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Press Release
September 28, 2007

National Archives Adjusts Court Records Copy Fees

Washington, DC…The fees are being changed to reflect current costs of providing the reproductions. This is the first fee increase in more than a decade.

As of October 1, 2007, fixed-fee packages for reproductions of commonly-requested court records using the National Archives order forms will be as follows:

Type of Record

Order Form

Fee

Small Packages:

Bankruptcy – Preselected Documents:

  • Discharge of Debtor (or Order of Dismissal or Final Decree)
  • Voluntary Petition
  • Summary of Debts and Property
  • Schedules D, E and F

NATF Form 90

$25.00

Bankruptcy – Docket Sheet

NATF Form 90

$25.00

Civil – Docket Sheet

NATF Form 91

$25.00

Criminal – Preseleted Documents:

  • Commitment or Probation/Commitment Order or Sentence
  • Indictment

NATF Form 92

$25.00

Criminal – Docket Sheet

NATF Form 92

$25.00

Court of Appeals – Docket Sheet

NATF Form 93

$25.00

Large Packages:

Bankruptcy – Entire Case File

NATF Form 90

$70.00

Civil – Entire Case File

NATF Form 91

$70.00

Criminal – Entire Case File

NATF Form 92

$70.00

Court of Appeals – Entire Case File

NATF Form 93

$70.00

Entire Case Files that exceed 150 pages will be billed as a large package ($70.00) plus a labor charge billed in 15-minute increments. Large packages that exceed one box will also incur a $10.00 handling fee for each additional box.

Walk-in customers may request case files at National Archives facilities, flag documents within the case file, and request individual copies of these documents. This service will cost $0.90 per page with a $10.00 minimum handling fee for each box retrieved. This option is not available to off-site customers.

For fastest service, off-site requestors are encouraged to use NARA’s Order Online!. Requests can also be made via U.S. Mail or fax by submitting the appropriate forms found on our Access to Bankruptcy and Other Court Case Files web pages, along with the correct payment. For additional information about Court copies send an e-mail to: frc@nara.gov or call 301-837-3176.

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For Press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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