As of December 1, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Courts are increasing certain court filing fees.
Written by Your Upsolve Team.
Updated November 15, 2021
As of December 1, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Courts are increasing certain court filing fees, including the Chapter 7 filing fee.
If your case is filed before 12/1, the old filing fee amount remains in effect.
Keep in mind that “filed” in this context means the day your petition was “received and processed by the court” and not “the day you mailed it out” or the “day you signed the forms.”
📢 If your case is filed on or after 12/1, you’ll be required to pay the new (increased) amount. So, be sure to keep an eye on the calendar. You don’t want to end up getting a deficiency (or worse, an order dismissing your case) because you’re $3 short on your filing fee.
The court filing fee for amendments to creditor schedules (i.e. to add a creditor) is also going up. As with the petition, if you file an amendment to your Schedules D or E/F on or after 12/1, you'll be required to pay the higher amount.
Here is what the new amounts look like:
|Filing Fee for||Filed by 11/30/2020||Filed on or after 12/1/2020|
|Chapter 7 petition||$335||$338|
|Adding a creditor||$31||$32|