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Refunds of Electronically Paid Fees

To request a refund of a duplicate fee payment, use the CM/ECF event titled Request for Refund of Fees Paid Electronically. For more information about the Court's policy on refunds, refer to Standing Order 2011-9. Click here to view a Sample Request for Refund of Pay.gov Payment.

Instructions for Attorneys

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Log into CM/ECF using your Court issued, attorney specific login and password, then click the Search button on the main blue toolbar.

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Type Request for Refund in the Search Menus and Events box, then click the Search button.

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Click on the Request for Refund of Fees Paid Electronically event on the search results page.

NOTE: You can also locate the event by clicking Civil > Other Filings > Request Refund of Filing Fee Paid Electronically.

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Enter the case number and click the Find This Case button.

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Click the Next button.

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Select the name of the party filing the refund request, then click the Next button.

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Click the checkbox for the document to which the refund request should be linked, then click the Next button.

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Click the Choose File button to open the file upload window.

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Locate the PDF file of your Request for Refund form, and double click the file name or click the Open button to upload the file as the Main Document.

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Follow the same steps to upload the Notice of Electronic Filing and Pay.gov Receipt as attachments. Click the Choose File button to open the File Upload window, locate the correct file, and double click the file name or click the Open button to attach each file. Enter the name of the attachment in the Description box. When you have finished uploading the main document and attachments, click the Next button.

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Click the Next button.

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Confirm that the correct files were attached, then click the Next button to complete the filing.

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The Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) confirms that your request was successfully filed. The NEF shows your case number, the document number assigned to your Request for Refund, and the docket text associated with your filing.

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NOTE: A Clerk’s Notice of Pay.gov Refund will be sent to you after the refund is processed by the Court. The timing of the refund on your credit card will vary by financial institution.

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