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Filing an Appeal

Appeal Clerks
(206) 370-8400
Mon-Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

To order transcripts of cases for purposes of Appeal, please contact the Court Reporter who attended the hearing here


In addition to the documents below, the Clerk's Office will require either a $605 filing fee (paid at the time of filing) or an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.

Before filing, please review the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Ninth Circuit Local Rules.


Filing a Civil Appeal


Filing a Criminal Appeal


Appeal Filing Fee

The appeal filing fee is $605, including docketing fee, and can be paid online through if you are a CM/ECF registered user and file electronically. You will have the option of paying the filing fee with a credit card or bank account debit at the time of filing

The Clerk's Office also accepts payment by check or money order. Please see Paying Fees for more information.


Appealing In Forma Pauperis
You may apply for a waiver of the filing fee by submitting an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.

If In Forma Pauperis has been granted in your case at the district court level, you do not need to file an Application for IFP at this time. The Ninth Circuit Court will review your financial status and determine if you continue to qualify.