Where to file bankruptcy during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In a Nutshell

Courts across the nation have had to figure out how to deal with the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Upsolve has gathered the most important information about accommodations made by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. To ensure you have the most up to date information for your court, we're including the relevant links as well as the court's general website address for your convenience.

Written by Upsolve Team.  
Updated July 22, 2020


Alabama Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Alabama, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Alabama State Guide.

Alabama - Middle District


What are the filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email  ❌ Online form 

Mail - pro se parties may mail to:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama, One Church Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

Dropbox

Pro se parties may file using the dropbox that is located in the space between two sets of doors in the main lobby. Make sure to place it in the Bankruptcy dropbox.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.almb.uscourts.gov/

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All 341 meetings scheduled through May 31, 2020 will be conducted telephonically. Formal notices will be sent by the Court and properly served on all parties on the matrix setting out the call-in number and code for the telephonic hearing. Please check the notice for each docket because the call-in number and access code may change based on the number of Section 341 meetings being held in the Middle District on a given day. As a reminder, to make the telephonic process as efficient as possible and to enable the trustee to verify a debtor’s identity, a copy of the debtor’s government issued identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.) MUST be sent to the trustee via email by 12:00 noon two business days before the 341 meeting.

Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective March 16, 2020 through May 1, 2020, all hearings noticed for the Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of Alabama will be held telephonically only. This applies to all divisions and all locations.


Alabama - Middle District: Bankruptcy Administrator's Guidance for in-person 341 meetings

All Section 341 Meetings scheduled through May 31, 2020 will be conducted telephonically. Neither the Trustee nor the Trustee’s staff will be present at the originally scheduled locations, nor will telephone access be provided at any physical meeting locations, nor will physical access to the Bankruptcy Administrator’s or any Trustees’ offices be permitted for these meetings. Instead, a call-in number and access code will be provided to all parties. Click here for more details.

Alabama - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Drop-off

Pro se parties may file during the Clerk’s Office office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.alnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

First Meeting of Creditors (Section 341) meetings will also be conducted away from the Bankruptcy courthouse(s) beginning March 23, 2020. You should not come to the courthouse for your First Meeting of Creditors (Section 341) meeting. Your meeting will be conducted telephonically by the Trustee in a location and manner determined by the U. S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama, J. Thomas Corbett, and the Trustees. Please contact your attorney, the debtor’s attorney, the U. S. Bankruptcy Administrator’s Office (205) 714-3830 or the Trustee assigned to the case for information regarding the First Meeting of Creditors (Section 341) meeting location and manner of appearance.

How is this court handling hearings?

In an effort to reduce the public’s and our staff’s exposure to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama will conduct all hearings by telephone rather than in person at the federal courthouses throughout the district. This change will start on the following dates for the following divisions and will continue for each docket until further notice:

  • Eastern Division (Anniston and St. Clair County Dockets) – March 30, 2020;

  • Northern Division (Decatur, Florence, and Huntsville Dockets) – March 23, 2020;

  • Southern Division (Birmingham Dockets) – March 23, 2020; and

  • Western Division (Jasper and Tuscaloosa Dockets) – March 24, 2020.

Alabama - Southern District


What are the filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mobile: US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama, 201 St Louis St., Mobile, AL 36602

Selma: US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama, 201 St Louis St., Mobile, AL 36602

Drop-off: Pro se parties may file during the Clerk’s Office office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. 

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.alsb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.alsb.uscourts.gov/news/public-notice-re-als-bankruptcy-court-operations-during-covid-19-outbreak

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Mobile: The following is the telephonic procedure for the Mobile Chapter 7 §341 docket beginning April 6, 2020. If for any reason a §341 meeting cannot be held, the Trustee’s office will adjourn the meeting to a later date.

A conference call-in number and access code arranged by debtor attorney last name is listed below. Meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and cases may be called at a time earlier or later than the time indicated on the §341 notice. However, for now we will try to follow the docket- i.e start with the 8:30am cases, then 10am, then 11am. So, you do not need to all dial in at 8:30 am- so review where you are on the docket; if me miss you or your client we will come back around. We will do the afternoon docket at 1pm, not 2pm. Please be advised that each Debtor examination will be recorded.

Selma: As you are aware, we continued the 341 cases set on March 20, 2020 to April 17, 2020. For the immediate future, we will be conducting the Chapter 7 341 cases by telephone conference call. Terrie Owens and myself will be in Mobile, and we are requesting that attorneys and their clients dial in to the conference call.

The following is the telephonic procedure for the Selma Chapter 7 §341 docket beginning April 17, 2020. If for any reason a §341 meeting cannot be held, the Trustee’s office will adjourn the meeting to a later date.

A conference call-in number and access code arranged by debtor attorney last name is listed below. Meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and cases may be called at a time earlier or later than the time indicated on the §341 notice. We will just go down the docket, so, you do not need to all dial in at 8:30 am- so review where you are on the docket; if I miss you or your client we will come back around. Please be advised that each Debtor examination will be recorded.

How is this court handling hearings?

Court hearings:

Until further notice or unless directed otherwise, the Court will ONLY hold telephonic hearings in all pending cases. 

Alaska Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Alaska, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Alaska State Guide.


What are the filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email  ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro Se Debtors and non-electronic filers should submit all filings and fees via mail. File documents and submit fee payments via mail or delivery to the Anchorage Office only. THE OLD FEDERAL BUILDING HAS BEEN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DUE TO THE CLOSURE THE BANKRUPTCY COURT'S DROP-BOX IS NOT ACCESSIBLE AT THIS TIME. The Fairbanks and Juneau locations are not accepting bankruptcy filings.

Email: Emergency filings may be allowed via email by contacting the Clerk's Office at (907)271-2655 option #2. The Clerk's Office will provide the process for submitting filings via email at akb_service@akb.uscourts.gov

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Fairbanks and Juneau.

Court website: https://www.akb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Pages:

https://www.akb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-court-operations

https://www.akb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-telephonic-hearing-information

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued to a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

No in-court trial or evidentiary hearing will be commenced before May 1, 2020, unless otherwise order by the court. All trial or evidentiary hearing dates currently scheduled during that period shall be vacated and shall be reset for scheduling conferences by separate order within the individual cases.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Arizona Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Alabama, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Arizona State Guide.


What are the filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox (no person-to person contact but you can all speak with the clerk by calling them from in the lobby)

The court has set up a drop box in the court lobby for in person filings. To enter the court house, you’ll have to pass through security and may need a picture ID, so make sure to have that handy. To submit documentation via the drop box, place it in an envelope, along with your payment in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. You will find blank cover sheets on the table by the dropbox. Complete the cover sheet and attach it to the envelope, then place everything in the dropbox. Your forms will be processed the next (business) day. This means your filing date will not be the day you drop everything off, but the following day. 

When will my case be filed? Filings should be processed by the next day. If you wish to follow up on your submission, you can call the Clerk's Office during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None. However, the court has imposed restrictions on who may enter the courthouse. No visitor shall be admitted to the Bankruptcy Courthouses in Phoenix or Tucson without a face-covering, which shall be worn at all times while in the courthouse. Face coverings will be provided to any visitor who does not have their own. These restrictions apply to anyone entering the courthouse and will remain in place until the Court determines that it is safe to remove them.

Court Website: http://azb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://azb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-updates

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All in-person 341 meetings scheduled through May 10, 2020 will be conducted as telephonic meetings. Notices including the call-in information are being sent in each case. The date of the meeting may change, which will be indicated on the notice. If you have not received a 341 notice with a telephonic hearing call-in number – please contact your trustee.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings have been changed to telephonic hearings through June 30, 2020 and all evidentiary hearings have been cancelled (vacated). If you haven’t received specific instructions on how to appear telephonically, you can find each judge’s call-in number and access code on their procedures page. You can find the name of your judge on the hearing notice or by checking the 2 - 3 letter code at the end of your case number. Those letters are your judge’s initials.

Updated: May 27, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Arkansas Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Arkansas, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Arkansas State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. 

Court locations closed due to COVID: Every effort will be made to keep the clerk’s offices open in both Little Rock and Fayetteville in order to conduct business as usual in processing and dealing with filed cases and proceedings.

Court Website: https://www.areb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the Office of the United States Trustee issued a Notice that all in-person section 341 meetings were continued to a later date after April 30, 2020. The United States Trustee has made arrangements for section 341 meetings to proceed telephonically. Click here for more details.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective immediately this 16th day of March, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas will and does hereby suspend all IN COURT hearings until further notice. This is, of course, in recognition of and deference to the possible pandemic ramifications of the COVID-19 virus. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

California Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in California, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our California State Guide.

California - Central District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ In Person ✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

In person: As of June 30, 2020, the court's public intake counters are open to accept in-person filings. The court does not accept cash for payment of the court filing fee and anyone not wearing a face covering without an approved medical exemption or anyone not observing posted social distancing rules may be refused service.

Online form (eSR): All petitions from self-represented parties through the mail or eSR are automatically granted a fee installment so that the full required filing fee is due no later than 10 days after the filing of the petition. eSR is an online tool to help individuals complete a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy petition when they have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney. Click here for more details. Note: eSR only initiates the filing process; pro se parties must send in additional documents with payments.

E-dropbox (filing that does not require payment of fee): The Electronic Drop Box is a tool available to self-represented litigants to enable them to upload court documents for filing that do not require a filing fee. Once you are determined to be eligible to use the Electronic Drop Box, the court will provide you with a link to upload your documents. After the court reviews the uploaded document it will be deemed filed with the court. Click here for more details. 

NOTE: A self-represented party filing a voluntary bankruptcy case must include the signed “Statement About Your Social Security Numbers” (Official Form 121) with the initial filing when mailing the documents. When filing a voluntary bankruptcy case through the court’s eSR program, the signed “Statement About Your Social Security Numbers” form must be mailed to the court within ten (10) days of filing, or the case will be dismissed. Is my court open: Yes, all divisions of the Court will be operating and holding hearings as usual but will conduct as many as possible telephonically.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/news/court-operations-during-covid-19-outbreak

June 30, 2020 Order regarding court operations.

Last Updated: July 6, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Due to developing issues associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the national emergency declaration by the President of the United States, all Section 341(a) Meetings of Creditors will be conducted telephonically effective immediately in order to avoid requiring personal appearances by parties.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings are taking place by telephone or video appearance through and including June 30, 2020. There will be no physical access to the United States Bankruptcy Court for any court hearings before June 30, 2020, absent a specific order so authorizing access by the presiding judge establishing the necessity of an in-person hearing.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

California - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email  ❌ Online form

Mail & Dropbox: The mailing addresses for bankruptcy case filings are:

For Sacramento and Modesto Division Cases: United States Bankruptcy Court, 501 I Street, Suite 3-200, Sacramento, CA 95814

For Fresno and Bakersfield Division Cases: United States Bankruptcy Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2501, Fresno, CA 93721

In bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings in which parties represent themselves (pro se litigants), those parties are strongly encouraged to file documents by mail. For those unable to file by mail, the court will provide drop boxes for filing inside the entrances to the Sacramento, Modesto, and Fresno courthouses. 

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Modesto Courthouse is currently under construction until June 30, 2020. During this time, all court hearings will be held in Sacramento. The Clerk’s Office in Modesto is open during construction.

