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Motion to Extend Time to File Bill of Costs

Service Description


A Motion to Extend Time to File Bill of Costs is a formal request to the court for additional time to submit a bill of costs, which outlines the expenses incurred during litigation that the prevailing party seeks to recover from the losing party.


To file this motion, you must review the court’s rules and guidelines regarding the filing of bills of costs and understand the specific procedures for requesting an extension of time.

How to Draft:

  • Start with a clear statement of your request for an extension of time to file a bill of costs.
  • Provide detailed reasons for needing additional time, such as incomplete accounting, delayed receipt of invoices, or other significant reasons.
  • Specify the amount of additional time requested.
  • Ensure that the motion complies with the court’s specific rules regarding format and content.


Once the motion is drafted, file it with the court clerk, paying any necessary fees. Serve copies to all involved parties as per court rules. The court will then review the motion and make a decision based on its merits.


Filing a Motion to Extend Time to File Bill of Costs is essential when you need additional time to accurately account for and submit your litigation expenses. By understanding the court’s requirements, carefully preparing your motion, and following proper filing procedures, you increase your chances of having the motion granted and ultimately securing your right to recover costs.