Pay Filing Fee for Docketed Case

Docketing fees for cases that have already been assigned a Fourth Circuit case number may also be paid by credit card through CM/ECF.

  1. Turn off pop-up blockers in your browser.
  2. Log in to CM/ECF.
  3. Select Filing.
  4. Enter the case number.
  5. In the Type of Document box, type Pay.
  6. The list of available events will narrow.  
  7. Select Pay original proceeding filing fee or Pay petition for review filing fee, as appropriate.
  8. Select Continue.
  9. Docket Screen

  10. Select the Filer.
  11. Select Continue.
  12. Pay Fee

  13. Select Continue again.
  14. Select Pay Fee.
  15. Pay Fee2

  16. The Manage My Account window will open in PACER (Note:  You may be required to enter your PACER password before this screen appears).
  17. Review the payment amount and Select a Payment Method.
  18. Manage My Account

  19. Select Next.
  20. Complete the Court Specific information.
  21.  Enter your email address for an email confirmation of the payment if it's not already populated.
  22. Check the Authorization box.
  23. Select Submit.
  24. Court Information

  25. The System will process your request.
  26. The Payment Successful window will appear.  NOTE:  Only click Submit if you are not redirected to CM/ECF.
  27. The redirect page will return to CM/ECF and provide the receipt.  Select Print to print the receipt.