Court Website: http://www.caeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Pages:

http://www.caeb.uscourts.gov/Corona.aspx

Chief Judge Sargis’ Notice of Restricted Courthouse Access and Required Telephonic Appearances for Counsel and Parties.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, due to concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the travel and meeting restrictions ordered by the State of California and local governmental entities, and General Order 612 issued by the District Court restricting access to the Federal Courthouses in this District; the Office of the United States Trustee announced the continuance of all meetings of creditors required under 11 U.S.C. § 341 (“341 Meetings”) scheduled through April 10, 2020. This General Order applies to all bankruptcy cases in which the date first set for the Initial Meeting of Creditors is scheduled on or after March 16, 2020, and the Initial 341 Meeting has been continued by the U.S. Trustee to a later date (“Continued Initial 341 Meeting”) due to COVID-19 travel and event restrictions, and General Order 612.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective immediately through June 1, 2020, (See General Order 617) all court hearings will be held telephonically, unless otherwise ordered by the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court. Telephonic appearances are arranged through a service called CourtCall. CourtCall is an independent business and is not part of the Federal Court. CourtCall has advised the court that it will provide attorneys with a reduced fee and will waive the telephonic appearance fee for pro se parties (those who are not represented by an attorney) until April 30, 2020, in light of the restricted courthouse access. The contact information for CourtCall to arrange for a phone appearance is: (866) 582-6878.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

California - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form 

Email: Pleadings by email should be sent to CANB-EMERGENCY-FILINGS@canb.uscourts.gov. Any document to be filed by email should be in PDF format and include the case name, case number, title of pleading, statement of relief requested, and signed. Please note if you email a document that requires a filing fee, you must submit the payment by mail or drop-box as explained below. Note: Registered ECF filers should not submit filings by email.

Mail: Pleadings and filing fee payments may be sent by U.S. Mail to: United States Bankruptcy Court, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, Mail Box 36099, San Francisco, CA 94102. Any document to be filed by mail should include the case name, case number, title of pleading, statement of relief requested, and be signed.

Dropbox: Pleadings and filing fee payments may be deposited into a drop-box available at the San Francisco Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Access to the building is available through the Turk St. entrance from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Individuals need valid government-issued identification to enter the building. A date stamp machine is provided with the drop-box. Documents will be picked up twice a week.

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: As of March 30, 2020, the Oakland, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Salinas, and Eureka/McKinleyville Courthouses are closed entirely to the public. Essential courthouse operations will be consolidated and relocated to the San Francisco Courthouse, until May 1, 2020. See Amended General Order 38.

Court Website: http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/content/page/court-operations-during-covid-19-outbreak

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The United States Trustee has continued all in-person meetings of creditors (also known as 341 Meetings) in this district through April 10, 2020. The continued dates of these meetings have not yet been set. The Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and Local Bankruptcy Rules establish certain deadlines in cases based on the date of these meetings. To accommodate the continuance of these meetings, the court issued Amended General Order 40 extending deadlines as set forth therein. See Amended General Order 40.

How is this court handling hearings?

Through May 1, 2020, all court hearings in all locations will be held by video or teleconference or will be decided on the pleadings. See Amended General Order 38.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

California - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email  ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may file by mailing documents to this address: 

Jacob Weinberger United States Courthouse, 325 West F Street, San Diego, California 92101

Drop-off: Pro se parties may file at the Clerk’s Office from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.casb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.casb.uscourts.gov/information-regarding-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-and-court-operations

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the United States Trustee Program (“USTP”) issued a notice that all in-person § 341 (“341”) meetings scheduled through April 10 were continued to a later date, unless telephonic or other alternative means of conducting the meeting were arranged which did not require personal appearance by the debtor. On April 1, 2020, the USTP extended this requirement to all cases filed through May 10, 2020.

All 341 meetings will be held telephonically. Follow instructions for date, time, and conference lines provided in Court Notice of Bankruptcy Case

  • Bring Documents. Debtors should have their bankruptcy documents available during the meeting of creditors in the event there are questions about the information in the documents. Failure to do so may result in a continuance of the meeting of creditors to a later date. 

  • No Recording. The meeting of creditors will be recorded by the trustee. Any other recordings are prohibited.

How is this court handling hearings?

In order to protect public safety, and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Court has implemented the following procedures for telephonic hearings. Unless otherwise directed by the specific Judge, all hearings will be held telephonically. Using this AT&T system is at no cost to the parties or the public


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Colorado Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Colorado, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Colorado State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

Mail : Pro se parties may file by mail: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 721 19th St., Denver, CO 80202. Dropbox : The Clerk’s Office drop box is available in the building lobby and can be accessed whenever the building is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. When the filing counter is open, the drop box is closed. The counter area is open, but not staffed. The court has pushed all "in person" filings to the drop box.

Online form : Pro se parties may use the Court’s I-File tool that is available at https://www.cob.uscourts.gov/electronic-services.

Lists of Creditors (also called the “Creditor Matrix”) may be prepared in the Clerk’s Office using the public computers or online using the Court’s Online List of Creditors tool, available at https://www.cob.uscourts.gov/electronic-services.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. All entrants, including judges, staff, security personnel, contractors, attorneys, parties, and others entering the courthouse must follow social distancing guidelines (keep six feet apart) and wear cloth face coverings or masks that cover nose, mouth, and chin while in common areas of the courthouse such as the Clerk’s Office, courtrooms, entryways, hallways, and restrooms. Details and all court entrance restrictions can be found here.

Copies will be provided by email as they are requested. Copies of Discharges are available using the Court’s Request Discharge Copy tool, available here.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.cob.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

Last Updated: May 16, 2020.

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors.

  • Do not appear at any of the physical locations on the dates listed here. All of the listed § 341 meetings will be held telephonically

  • Bring Documents. Debtors should have their bankruptcy documents available during the § 341 meeting in the event there are questions about the information in the documents. Failure to do so may result in a continuance of the § 341 meeting to a later date. 

  • No Recording. The § 341 meeting will be recorded by the trustee. Any other recordings are prohibited.

  • The chapter 7 and 13 § 341 meetings originally scheduled for the weeks of March 16 and March 23 have been continued. Please see here for the continued date and time.

  • Please see here for the date and time of the chapter 7 and 13 § 341 meetings originally scheduled from March 30 through April 30. 

How is this court handling hearings?

All non-evidentiary hearings will be conducted by telephone. All trials and evidentiary hearings will be conducted in person and require appearances in the courtroom, though affidavits are encouraged to increase social distancing. Attorneys are encouraged to file along with motions or objections affidavits and authenticated documentary evidence that may establish a prima facie case sufficient to enable the court to rule on the matter without live testimony, as appropriate. Parties are further encouraged to contact the relevant division a few days in advance of any trial or evidentiary hearing for updated information.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Connecticut Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Connecticut, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Connecticut State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Drop-off: The Clerk’s Office is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.ctb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Hearings Scheduled for the Period March 23, 2020 through April 10, 2020. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, all hearings and conferences scheduled to be held in any courthouse in the District of Connecticut )


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Delaware Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Delaware, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Delaware State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

Mail : Pro se parties may mail to:

824 Market ST N , 3rd Floor , Wilmington, DE 19801

Online form (emergency petition): Pro se parties may file using the emergency petition. Click here for more details.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating remotely.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: http://www.deb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.deb.uscourts.gov/covid-19

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings, status conferences, trials and any other matters scheduled to be held in open court (“Court Hearings”) that are not time sensitive are continued to a date to be determined on or after April 15, 2020. The presiding judge shall determine on a case basis whether Court Hearings are time sensitive. Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge, all Court Hearings that are held prior to April 15, 2020, shall be held telephonically and/or by video conference.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

District of Columbia Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Washington D.C., including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Washington D.C. State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to the Clerk's Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia is located in Room 1225 of the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse at 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Clerk's Office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except on federal holidays. The Courthouse, however, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a customer service, the Clerk's Office has installed a speedy filing box in the Courthouse.

Email & Dropbox: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it is advisable to minimize travel to the courthouse for the purposes of filing papers and appearing for hearings before the court. It is ordered that until further order of the court: 

(1) pro se parties (parties without counsel) may file papers in this court via electronic mail at: DCB_CMECF@dcb.uscourts.gov. Pro se parties should file urgent papers at: Emergency_Judge@dcb.uscourts.gov; and

(2) pro se parties may continue to file papers via the drop box at the entrance to the Bryant Annex on 3rd Street entrance to the courthouse. 

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.dcb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-response-information-and-announcements

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not advisable at this time to conduct meetings of creditors in person. It is ordered that for the period ending (and including) June 1, 2020, and effective upon the entry of this order: 

(1) section 341 meetings of creditors must be conducted telephonically and not in person; 

(2) the debtor must appear telephonically and testify under oath telephonically at the meeting of creditors; 

(3) all parties in interest shall comply with the instructions for telephonic section 341 meetings of creditors to be posted by the Clerk. 

It is further ordered that the period for which telephonic section 341 meetings will be required may be extended beyond June 1, 2020, and parties should check the court’s website to see if that occurs. 

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings before the court in proceedings in this court that are scheduled to occur on or prior to June 1, 2020, will be continued to a later date, consistent with District Court Standing Order No. 20-19 ¶ 4, except that the court may hold telephonic hearings for matters not requiring the taking of testimony.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Florida Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Florida, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Florida State Guide.

Florida - Middle District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Email: Pro se parties who wish to file a bankruptcy petition or other papers in any Division shall follow the procedures below. Pro se parties are strongly encouraged 2 to file bankruptcy petitions or other papers by email as there may be delays in the Court’s processing of petitions and papers filed by fax, U.S. Mail, or other delivery. Pro se parties may email a signed bankruptcy petition (including all supporting schedules) or other paper to the Court at the following email addresses: 

a. Jacksonville Division: flmb-intake-jacksonville@flmb.uscourts.gov

b. Orlando Division: flmb-intake-orlando@flmb.uscourts.gov

c. Tampa and Fort Myers Divisions: flmb-intake-tampa-ft-myers@flmb.uscourts.gov

Fax: Pro se parties may fax a bankruptcy petition or other paper by faxing a cover page including the party’s telephone number together with a signed copy of the bankruptcy petition (Official Form B101) or other paper to the fax number for the Division (designated below) in which they wish to file. 

a. Jacksonville and Orlando Divisions – (Fax) 904-301-6494 

b. Tampa and Fort Myers Divisions – (Fax) 813-301-5192

Mail: Pro se parties may file bankruptcy petitions and other papers in all Divisions by U.S. Mail or other delivery to the following addresses: 

a. Jacksonville and Orlando Divisions: U.S. Bankruptcy Court 300 North Hogan Street Suite 3-150 Jacksonville, FL 32202 

b. Tampa and Fort Myers Divisions: U.S. Bankruptcy Court 801 North Florida Avenue Suite 555 Tampa, FL 33602

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating, but the Clerk’s Office Intake Windows in all Divisions will remain closed until at least June 30, 2020. Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: http://www.flmb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

Updated: May 19, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

For cases in which the initial § 341 meeting was postponed (generally, cases in which the initial § 341 meeting was scheduled between March 17, 2020 and April 10, 2020) and until further notice in all newly filed cases, the Court will issue Notices of Case Filing that include information regarding the telephonic § 341 Meeting. The Notices of Case Filing will include the "dial in" telephone number for the appointed trustee or the U.S. Trustee's Office, a participant passcode, and the time of the telephonic meeting. This information will also be provided in notices of the Initial Debtor Interview in Chapter 11 and Subchapter V cases. Click HERE for instructions for accessing the telephonic § 341 Meetings and Initial Debtor Interviews.

How is this court handling hearings?

Judges in all Divisions will conduct all non-evidentiary hearings by telephone until at least June 30 and until further notice. Attorneys should arrange to appear via CourtCall or CourtSolutions as indicated on each judge's webpage (www.flmb.uscourts.gov). Both CourtCall and CourtSolutions have agreed to waive their charges for pro se parties. A party who is not represented by counsel and is unable to coordinate with CourtCall or CourtSolutions should contact the judge's courtroom deputy. Contact information is listed on each judge's webpage.

Effective March 31, 2020, the Middle District of Florida has updated its Telephonic Appearances Procedure, applicable in all Divisions. Parties appearing before the Court are urged to review the updated procedure. The following are important highlights:

  • If possible, parties appearing telephonically should use a landline rather than a cell phone. Parties shall not use cell phones while in public spaces or while driving or riding in an automobile. If a cell phone is used, parties shall ensure that they have a strong cellular phone system or use the Wi-Fi calling option on their phones.

  • When not addressing the Court, parties shall place their calls on "mute".

  • When addressing the Court, parties shall not use the speaker phone or the "hands-free" feature of their phones.

  • If the Court cannot understand an attorney attending a hearing by telephone, the Court may, in its discretion, continue the hearing, request the attorney to file a written argument, or rule on the matter before it without consideration of the attorney's statements.

