Filing Information - Filing Procedures



Guide for Filing a Notice of Appeal (Civil or Criminal)

Notice of Appeal Please submit an original and two copies of the notice of appeal for filing. (If you desire a file-stamped copy for your records, please submit an additional copy.) The notice of appeal should specifically state which order or judgment is being appealed.

Documents presented for filing must comply with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Local Rules of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Local Rules of the Northern District of Texas.
Service The appeals coordinator will send a copy of the notice of appeal to all parties on the case either by facsimile transmission or by first class mail.
Court Fees The appellate filing fee is $505.00 Make checks payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."
Transcript A transcript order form must be submitted for filing even if a trial or hearing was not held. Transcript order forms and CJA-24 Authorizations and Vouchers (used for appointed counsel in criminal cases only) may be obtained from the Clerk's Office. Procedures for Requesting Transcripts

If you need further information, you may contact the appeals section of the District Clerk's Office at 214.753.2174, the Fifth Circuit Clerk's Office in New Orleans at 504.589.6514, or the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC at 202.633.6570.