A party may deposit money
in the court registry under Fed. R. Civ. P. 67(a) only by court order.
to Deposit Money
party seeking to deposit money in the court registry must complete the
(1) file a motion
for leave to make the deposit using the requested relief in CM/ECF;
(2) attach a copy
of a completed Registry
Deposit Information Form as an exhibit to the motion for leave to make the deposit;
(3) submit a
proposed order specifying the amount of money to be deposited to the judge’s
proposed order inbox.
The Clerk will administer
money deposited into the court registry pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
Registry Investment System
Clerk will deposit all registry money in the Court Registry Investment System
(CRIS) of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts pursuant to General
Clerk will deposit all interpleader money deposited pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1335 in the CRIS Disputed
Ownership Fund pursuant to General
(3) Funds will not begin to accrue interest until they have
cleared with the Treasury.
of CRIS Funds
Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is the custodian of
the CRIS funds and may, without further order of the court :
fees based on the District
Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule;
and pay federal taxes on Disputed Ownership Funds; and
income from fund investments after assessing fees.
The Court’s order for disbursement of invested registry funds must
include the name and address of the payee(s) in addition to the total amount of
principal and interest. If the amount of interest is not known, the
order shall read “principal plus interest” which will be disbursed to each
In order for the Clerk to comply with the IRS Code and the rules
thereunder, payees receiving interest must provide a W-9 Taxpayer Identification and
to the Clerk’s Office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior
to the disbursement from the invested account.
In criminal cases, where funds are deposited pre-judgment,
the Clerk shall withdraw and apply any interest earned towards the criminal
financial obligations imposed against the defendant absent a court order
directing otherwise. Should the
principal amount deposited with the Clerk fully satisfy the criminal financial
obligations imposed, the Clerk shall distribute any earned interest to the
United States Crime Victims Fund absent a court order entered at the time of
sentencing directing otherwise.
Amended October 23,
2017 and March 22, 2019