Click HERE to review the Updated Telephonic Appearances Procedure.

Updated: May 19, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Florida - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email  ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Email:Pro se parties can e-mail to Filings@flnb.uscourts.gov, with the Pleadings attached in Portable Document Format (PDF). The Court will not read, consider, or respond to any text in the email itself and will only upload attached PDF files. If a self-represented filer is unable to attach PDF files to an email, the self represented filer should contact the Clerk’s Office at 866-639-4615 for instructions.

Fax:Pro se parties can fax to 850-532-5004.

Mail:Pro se parties can use U.S. Mail sent to the Office of the Clerk of Court, 110 East Park Avenue, Suite 100, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

Is my court open: Yes, but working remotely.

Court locations closed due to COVID: All Northern District of Florida courthouses are closed to the public except for:

  • Case participants required to attend in-person proceedings;

  • Commercial and USPS mail carriers; and

  • Any other exception approved by a judge or the Clerk of Court.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In light of the recommendations of the CDC regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, effectively immediately and until further notice, the United States Trustee for Region 21 has directed that all Meetings of Creditors under 11 U.S.C. § 341 in all bankruptcy cases, and all Initial Debtor Interviews in Chapter 11 and Subchapter V cases, be conducted by telephone conference.

For cases in which the initial § 341 meeting was postponed (generally, cases in which the initial § 341 meeting was scheduled between March 17, 2020 and April 10, 2020) and until further notice in all newly filed cases, the Court will issue Notices of Case Filing that include information regarding the telephonic § 341 Meeting. The Notices of Case Filing will include the "dial in" telephone number for the appointed trustee or the U.S. Trustee's Office, a participant passcode, and the time of the telephonic meeting. This information will also be provided in notices of the Initial Debtor Interview in Chapter 11 and Subchapter V cases. 

Click here for instructions for accessing the telephonic § 341 Meetings and Initial Debtor Interviews.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings will be conducted using CourtCall pursuant to Administrative Order 20-003, unless otherwise directed by the Court. Attorneys shall advise their clients NOT to appear at the courthouse.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Florida - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Email: The filing option referenced below MUST ONLY be used if a person not represented by a lawyer (self-represented) cannot timely mail documents to the Clerk’s Office. Pursuant to Administrative Order 2020-07 persons not represented by a lawyer will be permitted to file with the Clerk of Court, a bankruptcy petition or other documents in a pending case before this Court, by sending the petition or documents in PDF format to the Clerk by electronic mail (“electronic transmission”) to the following email address: FLSB-EMERGENCY-FILINGS@flsb.uscourts.gov

When will my case be filed? Documents that are electronically transmitted to the Clerk shall not be deemed to have been “FILED” until the filer receives an electronic reply by the Clerk confirming the filing and (if applicable) the case number. Documents electronically transmitted for filing after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday will be stamped “FILED” the next business day. 

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Effective as of Monday, March 30, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach divisions) will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for in-person filings and will not reopen until further notice. The Court will continue to process mail and CM/ECF registered users may continue to electronically file new cases and documents.

Court Website: https://www.flsb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.flsb.uscourts.gov/node/1195

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In light of the recommendations of the CDC regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and on a temporary basis, the United States Trustee for Region 21 has directed that all Meetings of Creditors under 11 U.S.C. § 341 in all bankruptcy cases, and all Chapter 11 Initial Debtor Interviews in Chapter 11 and Subchapter V cases be conducted by telephone conference. 

For cases in which the initial §341 meeting was postponed (generally, cases in which the initial § 341 meeting was scheduled after March 17, 2020), and until further notice in all newly filed cases, the court will issue Notices of Case Filing that include § 341 telephonic meeting information. The Notices of Case Filing will include the “dial in” telephone number for the appointed trustee or the U.S. Trustee’s Office, a participant passcode, and the date and time of the telephonic meeting. This information will also be provided in notices of the Initial Debtor Interview in Chapter 11 and Subchapter V cases. 

How is this court handling hearings?

The Court will ONLY hold telephonic hearings in all pending cases. All trials and evidentiary hearings will be rescheduled, except for evidentiary hearings typically held shortly after the filing of chapter 11 cases. Any motions to impose or extend the automatic stay will go forward by telephone. All previously noticed non-evidentiary hearings will take place as scheduled, but all parties MUST appear by telephone. Click here for more detail.

On May 21, 2020 the court entered Administrative Order 2020-09, amending Local Rule 9070-1 to implement requirements for mandatory e-filing of exhibits by registered CM/ECF users. This order also establishes a procedure and new electronic mailbox for a pro se party to submit exhibits in electronic format to the court. Click here to view the Instructions for Uploading and Filing Evidentiary Exhibits for Trial.

Updated: May 26, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Georgia Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Georgia, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Georgia State Guide.

Georgia - Middle District


What are the filing options in this district?

❌ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Email : Filers are encouraged to file electronically at EmergencyFilings@gamb.uscourts.gov.

Fax : Filers are encouraged to file electronically via fax at 478-752-8157 for the Macon Division and 706-649-7845 for the Columbus Division (except for Proofs of Claim).

Is my court open: No, the chourthouse is closed but the court is still operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Effective as of Monday, April 6, 2020 and until further notice, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia court facilities will temporarily suspend access to the general public.

Court Website: http://www.gamb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.gamb.uscourts.gov/USCourts/important-information-regarding-court-operations-during-covid-19-outbreak

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings of creditor scheduled in all divisions of the Middle District of Georgia (Albany, Athens, Columbus, Macon, and Valdosta) beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020 through Friday April 10, 2020 are RESET. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. A notice of reset section 341 meeting date will be issued by the Court. The Clerk of Court is directed to docket this order in each affected case and serve the reset notice on the debtor(s), debtor(s)’ counsel and all parties in interest.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective March 18, 2020 through April 30,2020, all hearings noticed for the bankruptcy court in the Middle District of Georgia will be held telephonically. This applies to all divisions and all court locations. In-person appearances at the courthouse by parties or their counsel are prohibited, absent extraordinary circumstances. Any request for an evidentiary hearing or proceeding shall be made during the telephonic hearing and the Court will make a determination.

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Georgia, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Georgia State Guide.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Georgia - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Fax

In March, this court issued an order allowing unrepresented filers to submit documents electronically. Effective August 5, 2020, the electronic filing options for unrepresented filers will be known as the “Emergency Filing System” and includes the following:

  • after submitting a bankruptcy petition electronically, an original signed hardcopy of the petition, including all schedules and statements must be submitted to the court within 14 days. If this is not done, the court may dismiss the case.

  • the hardcopy must include a copy of the filer's driver's license or other government issued ID.

  • There will no longer be a fax option for submitting petitions or pleadings to the Court. The fax number previously available (470) 372-4591 will be disabled.

  • Filing fees shall be mailed to the Atlanta Division in the form or money order or cashier's check.

  • On or about 9/1/2020, pro se filers will have the opportunity to use pay.gov for payment of filing fees. Please see the Court’s website for more information when that option is “live.”

  • Unrepresented filers may still submit their documents by U.S. Mail and by hand delivery.

For details see General Order 40-2020.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. As of July 1, 2020,  any person entering the courthouse must wear a face covering or mask that completely covers the wearer’s nose and mouth at all times while in the public areas of the courthouse unless the entrant is less than two years old.

Please review this order in its entirety for other entrance screening information. Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: http://www.ganb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.ganb.uscourts.gov/important-information-regarding-court-operations-during-covid-19-outbreak

Last Updated: July 31, 2020.

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled in all bankruptcy cases of the Middle District of Georgia (Atlanta, Gainesville, Rome and Newnan Divisions) beginning Tuesday March 16, 2020 through Friday April 10, 2020 are RESET. A notice of the reset section 341 meeting date will be issued by the Court. The Clerk of Court is directed to docket this order in each affected case and serve the reset notice on the debtor(s), debtor(s)’ counsel and all parties in interest.

How is this court handling hearings?

Beginning, Monday March 16, 2020, all hearings noticed for the bankruptcy court in the Northern District of Georgia will be held telephonically only unless arrangements have been made otherwise with chambers. This applies to the Atlanta, Gainesville, Rome and Newnan Divisions. The hearings will be held via AT&T call in numbers. You can find the dial in number and passcode on each “Judges’ Information” tab and on each judge’s webpage at www.ganb.uscourts.gov. When scheduling future hearings, please continue to schedule them for in person hearings, but add the following to the hearing notice: “Given the current public health crisis, hearings may be telephonic only. Please check the Important Information Regarding Court Operations During COVID-19 Outbreak tab at the top of the GANB Website prior to the hearing for instructions on whether to appear in person or by phone.”

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Georgia, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Georgia State Guide.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Georgia - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Email: If you are unable to access a courthouse due to the restrictions included in the Order and you are unable to file documents electronically using the CM/ECF system, you may scan and email your filing to the email address at: EmergencyFilingsUSBC@gas.uscourts.gov. If you file your documents using this emergency email address, you should: 

  • submit the document in PDF format; 

  • include a scanned copy of a government issued photo ID to confirm your identity; 

  • include your current email address and/or telephone number (for the Court to contact you if there are any issues with your filing); and 

  • call the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office (the “Clerk’s Office”) at the applicable number provided below to confirm that your filing was received.

Dropbox: If you enter a courthouse to file a document or make a payment to the Clerk, and you are not subject to any of the restrictions included in the Order, you should use the U.S. Bankruptcy Court drop-box on the first floor to limit foot traffic throughout the building.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.gasb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled in all bankruptcy cases (chapters 7, 11, 12, 13, and subchapter V cases), including reset and continued meetings, pending in all divisions of the Southern District of Georgia, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, April 10, 2020, are RESET. A notice of the reset § 341 meeting date will be issued by the Court. The Clerk of Court is directed to docket this order in each affected case and serve the reset notice on the debtor(s), debtor(s)' counsel, trustees, and all parties in interest.

How is this court handling hearings?

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 and until further notice of the Court, absent permission from the assigned judge, in-person appearances by counsel, parties, and witnesses will not be allowed; hearings will be handled telephonically as described below. If counsel believes a particular matter requires in-person appearance, he or she may seek guidance from the Court by contacting the assigned judge’s courtroom deputy at the number listed below. Each judge will manage his or her own docket, so the procedures may not necessarily be the same. Each judge’s courtroom deputy will notify counsel and unrepresented parties of any changes to the scheduling of trials, evidentiary hearings, and other matters on a case by case basis. Questions should be directed to courtroom deputies or the Clerk’s Office.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Guam Bankruptcy Court


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Those wishing to make in-person filings may call the on-duty clerk at 671-969-4500 and will be instructed to leave such materials at the drop off box located on the first floor of the courthouse. For emergency filings, please contact the on-duty clerk at 671-969-4500. The sealed envelope must have the name of the pro se filer and contact number in case there are any questions with said filing. 

Dropbox: Payments can be made by money order or cashier's check payable to "Clerk, United States Court" and submitted via mail or at the drop off box located on the first floor of the court house from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Payments made via the drop off box number associated with said payment and a contact number in case there are any questions related to said payment. Cash payments will NOT be accepted during this period. Staff in the Clerk's Office will remain available by telephone.

Is my court open: No, the District Court of Guam will be temporarily closed to the public through Tuesday, May 5, 2020, but is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: All.

Court Website: http://www.gud.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.gud.uscourts.gov/gen_orders

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Notice of Temporary Procedures for Conducting Telephonic Meetings of Creditors Under Section 341(a) in the District of Guam April 8, 2020

This notice provides procedures for debtors and others to participate in meetings of creditors in bankruptcy cases filed in the District of Guam which are being conducted by telephone due to the COVID-19 virus starting April 10, 2020 and until further notice.

Phone procedures

(1) Debtors should have their bankruptcy documents available in the event there are questions about the information in the documents.

(2) You must use a touch−tone phone to participate.

(3) Dial the call−in number and then enter the passcode, followed by a # sign.

  • a. Call-in number: 1-877-461-0585

  • b. Passcode: 5721781#

(4) Use a land line phone and not a cell phone, if possible. Do not use a speaker phone.

