Electronic Payment Information
Effective August 1, 2014, the Sixth Circuit accepts electronic fee payments through Pay.gov, the federal government's secure online payment system. A filer accesses Pay.gov through the CM/ECF document-filing system. Users must register for a Sixth Circuit CM/ECF account to pay fees by credit/debit or ACH payment. Once logged into CM/ECF, the system utilizes Pay.gov, the federal government's secure online payment system, for submission of payments. See the instructions below.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit only accepts checks, money orders, credit cards, and cash to pay court fees and services. Checks and money orders shall be made payable to:
Clerk, United States Court
Cash is only accepted in person, do not mail cash. Cash payments must be for the exact amount because the court cannot make change.
Notice to Customers Paying by Check
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the court to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.