CURRENT POST JUDGMENT RATE INFORMATION
The post judgment interest rate is the weekly average one-year constant maturity Treasury yield, as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, for the calendar week preceding the date of the judgment (unless that day is a holiday in which case the rate is published on the next business day). In cases where the judgment date is the same as the release date, select the prior week’s release rate. Interest rate releases are considered to be issued at the close of business on the date of release. Rates for judgments entered before December 21, 2000, are based on the auction of 52-week T-bills.
The types of judgments generally fall under one of three statutes:
- 28 U.S.C. § 1961 governs civil and bankruptcy adversary judgment interest;
- 18 U.S.C. § 3612 (f)(2) governs criminal judgments or sentences; or
- 40 U.S.C. § 3116 governs deficiency judgments in condemnation proceedings.
The rate is utilized differently under each of the above-referenced statutes. To determine how to apply a rate to a particular judgment, statutory references should be checked for the latest changes using reliable statutory databases such as Westlaw, Lexis, or other appropriately maintained sources of the U.S. Code.
HISTORICAL POST JUDGMENT INTEREST RATES
Information about historical rates, including identifying the rate for last week, can be found by visiting the Federal Reserve website and preparing a Data Download package. Please use these instructions to prepare the Data Download package.
CORRECTION TO HISTORICAL POST JUDGMENT INTEREST RATES
The Court learned possible errors were contained in its published post judgment interest rates. Corrected rates between October 2016 and December 2019 are identified in this table.