(5) Make the call from a quiet area where background noise is minimal.

(6) Leave the phone on mute until the trustee calls your case.

(7) Wait until the trustee calls your case before speaking as more than one meeting will be held during this period.

(8) When speaking during your case, identify yourself.

(9) Do not put the phone on hold at any time after the call is connected.

(10) If any party is attending the meeting from the same location as another party, use separate touch−tone phones to participate.

(11) Once the case meeting is finished, hang up.

Providing Documents to Confirm ID and Social Security Number:

Debtors should provide the trustee with Identification Documents at least seven days prior to the meeting at the same time and through the same means as providing trustees with tax returns and pay advices.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Hawaii Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Hawaii, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Hawaii State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: No, effective immediately, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii is closed to the public until June 15, 2020. 

Dropbox: Pro se parties may use the dropbox that is located in the Courthouse, 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 250.

Court Website: https://www.hib.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Because of the developing issues with the COVID-19 virus and the national declaration of emergency by the President of the United States, effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled. Debtors and other parties in interest should contact the trustee assigned to particular cases if they have any questions about the dates and times of the continued meetings of creditors.

How is this court handling hearings?

All trials and evidentiary hearings scheduled to commence before June 15, 2020 are continued. New dates will be announced hereafter. All non-evidentiary hearings and scheduling conferences scheduled before June 15, 2020 will be conducted telephonically or will be taken off the court’s calendar pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7.1 (made applicable by LBR 1001-1(d)), unless otherwise ordered in a specific case. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Idaho Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Idaho, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Idaho State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email  ❌ Online form 

Email : Pro se parties may email using Idaho_BK_filings@id.uscourts.gov.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating with reduced staff.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Boise, Idaho, which are the floors occupied by the federal courts, and the Coeur d’Alene and Pocatello courthouses, shall remain closed through May 11, 2020 except for essential hearings.

Court Website: https://www.id.uscourts.gov/clerks/Welcome.cfm?

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.id.uscourts.gov/clerks/covid-19/Public_Information.cfm

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules.

How is this court handling hearings?

The fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Boise, Idaho, which are the floors occupied by the federal courts, and the Coeur d’Alene and Pocatello courthouses, shall remain closed through May 11, 2020 except for essential hearings. The determination of which hearings are essential will be left to the presiding judge. Any hearing deemed essential will be conducted with the least number of persons as possible in the actual courtroom, as determined by the presiding judge. Video and telephonic means will be utilized to the extent possible. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Illinois Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Illinois, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Illinois State Guide.

Illinois - Central District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail : Filers who do not have access to the Court's electronic filing system are encouraged to submit their filings through the mail. Documents and filing fees should be mailed to the appropriate divisional office at one of the addresses listed on this website.

Dropbox : Drop boxes will be located inside the doors of the courthouses and documents may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at those locations. When dropping documents off at a drop box, please make sure to do the following:

  • Place all documents and filing fees in a sealed envelope clearly addressed to the Bankruptcy Court. The District Court and Bankruptcy Court will be sharing drop boxes, so clearly addressing envelopes intended for delivery to the Bankruptcy Court will avoid confusion. Do not drop loose papers or checks into the drop box.

  • If a filing fee is due with your documents, include the fee in the form of a money order or cashier's check payable to the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Do not include cash or a personal check with your filing.

  • Regardless of what information is included on the documents to be filed, please include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address with the filing. This will allow us to contact you if further information is needed.

Is my court open: The Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office will remain closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. The Clerk’s Office is accessible to the public through telephone, mail, and the drop boxes located in the lobbies of the courthouses. For more information, please review the Court's General Order Regarding COVID-19 Public Emergency and Continued Bankruptcy Court Operations, effective July 17, 2020.

Public access to the courthouse: Physical public access to the Bankruptcy Court will remain limited at this time. Bankruptcy Court staff continues to work, however, and documents filed through the Court’s ECF system will be processed normally and without delay. Staff is available to provide assistance telephonically at the numbers listed on the Bankruptcy Court website.

Court Website: https://www.ilcb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A Updated: July 22, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The date and time of all § 341 meetings originally scheduled for April 13 or later has not changed. The meeting will be conducted telephonically.

For additional information, refer to the information regarding §341 meetings on our website. For the date and time of your § 341 meeting, refer to the notice of commencement of case.

How is this court handling hearings?

All currently-scheduled in-court hearings through June 15,2020, will be conducted telephonically. No one may attend previously-scheduled in-court hearings in person.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Illinois - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ❌ Email  ❌ Online form 

Mail: The clerks’ office is closed until further notice, so you can file documents by mail. Send your documents to the address below, along with your full name, address, phone number, and email address. U.S Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois 219 S. Dearborn Street, Room 710 Chicago, Illinois 60604. Please click here for more details.

Is my court open: This court is operating but the bankruptcy court’s public service counters at the courthouses in Chicago and Rockford will be CLOSED until further notice. The court will not have personnel staffing the public service counters at either location.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Chicago, Rockford

Court Website: https://www.ilnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.ilnb.uscourts.gov/court-operations-and-341-meetings-during-covid-19-emergency

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On April 24, 2020, the United States Trustee issued a supplemental notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through July 10, 2020, with the exception that section 341 meetings could proceed through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring any personal appearances.

If your case is pending in the Eastern Division (comprised of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will, Grundy, LaSalle, and Kendall counties), you can find detailed call-in info for your Chapter 7 341 meeting here.

If your case is pending in the Western Division (comprised of Boone, Carroll, Dekalb, JoDaviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties), you can find detailed call-in info for your Chapter 7 341 meeting here.

How is this court handling hearings?

All court calls will be held telephonically. No personal appearances in court will be necessary or permitted, unless the judge orders otherwise. Attorneys must direct their clients not to appear in person at the courthouse.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Illinois - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Members of the public without an attorney should only hand deliver emergency filings to the clerk’s office. All other filings by a member of the public not represented by an attorney should be mailed to the clerk’s office. Should a member of the public choose to mail an emergency filing, please write “Emergency” on the outside of the envelope so that it is easily visible to the staff processing the mail. 

Email: For those without access to CM/ECF, documents may be submitted by mail, or in the event of emergency, may be submitted by email to: ilsbwebmaster@ilsb.uscourts.gov. All emergency filings must include an email address and phone number where the filer may be reached. 

Is my court open: No. 

Court locations closed due to COVID: In response to public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, and pursuant to ILSD Amended Administrative Order 261, the East St Louis & Benton Federal Courthouses will be closed to the public Friday, March 20, 2020 until Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Court Website: http://www.ilsb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Because of developing issues with the COVID-19 virus and the national declaration of emergency by the President of the United States, meetings of creditors will be conducted by telephone conference call.

How is this court handling hearings?

Hearings on all matters currently set for hearing on March 19, 2020 or after shall be held telephonically using AT&T Connect Conference Calling.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Indiana Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Indiana, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Indiana State Guide.

Indiana - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: No, all courthouses are closed to the public. The court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: ALL

Court Website: https://www.innb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.innb.uscourts.gov/important-information-regarding-court-procedures-during-covid-19-pandemic

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled. All section 341 meetings scheduled after April 10, 2020, will proceed on the date and time originally scheduled, but will be conducted telephonically. 

How is this court handling hearings?

The Court will continue to conduct all necessary hearings and other proceedings as it deems proper, by video and telephone conferences, as ordered by the presiding judge in each case. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Indiana - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Effective immediately, and until further Court order, the Clerk is authorized to accept pleadings filed by parties not represented by an attorney by any of the following methods:

Mail

  • Evansville and Terre Haute Divisions: 352 Federal Building 101 Northwest Martin L. King Boulevard Evansville, IN 47708 

  • Indianapolis Division: 116 U.S. Courthouse 46 East Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 

  • New Albany Division: 110 U.S. Courthouse 121 West Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150

Dropbox: Pleadings filed by parties not represented by an attorney by publicly accessible “drop boxes” available at the entrance of each of the Court’s divisional locations set forth above [the Indianapolis drop box is located at the New York Street and Pennsylvania Street entrance].

Email: Pleadings filed by parties not represented by an attorney can be submitted by email to bankruptcy@insb.uscourts.gov

Detailed information for unrepresented filers can be found here.

Is my court open: Yes, as of July 6, 2020 all courthouses in the Southern District of Indiana are open. Clerk’s office front counters will be open during normal business hours, but will be closed for one hour, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM, local time

Do I have to wear a face covering to enter the courthouse? Yes, all visitors to the buildings are required to wear face coverings, and that requirement remains in effect while in Bankruptcy Clerk's Office space.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.insb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.insb.uscourts.gov/node/1826

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases filed or converted between March 16, 2020, and March 30, 2020, where the initial § 341 notice issued does not indicate that the § 341 meeting will be telephonic and all chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases where the § 341 meetings were scheduled to be held in-person on or after April 11, 2020.

How is this court handling hearings?

The Court will continue to conduct all necessary hearings and other proceedings as it deems proper, by video and telephone conferences, as ordered by the presiding judge in each case.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Iowa Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Kansas, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Kansas State Guide.

Iowa - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ✅ Online form ✅ Fax

All documents filed with the Clerk's Office should include the contact's email and phone number.

Mail : The Clerk's Office is currently staffed to allow for confirmation of filings or receipt of funds sent by mail:

Cedar Rapids: US Bankruptcy Court , Northern District of Iowa , 111 7th Ave. SE, # 15 , Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Sioux City: US Bankruptcy Court , Northern District of Iowa , 320 6th Street, Room 126 Federal Building , Sioux City, IA 51101

Email & Fax : The Clerk's Office generally does not accept documents sent via email or fax. However, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, certain exceptions will be considered. Please contact the Clerk's Office for further information. Forms and instructions for filing are available on the court's website.

Online form: Click here for more details.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: At this time, the Clerk's Office is open to the public but the hours of operation have been reduced to 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is strongly recommended that filers contact the Clerk's Office by phone at 319-286-2200 or 712-233-3939, for assistance, such as alternative methods for filing documents and making payments.

Court Website: http://www.ianb.uscourts.gov/publicweb/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.ianb.uscourts.gov/publicweb/?q=guidance-related-covid-19-outbreak

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Meeting of creditors originally postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak have been rescheduled and renoticed. All meetings of creditors will be held telephonically until further notice. There will be NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES by anyone. Notices of Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 Bankruptcy Case commencement will, in place of the usual physical location of the meeting of creditors, direct parties to attend 341 meetings by telephone.

How is this court handling hearings?

The court will inform you if a hearing is re-scheduled to a later date or to be held telephonically. Please review all Notices Rescheduling or Continuing Hearing very carefully.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Iowa - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

All documents filed with the Clerk’s Office should include the contact’s e-mail and phone number.

Mail: Self-represented (pro se) debtors are encouraged to file documents and make installment payments by mail. Filing fees may be paid by a cashiers’ check or money order ONLY. The Clerk’s Office will NOT accept cash payments until further notice.

Dropbox: Effective immediately, all paper filings and payments brought to the courthouse must be placed in a locked drop box located near the Court Security Screening station at the entrance of the Des Moines courthouse annex. Please include the docket number for anything filed in an existing case. The Clerk’s Office will be staffed, the drop box will be closely monitored, and documents and payments will be promptly processed. Confirmation of filing or receipt of funds will be sent by mail.

Email: Alternatively, and until further notice, pro se individuals may file a bankruptcy petition or other documents in a pending case, by transmitting the petition or documents in PDF format to the Clerk by e-mail at Bankruptcy_Court@iasb.uscourts.gov. The text of the email should include the filer’s e-mail, phone number and address.

Fax: Faxed documents will also be accepted at (515) 284-6303. The fax should include a cover sheet with the filer’s name, phone number and address.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: At this time the Clerk’s Office is open to the public, however, it is strongly recommended that filers contact the Clerk’s Office by phone at (515) 284-6230, for assistance, such as alternative methods for filing documents and making payments.

Court Website: https://www.iasb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.iasb.uscourts.gov/guidance-related-covid-19-outbreak

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Meeting of creditors originally postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak have been rescheduled and renoticed. All meetings of creditors will be held telephonically until further notice. There will be NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES by anyone. Notices of Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 Bankruptcy Case commencement will, in place of the usual physical location of the meeting of creditors, direct parties to attend 341 meetings by telephone.

