Copy and Fee Requirements

The copy and fee requirements schedule has been revised as of Oct. 31, 2017.

 

Filing Type
Number of Copies 
– Paper Filings
Paper Version 
& Copies of 
Documents 
Electronically
Filed via PACFile†
FEE

Petition for Review or Petition for Review nunc pro tunc (Appellate Jurisdiction other than Finance and Revenue – C.D.)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$90.25

Petition for Review or Petition for Review nunc pro tunc (Finance and Revenue – F.R.)

original* + 2

1 paper version + 1 copy (2)†

$90.25

Petition for Review – Pa. R.A.P. 1311 Note

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$90.25

Petition for Permission to Appeal

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$90.25

Petition for Stay Pending Filing of Petition for Permission to Appeal (Pa. R.A.P. 1702(b))

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$90.25

Petition for Review (Original Jurisdiction – M.D.)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

 

Complaint

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Praecipe for Writ of Summons

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Petition to Set Aside Nomination Petition/Papers (Election Code)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Election Code)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Petition to Withdraw Candidacy (Election Code)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Petition for Enforcement

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Application for Issuance of a Subpoena

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$70.25

Assurance of Voluntary Compliance

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$55.25

Entry of Appearance

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Notice of Intervention

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Applications for Relief and Motions (general)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Praecipe (general)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Stipulation (general)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Status Report (general)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Preliminary Objections

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Answer or Reply to New Matter

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Motion for Summary Judgment, Judgment on the Pleadings or Summary Relief

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Discontinuance of Action (by praecipe or application)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Designation of Contents of  Reproduced Record (with statement of issues)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Extension of Time to File Brief – 1st request (by letter [IOP § 223] or application)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Extension of Time to File Brief

– 2nd request (by application)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$10.00

Extension of Time to File Brief

– 3rd or subsequent request (by application)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$25.00

Brief

original* + 3

1 paper version + 3 copies (4)†

No Charge

Reproduced Record

4 copies

1 paper version + 3 copies (4)†

No Charge

Application for Reconsideration of an Order of a Single Judge

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$15.00

Application for Reargument or Reconsideration (Panel or En Banc)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$15.00

Answer to Application for Reargument or Reconsideration (Panel or En Banc)

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Motion to Publish Opinion

original* + 1

1 paper version†

No Charge

Notice of Appeal to Supreme Court

original* + 1

1 paper version†

$90.25 payable to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

All filings must comply with the requirements of Pa. R.A.P. 124. Among other requirements, original paper filings must be unbound (but securely binder clipped); copies must be firmly bound. Please provide an additional copy and a self-addressed postage paid envelope if you wish to have a copy returned. 

* All paper documents filed with the Court are scanned, and an electronic image of the document is maintained in the Court's Electronic Records Management System (ERMS). To facilitate scanning, Pa. R.A.P. 124 requires that the paper original must be unbound. In addition to the required copies, parties filing paper documents are encouraged (but not required) to file an electronic copy of every paper document in PDF format on a disc, flash drive, or similar electronic medium in accordance with the following system requirements: 

  • The filing should be accompanied by an averment that the material on the electronic medium is an accurate and complete representation of the paper original. 
  • Documents created in PDF format should be saved in standard quality. 
  • Uploading documents directly from the electronic medium into ERMS provides the cleanest, sharpest, most accurate representation of the original paper document. Therefore, when possible, the electronic file should be made by converting the word processing document directly to PDF. If a paper document must be scanned, it should be scanned using 300 dpi for black and white and 200 dpi for color. 
  • Separate paper documents must be provided as separate electronic documents. For example, a separate brief and reproduced record should be separate electronic documents on the electronic medium. 
  • Name electronic documents clearly, such as Brief for Appellant. Use only letters, numbers, dashes, and spaces in naming. 
  • Mark the electronic medium with the Commonwealth Court docket number, name of party, and name of filing(s). If using a disc, write on the disc with a permanent marker or print directly onto the disc; do not use mailing labels or other adhesive labels on the disc. 

† See Pa. R.A.P. 125, which authorizes electronic filing through the PACFile electronic filing system. Within seven days of submission of a document electronically filed via PACFile, the filer must submit to the court a bound paper version of the electronic filing with as many bound copies as the court requires. To ensure that the paper version submitted is the same as the electronically filed document, the paper version should be a printed copy of the electronically file-stamped document that was returned to the filer after acceptance by PACFile.