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Except as specified in our Rules, all complaints and other pleadings before the STB require a filing fee payable at the time the complaint is filed.

We accept payment by credit card, check or money order, made payable to the Surface Transportation Board. Fees are not refundable.
The STB accepts E-Filing of certain documents.

A Schedule of Fees is found at Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations per revised Part 1002.2 (a)(3) .

There is an hourly fee for search and review pursuant to 49 C.F.R. § 1002.1(g). A listing of the hourly fees by employee grade level is available at

Application to Open an Account for Billing Purposes

For assistance in determining a particular fee, call 202-245-0350, or contact the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at 202-245-0238.