How is this court handling hearings?

Unless the Court informs you otherwise, all hearings will be conducted as scheduled. Telephone and video conferencing may be more widely used to accommodate appearances. Counsel should file a motion requesting a continuance if additional precautions or circumstances warrant such action.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Kansas Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Kansas, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Kansas State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail : Individuals who do not have the ability to file electronically through the court’s CM/ECF system or by email, must submit all filings via United States mail to the relevant divisional mailing address or submit them through the slot in the Clerk’s Office door:

  • Kansas City Cases: Robert J. Dole Courthouse 500 State Avenue, Rm. 161 Kansas City, KS 66101

  • Topeka Cases: Frank Carlson Federal Building 444 SE Quincy, Rm. 240 Topeka, KS 66683

  • Wichita Cases: Wichita U.S. Courthouse 401 N. Market, Rm. 167 Wichita, KS 67202

Email : Individuals who are not represented by an attorney may submit pdf files to be filed in their case by sending the document by email to:

  • Kansas City Cases: KSBKC_SelfRep@ksb.uscourts.gov

  • Topeka Cases: KSBTopeka_SelfRep@ksb.uscourts.gov

  • Wichita Cases: KSBWichita_SelfRep@ksb.uscourts.gov

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Clerk’s Office will provide help by telephone while the counter is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office will provide assistance by phone, but the Clerk’s Office is closed to the public until further notice.

Court Website: https://www.ksb.uscourts.gov/ Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Until further notice, the United States Trustee has arranged for section 341 meetings to proceed telephonically. Below is information and instructions on participating in telephonic 341 meetings. For affected cases that were originally set for in-person meetings, notices will be filed with the Court and sent by e-mail or regular mail. These notices will include the dates, times, and call-in numbers for the affected 341 dockets. Until further notice, the section 341 meetings in new cases will be set automatically for telephone conference; and the date, time, and call-in number will appear in the 341 notice.

How is this court handling hearings?

Hearings that are currently scheduled will be either rescheduled or conducted telephonically. Future hearings will be addressed as the conditions warrant. Case specific information will be provided in scheduling orders or otherwise communicated directly to the parties. For information regarding a scheduled hearing, please check the docket. If you need more information, please contact the Clerk’s Office by telephone.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Kentucky Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Kentucky, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Kentucky State Guide.

Kentucky - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail and email filings will be processed each business day.

Mail: First class mail should be addressed to U.S. Bankruptcy Court, P O Box 1111, Lexington KY 40588. Filings shipped by alternate delivery services such as Federal Express or UPS may experience delayed delivery. 

Email: All documents submitted by email by individuals not otherwise represented by counsel must be submitted for filing in Portable Document Format (PDF) (e.g., filename.pdf) to KYEBVirtualFilings@kyeb.uscourts.gov. Documents not submitted in PDF format will not be accepted for filing.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Although Clerk’s Office personnel cannot provide legal advice, staff remain available by telephone to answer questions concerning filing and other court procedures. Call 859-233-2608 ext 7177 for assistance between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Court Website: https://www.kyeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Until further notice, all 341 meetings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy are being held telephonically.

How is this court handling hearings?

In continued response to public health considerations surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky will CONTINUE all matters scheduled for hearing on Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Lexington division), Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (Covington division), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (Ashland division), and Thursday, April 9, 2020 (Frankfort/Lexington divisions). Parties originally requesting the hearing shall re-notice for the applicable May hearing date if necessary. It is contemplated that the May hearings will be held telephonically. Instructions for participation will be provided by the court at a later date. Parties who believe their matter requires the Court’s attention before the May hearing date should contact chambers for instruction.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Kentucky - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to 601 W. Broadway Suite 450 Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

Email & Fax: Pro se parties must call the court at (502) 627-5700 to obtain more information about the methods of filing via email or fax. However, the court will only provide such information if it deems the party's situation as emergency.

Is my court open: No, but the Clerk’s Office is operating from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Court locations closed due to COVID: N/A

Court Website: https://www.kywb.uscourts.gov/fpweb/index.htm

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure the efficient progress of bankruptcy cases, the U.S. Trustee's office will be convening Section 341 Meetings of Creditors remotely, either by telephone conference or by ZOOM conference (depending on the trustee to whom the case is assigned). The trustees have established procedures both for verifying identification pursuant to Federal Rules and for conducting the meetings.

Information Concerning Section 341 Meetings Scheduled Between 3/30/2020 and 4/10/2020

These cases, all previously postponed by the UST Notice referenced in General Order 2020-5, will be issued notices of continuances by either the Clerk's Office or the Chapter 13 Trustee's Office. Given the related adjustment of deadlines and the associated continuance of all confirmation-related matters for the Chapter 13 cases, the Clerk's Office will send all of these notices to the Bankruptcy Noticing Center for service. The attorney for the debtor should ensure that their clients are advised of the 341 Meeting process for their cases but will not be required to serve these notices on all creditors and parties in each case.

Information Concerning Section 341 Meetings Scheduled After 4/10/2020

For many of these cases, the meetings will remain at the date and time scheduled; however, the meetings will be held not at the location listed on the previous Court notices but by telephonic or ZOOM conference as listed on the Trustee 341 Method Document. The attorney for the debtor should ensure that their clients are advised of the 341 Meeting process for their cases but will not be required to serve these notices on all creditors and parties in each case.

How is this court handling hearings?

Until further notice, all 341 meetings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy are being held telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Louisiana Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Louisiana, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Louisiana State Guide.

Louisiana - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

Mail : Pro se parties may mail to:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana , Hale Boggs Federal Building , 500 Poydras Street , Suite B-601, New Orleans, LA 70130

When will my case be filed?

Until further notice, this Court’s policy on calculating the receipt date of paper filings received by U.S. mail during the COVD-19 public health and safety crisis is the postmark date plus one day. This is the “Deemed Filed Date.” See 28 U.S.C. § 2071; Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1001 & 9029 (permitting federal courts to enact local rules or standing orders, as long as the enactments are consistent with federal law and rules). Effective April 3, 2020, the Deemed Filed Date will be applied to all paper filings received by the Court by U.S. Mail.

Online form: Emergency bankruptcy petitions for individuals may be filed electronically by accessing the following link. You must also complete and file Official Form 121 Statement About Your Social Security Numbers separate from your petition. This form can be accessed here.

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Until further notice the Hale Boggs Federal Building is closed to the general public. A clerk’s office employee can be reached by phone at 504-589-7878, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Court Website: https://www.laeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.laeb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-emergency-clerks-office-procedures

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Per COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Procedures issued by the United States Trustee for the Eastern District of Louisiana, cases in which the debtor does not have an attorney, the debtor must contact the trustee by telephone at least three (3) days prior to the section 341 meeting to get instructions for the procedure to verify the debtor’s identity by video or other means.

In the event that verification of the identity of debtor or the social security number is not possible, the meeting will be continued to another time and date.

How is this court handling hearings?

Hearings may be scheduled or rescheduled by the Court to be heard during the Protocol Period: 

  • Hearings will be conducted telephonically or via video conference.

  • Notice of the dockets for upcoming chapter 13 panel hearings will be posted on the Court’s Web site and will be distributed by the Clerk to all CM/ECF users by e-mail.

  • Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, regularly scheduled motion day hearings will only be held for matters where there is a statutorily imposed deadline for the conduct of the hearing, including, but not limited to, the deadlines imposed by 11 U.S.C. §§ 333, 362, 521, 1188, 1189, 1129(e), and 1324(b).

  • Notice of all other hearings will be entered on the docket of the case by the Clerk in each case in which a hearing is scheduled by the Court.

  • Parties and counsel are responsible for monitoring the Court’s Web site and the dockets of their cases. 

  • Telephonic and/or video conference attendance at hearings is required on the same basis as would otherwise be required for attendance at hearings in the absence of the invocation of this protocol.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Louisiana - Middle District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: If your filing is not an emergency, please mail your filing to:

United States Bankruptcy Clerks Office, Middle District of Louisiana, 707 Florida Street, Room 119 , Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Email : You may also email your filing to: intake@lamb.uscourts.gov.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Presently the United States Bankruptcy Court is not taking in-person filings.

Court Website: https://www.lamb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All Section 341 meetings will be conducted primarily by telephone (or by such other means as are arranged). No in-person meetings will take place. The audio of all meetings will be recorded. During this emergency, the notices of meetings or rescheduled meetings will contain the date and time of the meeting and a Meet-Me Line telephone number by which all parties can participate in the meeting for a given case.

How is this court handling hearings?

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the court will conduct hearings by Zoom video conference beginning May 13, 2020. The court's procedures for Zoom video conference can be found here. All parties wishing to attend hearings shall provide notice to connect@lamb.uscourts.gov via email no later than eight (8) days prior to the scheduled hearing. The email subject must include the hearing date and case number.

Updated: April 29, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Louisiana - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

❌ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Email: Self-represented parties without access to CM/ECF wishing to file documents should first call the appropriate Clerk’s office location and Clerk’s office personnel will determine the best way for documents to be delivered for filing. The Clerk’s office is available for telephone and email assistance during normal business hours, Monday through Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM). Please call the Clerk’s office at one of the following numbers. Alexandria Office: 318-445-1890, 1-866-356-5221; Lafayette Office: 337-262-6800, 1-866-789-6015; Shreveport Office: 318-676-4267, 1-866-721-2105. As always, the court's electronic filing system is available 24 hours a day.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Clerk’s office is operating.

Court Website: https://www.lawb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through May 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled. The Notice may be reviewed here. The procedures for telephonic meetings may be reviewed here.

How is this court handling hearings?

All non-evidentiary hearings are being conducted telephonically. Each of us has communicated to all participants in these hearings that appearances by Debtors/witnesses are waived. That will continue to be the case until this Emergency Period ends. Accordingly, no clients or other witnesses need to appear by telephone or be present with you while we conduct these hearings. Indeed, it should be abundantly clear that no attorney/litigant should feel compelled to meet in person during this Emergency Period, as it certainly is not being required by any of the Bankruptcy Judges of the WDLA.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Maine Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Maine, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Maine State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Self-represented parties without access to CM/ECF wishing to file documents should first call the appropriate Clerk’s office location: Portland (207) 780-3482 and Bangor (207) 945-0348. Clerk’s office personnel will determine the best way for documents to be delivered for filing. Any document filed under a method permitted by the Clerk’s office will be promptly entered on the docket in the applicable case or proceeding. However, any document filed under this paragraph after 4:00 p.m. on any business day may be docketed and deemed filed the following business day.

Drop-off : When you arrive at the courthouse, dial the phone number on the window to have someone come down to pick it up. The hours of operation is 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Effective March 30, 2020, and continuing for the duration of the Covered Period, the Clerk’s office intake window will be closed to the public for in-person filings. While the intake window is closed, Clerk’s office staff will be working during regular business hours and will be available to assist the public by email and telephone. The Portland office can be reached at (207) 780-3482, and the Bangor office can be reached at (207) 945-0348. Staff can also be reached by email.

Court Website: http://www.meb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.meb.uscourts.gov/covid19

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, all hearings during the Covered Period shall be strictly telephonic; in-person appearances are prohibited unless specifically authorized by the presiding judge. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Maryland Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Maryland, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Maryland State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

❌ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: The Clerk’s office remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in each courthouse’s lobby. Drop box hours are 9:00 a.m. until midnight in Baltimore and 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Greenbelt. Click here for more details.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Clerk’s Office remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in the lobby of each courthouse. Please call (410) 962-2688 for Baltimore and (301) 344-8018 for Greenbelt to speak to someone in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

Policy on Masks/Facecoverings: As of July 6, 2020, all persons seeking entry to, or occupying, the United States Courthouses in Baltimore, Greenbelt, or Salisbury must wear a face covering or mask (“the mask”). The mask must completely conceal the wearer’s nose and mouth at all times and may not incorporate a one-way valve. Click here for more details.

