Filing Information - Filing Procedures



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

Notice of Appeal

The notice of appeal should specifically state which order or judgment is being appealed and the court to which the appeal is taken. It must also comply with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Local Rules of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (or other court of appeals if applicable) and the Local Rules of this court.

To docket it electronically, use the Notice of Appeal event in ECF.

Service The appeals coordinator will send a copy of the notice of appeal to all parties that did not receive electronic notice.
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. 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.