NJ
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
    The filing fee for Chapter 7 is $306.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Law Offices of Marc Weinberg | Marc Weinberg
    Filing fee is $306. If you use a non-attorney to prepare the petition by law they can not charge more than $200. Attorney's fees are usually based upon the complexity of the case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/8/2014
    Elkington Law
    Elkington Law | Sally Elkington
    $306
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/8/2014
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