Court Website: https://www.mdb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

Last Updated: July 22, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The U.S. Trustee has determined it will not hold any in-person 341 meetings in Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases through at least May 10, 2020. The U.S. Trustee is holding Section 341 meetings during this period through telephonic or other alternative means (such as ZOOM) not requiring personal appearance by debtors, and appropriate notice of such meetings will be provided to parties. Only meetings that are specially noticed as being held telephonically or by ZOOM will go forward.

How is this court handling hearings?

All bankruptcy proceedings including court appearances, trials, and hearings scheduled to occur from March 16, 2020, through June 5, 2020, have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date, unless the presiding judge in an individual case issues an order directing that a particular proceeding will be held. In addition, all filing deadlines set to fall between March 16, 2020, and June 5, 2020, have been extended by eighty four (84) days, unless the presiding judge in an individual case sets a different date by order or unless the Bankruptcy Court sets a different deadline by Administrative Order.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Massachusetts, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Massachusetts State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Dropbox: Pro se parties may file through physical deposit in the depository boxes located in the first floor lobby of the Clerk’s Offices in Worcester and Springfield or in the depository box located in the first floor lobby of the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Way, Boston. 

Email: Pro se parties may file by e-mail, with the appropriate document or documents attached in PDF format, sent to prose_filings@mab.uscourts.gov. The Court will not read or consider any text in the email itself and will only upload the attached PDF documents. If a pro se filer is unable to attach documents in a PDF format, the pro se filer should contact the Clerk of Court at (617) 748-5300 for instructions.

Fax: Pro se parties may file by fax to (617) 748-5359.

Other: Filings can be made before 8:30 AM or after 4:30 PM on court days or on weekends or holidays for cause and by prior arrangement or in emergency circumstances, as determined by the Clerk or his or her designee. With respect to Eastern Division cases, parties should contact the Clerk's office at 617-748- 5300 and press (0) during business hours. With respect to Central Division cases, parties should contact the Clerk's office in Worcester at 508-770-8900 during business hours. With respect to Western Division cases, parties should contact the Clerk's office in Springfield at 413-785-6900 during business hours. At other times, parties should contact the Clerk’s Office by calling (617) 748-5317.

Is my court open: Yes.  Court locations closed due to COVID: The offices in Boston, Worcester and Springfield are temporarily closed. Clerk’s Office staff are working remotely and continue be available by telephone or email to support court operations and the public during this time. 

Court Website: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/mab/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/mab/important-court-updates-coronavirus-covid19

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

The judges of the Bankruptcy Court are reviewing their dockets and scheduling telephonic hearings where appropriate to reduce the risk to attorneys, parties, and court personnel. Accordingly, please pay close attention to hearing notices to determine whether a presently scheduled hearing has been converted to a telephonic hearing and/or whether a future hearing will be telephonic. Should you be unsure, please call the court using this contacts list.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Michigan Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Michigan, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Michigan State Guide.

Michigan - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

Mail: Please take notice that pursuant to the Court’s Notice dated March 25, 2020 announcing the temporary closure of the Detroit bankruptcy courthouse at 211 West Fort Street, all mail correspondence to the court should be addressed to: 

The United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 226 West Second Street, Flint, Michigan 48502 

Mail is no longer being accepted at 211 West Fort Street until further notice of the Court.

Dropbox: On Monday, March 23, 2020 the Clerk’s Office will implement a dropbox system to accept traditional paper filings in all offices; Detroit, Flint, and Bay City. Traditional paper filings will also be accepted through the mail in all offices.

  • Envelopes will be provided at a table located before the court security screening area. All filers must place their documents in the envelope and fill out the information sheet on the envelope to provide necessary contact information to the court. A time-stamped copy of any petition will be mailed back to the filer within one business day.

  • Envelopes will be given to the Court Security Officers for screening, and the filer will place the envelope in the dropbox. 

  • Clerk’s Office staff will pick up filings every hour between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for processing.

Click here for more details.

Online form: As an alternative to mailing traditional paper documents or using an available drop box, the court has developed and strongly encourages the use of the new Pro Se Electronic Document Upload Program (PEDUP). This program is to be used exclusively by parties not represented by an attorney to submit documents electronically to the court. The court is temporarily providing this service during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more details.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the United States Trustee for Regions 3 & 9 issued a notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, with the exception that section 341 meetings could proceed through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring any personal appearances. The March 16, 2020 notice by the United States Trustee is hereby amended such that the continuance of in-person section 341 meetings is extended beyond April 10, 2020 until further notice.

How is this court handling hearings?

The Court will hold all hearings telephonically, unless a judge enters an order in a specific case that orders otherwise. Each judge will issue and post on the Court’s website a notice that explains the particular arrangements for participating in a telephonic hearing before that judge.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Michigan - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email, ❌ Online form ❌ Fax

Drop Box. The Clerk’s Office shall place a drop box in the lobby of 1 Division Ave, Grand Rapids to receive conventional filings and payments during normal business hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday). All filings and payments placed in the drop box between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm will be file stamped the same day. Any filing or document placed in the drop box outside of normal business hours will be file stamped the next business day. You should bring your documents or payment to the drop box in a sealed envelope. Include on your envelope your name, case number (if you have one), mailing address, and telephone number. DO NOT place cash in the drop box. Receipts for payments received in the drop box will be mailed upon request and inclusion of a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please remember that payments must be in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. Please reference your case number on your money order or cashier’s check. Emergency filing via E-Mail. If the emergency filing of a document is required, and the debtor is unable to file by U.S. Mail or via the Court’s drop box due to the COVID-19 emergency, the following procedure must be followed. Please note that any document filed by email must be in pdf format. The filer must send an email message that clearly states the reason an emergency filing is necessary and the title of the document(s) that must be filed. This email must be sent to: clerk miwb@miwb.uscourts.gov (note the underscore between clerk and miwb). If a filer does not have access to email, they may call the clerk’s office at 616-456-2693 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and request to speak with the Clerk of Court or the Chief Deputy Clerk to request permission to file by alternate means. Further details are contained in the Temporary Filing Procedures in effect as of June 2, 2020.

Getting your case number. A debtor who files a petition by U.S. mail or via the drop box may include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of the Notice of Filing bearing their case number. Alternatively, a debtor may obtain their case number by calling the clerk’s office at 616-456-2693 during normal business hours.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. As of June 2, 2020, the court is open to the public subject to the Temporary Filing Procedures outlined here.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-noticesUpdated: June 2, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the United States Trustee for Regions 3 & 9 issued a notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, with the exception that section 341 meetings could proceed through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring any personal appearances. The March 16, 2020 notice by the United States Trustee is hereby amended such that the continuance of in-person section 341 meetings is extended beyond April 10, 2020 until further notice.

How is this court handling hearings?

Chief Judge Scott W. Dales: In response to the current health concerns about COVID-19, guidance from public health authorities, and Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-42, Chief Judge Dales requires all litigants to participate in the April 16, 2020 Lansing Motion Day by telephone using his designated toll-free conference line. The U.S. Courthouse in Lansing will be closed, and all parties and members of the public who wish to participate in the motion day, or observe it, must do so by telephone, in accordance with the following procedures. Please do not use a cell phone unless it is reliable.

Judge James W. Boyd: Judge Boyd will conduct his April 16, 2020, Grand Rapids, Motion Day by telephone using his designated toll-free conference line according to the following procedures.

Judge John T. Gregg: Due to ongoing health concerns, the court shall hold all non-evidentiary hearings, status conferences, and pretrial conferences telephonically. Unless otherwise stated on the docket in a particular case, parties should arrange to appear telephonically by contacting CourtSolutions at (917) 746-7476 or visiting its website at https://www.court-solutions.com at least two (2) days prior to the date of the hearing. CourtSolutions has agreed to waive all charges for pro se parties. Any party who is unable to coordinate with CourtSolutions should contact Ms. Valerie Wyn, the Courtroom Deputy, at (616) 456-2906.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Minnesota Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Minnesota, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Minnesota State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail Pro se parties may mail to:

St. Paul : 200 Warren E. Burger Federal Building and United States Courthouse , 316 North Robert Street , St. Paul, MN 55101

Minneapolis : 301 Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse , 300 South Fourth Street , Minneapolis, MN 55415

Duluth: 404 Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse and Customhouse , 515 West First Street , Duluth, MN 55802.

Dropbox : Pro se parties and members of the public may drop off payments and documents for filing as directed outside each clerk’s office, but are STRONGLY encouraged to mail payments and documents to the appropriate clerk’s office. Note that the drop boxes in the main floor lobbies of the Twin Cities courthouses are for the U.S. District Court ONLY, and not for bankruptcy court filings.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Until further notice, the lobbies of the clerk’s offices will be closed to the public. The Clerk's offices in the Twin Cities close at 5 PM and the Duluth office at 4:30 PM. Debtors presenting their cases for filing at any clerk's office should do so no later than 4 pm, to allow the clerk's office staff to assist with the filing before the office closes. The Bankruptcy Court's Fergus Falls office is unstaffed. DO NOT MAIL OR HAND DELIVER FILINGS TO THIS LOCATION!!!! Case processing for all Fergus Falls division cases is handled by the Duluth office. All phone, mail and in-person inquiries concerning these cases should be directed to the Duluth office.

Does this court require visitors to wear a mask of face covering? As of May 18, 2020, all persons entering the courthouse must wear a mask of face covering. For details, see this Administrative Order from the court.

Court Website: https://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy-court-operations-during-covid-19

Updated: May 19, 2020.

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Meetings of creditors originally postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak have been rescheduled and renoticed. All meetings of creditors will be held telephonically or by video conference until further notice. There will be NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES by anyone. Notices of Chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13 Bankruptcy Case commencement will, in place of the usual physical location of the meeting of creditors, direct parties to contact the trustee for instructions and information on attending 341 meetings by telephone or video conference.

How is this court handling hearings?

All judges except Judge Sanberg will handle hearings, trials, continuances and requests for telephonic appearances on a case-by-case basis. Until further notice, all of Judge Kathleen Sanberg’s hearings will be held telephonically. Further information will be posted in the dockets in affected individual cases. Notification of defaults will continue as before.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Mississippi Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Mississippi, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Mississippi State Guide.

Mississippi - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 703 Hwy 145 North, Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating. All persons must wear a mask or other face covering when entering and leaving the courthouse and while in all common areas and courtrooms (unless instructed otherwise by the presiding judge). All persons entering the courthouse are also subject to having their temperature taken. Anyone whose temperature registers at 100.4℉ or higher will be denied access and not be permitted to enter the building for a period of at least 72 hours. Court locations closed due to COVID: The Clerk’s Office remains open at this time and will continue to process cases. Settlements may be reported as usual, and chambers staff will continue to process orders. 

Court Website: https://www.msnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All Section 341 meetings will be conducted primarily by telephone (or by such other means as are arranged). No in-person meetings will take place. The audio of all meetings will be recorded. During this emergency, the notices of meetings or rescheduled meetings will contain the date and time of the meeting and a Meet-Me Line telephone number by which all parties can participate in the meeting for a given case. For cases in which the Debtor does not have an attorney, the Debtor must contact the trustee by telephone at least three (3) days prior to the Section 341 meeting to get instructions for the procedure to verify the Debtor’s identity by video or other means.

How is this court handling hearings?

In accordance with the District Court’s Standing Order (In re: The Novel Coronavirus (COVID_19), 3:20-MC-9), the Bankruptcy Court is suspending all live docket calls and limiting public access to the courthouse. We are investigating telephonic docket calls, mindful of the difficulties that may result from the document-intensive nature of our proceedings should an evidentiary hearing become necessary. For good cause shown, the judges will consider in-person hearings.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Mississippi - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to:

Jackson: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Mississippi P.O. Box 2448 Jackson, MS 39225-2448

Gulfport: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Mississippi 2012 15th St., Suite 244 Gulfport, MS 39501

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating. Anyone entering the courthouse for judicial proceedings must wear a mask while in any common area of the courthouse.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The clerk’s office remains open during regular business hours.

Court Website: https://www.mssb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.mssb.uscourts.gov/special-notices/

Updated: June 2, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All Section 341 meetings will be conducted primarily by telephone (or by such other means as are arranged). No in-person meetings will take place. The audio of all meetings will be recorded. During this emergency, the notices of meetings or rescheduled meetings will contain the date and time of the meeting and a Meet-Me Line telephone number by which all parties can participate in the meeting for a given case.

How is this court handling hearings?

Consistent with Special Order #6 issued by the District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, effective June 1, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court will conduct hearings as follows:

Jackson Division: Due to a continued high case rate for COVID-19 in central Mississippi, the Jackson Division will continue to conduct most hearings telephonicallySee Notice Regarding Hearings in Jackson Division for important details.

Gulfport Division: The Gulfport Division (including Hattiesburg and Natchez) will begin conducting all hearings “in-person” unless otherwise provided on a case by case basis. However, the court will require participants to comply with the requirements of the District Court’s Special Order #6. See Notice Regarding Hearings in Gulfport Division for important details.

Updated: June 2, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Missouri Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Missouri, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Missouri State Guide.

Missouri - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: The Bankruptcy Court will still accept pleadings with original signatures (not copies) and payments from pro se parties by mail or our temporary drop box. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and email address with the papers or payment you file. Your contact information will allow Court personnel to contact you if we need further information. For any pleadings requiring a fee, please include the cashier's check or money order in the exact amount of the filing fee. For cashier’s check or money order, please make payable to: Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Do not submit cash via the mail or drop box. 

Deposit pleadings in person to: U.S. Bankruptcy Court temporarily maintains a drop box located near the western entrance of the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse on 11th Street. Please stamp pleadings and payments prior to depositing in the drop box using the clock stamp provided. 

The Court and all other agencies in the building are open, but public entry is now restricted to the main lobby on the first floor; except for required in-person hearings or by authorization or appointment with a Judge or specific agency.  The Court is restricting access to the courthouse as set forth in detail here.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the Office of the United States Trustee issued a Notice that all in-person section 341 meetings were continued to a later date, unless telephonic or other alternative means of conducting the meeting were arranged which did not require personal appearance by the debtor. The §341 meeting information is based on the records of the United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk's office. Due to changes outside the control of the Clerk, the room number for §341 meetings held in the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse, other St. Louis locations, or divisional offices may change. Assistance can be obtained from the U.S. Trustee's office at (314) 539-2976.

How is this court handling hearings?

The Centers for Disease Control has advised people to take precautions in light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and noted that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Therefore, in addition to the order of Chief Judge Sippel entered on Friday, March 13, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has given counsel the ability to appear for hearings telephonically until further notice. Participation by telephone waives any right to appear in person.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Missouri - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to: Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse 400 E. 9th Street Kansas City, MO 64106

Dropbox: A drop box is available in the lobby of the Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse in Kansas City and on the 1st floor of the Federal Courthouse in Springfield and Jefferson City for documents that cannot be electronically filed or mailed. Items in the drop box will be collected and dated/filed on Mondays and Thursdays. Money in any form should not be left in the drop box. Checks and money orders may be mailed to our office at 400 E. 9th Street; Suite 1510; Kansas City, MO 64106. Any payments in bankruptcy cases must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order.

Online form (eSR): All petitions from self-represented parties through the mail or eSR are automatically granted a fee installment so that the full required filing fee is due no later than 10 days after the filing of the petition. eSR is an online tool to help individuals complete a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy petition when they have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney. Click here for more details.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the Office of the United States Trustee issued a Notice that all in-person section 341 meetings were continued to a later date, unless telephonic or other alternative means of conducting the meeting were arranged which did not require personal appearance by the debtor.

How is this court handling hearings?

All bankruptcy hearings and trials through March 29, 2020, will be conducted by telephone or continued based on the circumstances and at the discretion of the judge.

Montana Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Montana, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Montana State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

In conjunction with General Order 2020-17, the Clerk’s Office counters are closed to the public until further notice to minimize personal interactions. If your filing warrants EMERGENCY ACTION by the court such as a foreclosure action, please contact the clerk of the court's office at: 406-497-1240. You will be given a case number over the telephone. If your bankruptcy filing does not require immediate action by the court, your filing will be reviewed within 48-72 hours after placing the filing in the drop box at courthouse locations. If you have questions, please contact the clerk’s office at: 406-497-1240.

Mail : Pro se parties may mail to:

Mike Mansfield Federal Courthouse, 400 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Butte, MT 59701

Dropbox : In conjunction with General Order 2020-17, the Clerk's Office counters are closed to the public until further notice, to minimize personal interactions. The public may use the drop boxes during business hours. Clerk's Office staff retrieve documents regularly and will process filings accordingly.

Email : In order to assist pro se filers, the Court has determined that adoption of the following Local Bankruptcy Rule (“LBR”) and corresponding form is appropriate. Click here for more details.

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The federal courthouses in the District of Montana will be CLOSED to the public pursuant to 41 C.F.R. § 102-74.375(b), subject to exceptions allowing the Court to meet its constitutional duties and handle emergencies related to public safety, public health and welfare, and individual liberty.

Court Website: https://www.mtb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.mtb.uscourts.gov/covid-19

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The United States Trustee shall not schedule 341 Meetings in the Courthouses. All new 341 Meetings shall be scheduled telephonically. Local Bankruptcy Rule 2003-3, 341 Meetings maybe conducted either telephonically or by video conference.

How is this court handling hearings?

All court hearings are conducted either telephonically or by video conference.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Nebraska Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Nebraska, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Nebraska State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Mail : Cashier checks and money orders may be mailed to our office at 111 South 18th Plaza, Suite 1125, Omaha, NE 68102.

Dropbox : A drop box is available on the first floor of the Hruska Federal Courthouse in Omaha and on the first floor of the Denney Federal Building in Lincoln for documents that cannot be electronically filed or mailed. Items in the drop box will be collected once daily, Monday through Friday. Money in any form should not be left in the drop box.

Email & Fax : If a document needs to be filed immediately, either fax to (402) 661-7492 or email to Nebml_Documents@neb.uscourts.gov.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Chief District Judge Gerrard and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Saladino have approved the closing of the public counters for the United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office remains open to assist by telephone. If you need assistance, please contact our office at (402) 661- 7444 (Omaha) or (402) 437-1625 (Lincoln).

Court Website: https://www.neb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, effective immediately, all chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings of creditors that are scheduled through April 10, 2020 for all locations in the District of Nebraska are hereby continued until a later date to be determined.

How is this court handling hearings?

Parties should plan to go forward with bankruptcy court telephonic hearings, as scheduled. All parties should plan to appear by phone. The court will be in touch with counsel to re-schedule any matters that have been scheduled for live testimony, during this period.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Nevada Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Nevada, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Nevada State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail : Documents can be filed via mail to either the Las Vegas Office or the Reno Office, at the addresses listed here.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating. As of July 10, 2020 anyone entering the courthouse must wear face coverings during security screening and while they are in public areas of the Courthouses.

Court locations closed due to COVID:  the Court's normal operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. At this time, no Clerk's staff are available at the Intake office. There is a dropbox for submitting documents if you are not an attorney.

Court Website: https://www.nvb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.nvb.uscourts.gov/coronavirus/

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined.  Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules.

Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled. This notice supplements the March 13, 2020 Notice from the United States Trustee Regarding the Rescheduling of Section 341 Meetings. Questions should be directed to the field office Assistant United States Trustee.

How is this court handling hearings?

In order to reduce the possibility of exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), in person appearances by parties and their attorneys in the courtrooms maintained by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada are temporarily suspended. All hearings will be conducted by telephone conferencing. The information needed by parties and their attorneys in order to appear and participate in telephonic hearings before the Court is set forth in this notice.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

New Hampshire Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in New Hampshire, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our New Hampshire State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

The Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court will accept the filing of new petitions, motions, pleadings, notices, and other papers through one of several means: (1) through the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system; (2) through an e-mail, with the appropriate document or documents attached in PDF format, sent to nhbnofee@nhb.uscourts.gov; (3) through physical deposit in the depository box located behind the Cleveland Federal Building, which must be accompanied by either (a) an e-mail to nhbnofee@nhb.uscourts, indicating the filer’s name, the case name and number, and the date and time at which the filing was placed into the depository box or (b) a telephone call to 603-222-2600 to confirm the deposit; and (4) through any other method expressly authorized by the Clerk, who can be reached at 603-222- 2600.

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: In order to protect the public health, and in order to reduce the size of public gatherings and unnecessary travel, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire is closed to the public until further notice. Court staff are teleworking during regular business hours and are available to assist the public with case-related questions via telephone at 603-222-2600.

Court Website: https://www.nhb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How this is court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Participation in all other hearings between the date of this order and May 1, 2020, must be accomplished through telephonic means. Attorneys must utilize CourtCall. Self-represented parties and any member of the public, who wish to observe or participate in a hearing, must contact the courtroom deputy at 603-222-2644 to receive instructions on how to do so. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

New Jersey Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in New Jersey, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our New Jersey State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form 

Online form (eSR): This website and its ability to assist in the electronic submission of a bankruptcy package have been developed to provide information to you if you are an individual and are considering filing for bankruptcy by yourself or with your spouse and without an attorney.  Do not use this package if you are preparing a bankruptcy petition on behalf of a non-individual, such as a corporation, partnership or a limited liability company (LLC). Please note that the electronic submission of a bankruptcy package is currently only available for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases and is not available to attorneys or bankruptcy petition preparers.

Please note that the electronic submission of a bankruptcy package is currently only available for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases and is not available to attorneys or bankruptcy petition preparers. eSR is an online tool to help individuals complete a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy petition when they have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney. Click here for more details.

Is my court open: Yes, the court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey will remain open. Clerk’s office staff will be available by mail and email. Filings will continue through CM/ECF. Limited staff will be available to receive mail and process intake. The public should utilize court services in a manner consistent with state and local health guidelines.

All orders and information provided by the court through June 1, 2020 can be accessed here.

Court Website: http://www.njb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.njb.uscourts.gov/content/information-regarding-court-operations-procedures-during-covid-19

Updated: June 2, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the United States Trustee for Regions 3 & 9 issued a notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, with the exception that section 341 meetings could proceed through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring any personal appearances. The March 16, 2020 notice by the United States Trustee is hereby amended such that the continuance of in-person section 341 meetings is extended beyond April 10, 2020 until further notice.

How is this court handling hearings?

All trials scheduled to be conducted prior to July 31, 2020 will be adjourned and rescheduled by the court.

NOTE: Effective May 1, 2020, the court will being dismissing case where appropriate.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

New Mexico Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in New Mexico, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our New Mexico State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form

Mail: Be sure to list your complete case number on all documents filed with the Courta and mail everything to:

United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Mexico, Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite 360, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

Dropbox: You can deliver your documents to the courthouse and there is a drop box for you to leave your documents for a court employee to retrieve. The building is closed so you would have to leave your documents in the drop box. The security officers are screening people at the door and they are limiting entrance into the courthouse.

Online form (eSR): This system is designed for use by self-represented debtors to prepare their voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy case petition, schedules, and statements electronically. The system allows you to electronically submit the forms to the Clerk's Office. When presented with the filing fee, signature pages, and the required forms, the Clerk's Office staff can then electronically open the case. The person filing for bankruptcy must be an individual filing a chapter 7 case with either consumer or business debts. The person filing for bankruptcy also needs to have resided or has had a residence, principal place of business, or principal assets in the District of New Mexico for 180 days before the filing of the bankruptcy case or for a longer part of such 180 days than in any other District. Click here for more details.

Is my court open: No, it is closed to the public but continues to operate.

Court locations closed due to COVID: All customer service windows for the Bankruptcy Court are temporarily closed in all New Mexico federal courthouses per order of the District Court. The initial order has been revised to extend the temporary closure through Friday, May 29th. The Bankruptcy Clerk's Office continues to provide our full range of services in a "virtual courthouse" setting.

Court Website: http://www.nmb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.nmb.uscourts.gov/covid-19

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. 

Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Although the courthouse is closed to the public, counsel, their clients and witnesses who have hearings before the bankruptcy judges are still able to enter the building for court proceedings. For non-evidentiary bankruptcy court hearings, counsel and parties are encouraged to appear by telephone. The Court will accept requests to appear by telephone made by 8:45 am before a hearing later that morning and by 1:00 pm before a hearing later that afternoon. For evidentiary bankruptcy court hearings, the Court will consider requests for witnesses to testify by telephone where credibility is not at issue and the Court is satisfied there are safeguards in place to ensure the witness is who he or she purports to be.

Updated: April 29, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

New York Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in New York, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our New York State Guide.

New York - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se filers should send their documents to the court by mail. Please include your full name, address, phone number and email address with your papers. Doing so will allow us to contact you should we need additional information. Brooklyn Courthouse: Conrad B. Duberstein United States Bankruptcy Courthouse, 271-C Cadman Plaza East, Suite 1595, Brooklyn, New York 11201- 1800 Central Islip Courthouse: Alfonse M. D’Amato Federal Courthouse, 290 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722.

Dropbox: Should it be necessary for you to come to the courthouse, pro se filers will need to utilize the night depository (drop box) located in the lobbies of the Conrad B. Duberstein United States Bankruptcy Courthouse, 271-C Cadman Plaza East, Suite 1595, Brooklyn, New York 11201-1800 or Alphonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse, 290 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722 during regular business hours. When the Clerk’s Office is closed, papers not filed electronically relating to cases pending in Brooklyn may be filed by depositing them in the night depository located in the courthouse lobby of the United States District Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York 11201. When the Clerk’s Office is closed, papers not filed electronically relating to cases pending in Central Islip may be filed by depositing them in the night depository located in the courthouse lobby of the Alfonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse, 290 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722. If the Alfonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse is closed, papers may be filed by depositing them in the night depository located in the courthouse lobby of the United States District Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York 11201. If the papers are deposited in a night depository, they will be deemed filed as of the exact time and date stamped on the papers. Any document not accompanied by the requisite filing fee will be accepted for filing, however, an invoice for fees due will be sent to the filer. Any documents submitted for filing in a drop box must be time-stamped, sealed in an envelope addressed to the Clerk of Court of the Bankruptcy Court, and must include the filer’s contact information (full name, address, telephone number and email address).

Email: Another option is to send your PDF documents to the Court’s Electronic Drop Box at NYEB_Dropbox@nyeb.uscourts.gov. Please include your full name, address, phone number and email address with your papers. Doing so will allow us to contact you should we need additional information. 

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Until further notice, the two Divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will remain open for limited business.

Court Website: https://www.nyeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Until further notice, all bankruptcy court hearings will be held by telephone. Please see judges’ procedures during national emergency (covid-19) for each judge’s procedure for participating in telephonic hearings. Note that telephonic hearings will be recorded by the court. No other recordings of telephonic hearings may be made.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

New York - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

If you have a time sensitive matter or filing, please contact the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office at the following numbers and a representative will assist you. Thank you for your attention to this change. 

  • ALBANY: 518-257-1661

  • SYRACUSE: 315-295-1600

  • UTICA: 315-793-8101

Drop-off: The Clerk’s Office will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Please note that effective March 19, 2020, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office hours have changed. The Clerk’s Office will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Does this court require visitors to wear a mask of face covering? Yes. Pursuant to the court's General Order #61 persons not wearing a mask of face covering are not permitted to enter the courthouse.

Court Website: https://www.nynb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.nynb.uscourts.gov/covid-19

Updated: May 19, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Administrative Order 20-3 provides that, pending further notice, all future court proceedings shall be conducted telephonically by AT&T or direct call in the Albany and Syracuse Divisions, and by CourtCall in the Utica Division. If holding such a hearing requires law office personnel to perform tasks that cannot be performed in a telework capacity and are not deemed "essential", it is expected that an adjournment of the hearing will be requested.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

New York - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: At this time, the Court is accepting all mail received by normal delivery procedure. Any mail sent to the Court must not require special handling. (i.e., signature required.) Mail that is marked for a required signature will not be accepted. All mail for the Manhattan division must be delivered to the front entrance only.

Dropbox: Until further notice, the three Divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will remain open for all other business. Clerk’s Office personnel are available by telephone, mail will be received, and the intake desks will remain open to receive pro se filings. Pro se filers can also continue to utilize the drop boxes located in the lobbies of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 or the Honorable Charles L. Brieant Jr. Federal Building and Courthouse, 300 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601 for delivery of documents after 5:00 pm. Any documents submitted for filing in a drop box must be time-stamped, sealed in an envelope addressed to the Clerk of Court of the Bankruptcy Court, and must include the filer’s contact information.

Email: Pending further notice, self-represented individuals may file documents with the court via email at CaseFiling@nysb.uscourts.gov. Please visit the court’s website for information on how to file without an attorney at http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/filing-without-attorney

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The United States Bankruptcy Courthouses in Manhattan, White Plains and Poughkeepsie will remain open for business, but access to the buildings will be restricted.

Court Website: http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/general-orders-and-guidance-created-covid-19

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Notice from the United States Trustee continuing all in-person Section 341 meetings through April 10, 2020 in the districts of Connecticut, New York and Vermont (all divisions). Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings and conferences scheduled to be held in courthouses comprising the Manhattan Division, White Plains Division, and Poughkeepsie Division of the Bankruptcy Court will be conducted telephonically pending further Order of the Bankruptcy Judge assigned to the matter.

New York - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to:

Buffalo: United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York, Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

Rochester: US Bankruptcy Court, W.D.N.Y., 100 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614

Dropbox: Effective April 15, 2020, a drop box is available in the lobby of the Robert H. Jackson Courthouse in Buffalo and on April 21, 2020 on the 6th floor of the Keating Federal Building in Rochester, for the public to submit documents. If filing a new case, time sensitive document, or if you have questions about how to file a document, please call the Bankruptcy Buffalo Clerk’s Office at 716-362-3200, or the Rochester Clerk’s Office at 585-613-4200.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The front counter in the Rochester office is CLOSED for in-person service. The Office is open for questions by telephone (585-613-4200.) Documents will continue to be received by mail and CM/ECF will continue to be available for electronic filing. The Buffalo office remains open at this time. We STRONGLY recommend that you CALL the Clerk’s Office (716-362-3200) before coming to the office, as services may be limited as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

Court Website: https://www.nywb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.nywb.uscourts.gov/court-coronavirus-covid-19-news-and-updates

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

All court hearings are being held telephonically at the moment.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

North Carolina Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in North Carolina, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our North Carolina State Guide.

North Carolina - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Parties in interest not represented by counsel and who are not enrolled in the CM/ECF electronic filing system and attorneys not enrolled in CM/ECF may file petitions, pleadings, motions, responses, and other filings, along with accompanying documents (such as exhibits) with the Clerk of Court ("Clerk") by mailing through the United States Postal Service. 

Email: If those documents cannot be filed timely by mail, then those persons without access to CM/ECF may transmit the documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) to the Clerk by electronic mail to the following emergency email address: NCEBml_EmergencyFiling@nceb.uscourts.gov. Documents that are electronically transmitted to the Clerk shall not be deemed to have been "FILED" until the filer receives an electronic reply by the Clerk confirming the receipt of the document and its subsequent filing with an applicable case number. Documents electronically transmitted for filing after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, or anytime on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday, will be stamped "FILED" and considered received and filed the next business day. Click here for more details.

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The physical offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (Greenville and Raleigh offices) are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for in-person filings and will not reopen until further notice. The court will continue to process mail and CM/ECF registered users may continue to file new cases and documents electronically.

Court Website: https://www.nceb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All 341 meetings previously postponed will be rescheduled as noticed by the Court. Notices will be sent by the Court and properly served on all parties on the matrix setting out the call-in number and code for the telephonic hearing. 

Specific instructions for appearing at your 341 meeting of creditors can be found here.

How is this court handling hearings?

This Order does not affect presently scheduled hearings. Unless canceled or continued by the Court, all scheduled hearings will be held and conducted telephonically or by Skype for Business. For instructions on how to arrange for a telephonic appearance, refer to the Court's website at www.nceb.uscourts.gov. Telephonic hearings may be scheduled with each judge’s courtroom staff via email at the following addresses:

  • Ncebml_CourtroomStaff_SWH@nceb.uscourts.gov

  • Ncebml_CourtroomStaff_DMW@nceb.uscourts.gov

  • Ncebml_CourtroomStaff_JNC@nceb.uscourts.gov

North Carolina Middle District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

All papers filed by email, U.S. Mail, or drop box should include a telephone number at which the filer may be reached.

Dropbox: Drop boxes are available to those who do not meet the travel or health criteria enumerated in Amend Standing Order 12 of the United States District Court, or who do not meet the exceptions outlined therein. One drop box is currently available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, in the lobby of the United States District Court, located at 324 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Click here for more details.

Email: Pro se parties may email signed bankruptcy petitions and other documents to the Court at ncmb_intake@ncmb.uscourts.gov. A pro se party who emails a signed petition to the Court shall also send the following to the Court by U.S. Mail within 14 days thereafter: (1) the original petition, along with supporting schedules and papers, with original signatures, and (2) the required filing fee, unless said party has also filed a request to waive the filing fee or a request to pay the filing fee in installments.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The public intake counters in the Greensboro and Winston-Salem divisions of the Clerk’s Office are closed.

Court Website: http://www.ncmb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All Chapter 7 341 meetings will be conducted telephonically until further notice, beginning on March 30, 2020. FOrmal notices will be sent by the Court and properly served on all parties on the matrix setting out the call-in number and code for the telephonic hearing. Updated 341 calendars specifying a call-in time for each case will be posted on the Court’s calendar webpage prior to the 341 meeting.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective immediately, all hearings that are scheduled in the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina shall be held telephonically, pending further order of the Court.

North Carolina - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail & Email: Filings may also be emailed or mailed to the Charlotte clerk’s office address on this site. Any questions about filings or payments should be directed to 704-350-7500. 

Dropbox: Drop boxes are available at each location during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Is my court open: No, but the court continues to operate.

Court locations closed due to COVID: In an effort to comply with measures relating to the containment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), until further notice, the Clerk’s Offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court are closed to the public at all locations. 

Court Website: https://www.ncwb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the previously announced Continuation of Operations Period (“COOP Period”), which began on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, will be extended through Friday, May 15, 2020. During the COOP Period, meetings of creditors held pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 341 (“341 meetings”) for the Western District of North Carolina will be conducted by teleconference or video conference. Further instructions will be posted on the Bankruptcy Administrator’s website (www.ncwba.uscourts.gov) on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2020, regarding resumption of in-person 341 meetings or extension of the COOP Period. Read the full plan, as extended, here.

How is this court handling hearings?

Judge Beyer: in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to reduce the possibility of exposure to the virus and slow the spread of the disease, all hearings scheduled for April 29, 2020 in cCharlotte will be conducted telephonically. If evidence needs to be presented in your case or you anticipate extensive argument, you will need to either continue the matter to a future hearing date or contact chambers (704-350-7575) for a special setting. If the court is unable to understand a party or attorney appearing telephonically for technical reasons, the court will continue the hearing to a future hearing date. All parties should call in at 9:15. The court will lock the phone lines at 9:30 to avoid disruption.

Judge Whitley: except as provided in paragraph 3(b), all hearings will be conducted telephonically. Parties and counsel will not be permitted in the courtroom. Call in information is found below in paragraph 4. All parties and counsel, including individuals not represented by counsel (“pro se parties”), may appear telephonically. Represented parties wishing to participate in the hearing should call in with their counsel, on a single telephone line. 

Asheville: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to reduce the possibility of exposure to the virus and slow the spread of the disease, all Asheville hearings scheduled for April 2020 will be conducted telephonically. If evidence needs to be presented in your case or you anticipate extensive argument, you will need to either continue the matter to a future hearing date in Asheville or contact chambers (704-350-7575) for a special setting. If the court is unable to understand a party or attorney appearing telephonically for technical reasons, the court will continue the hearing to a future date.


North Carolina Bankruptcy Administrator's Guidance for in-person 341 meetings in the Western District

Effective Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the previously announced Continuation of Operations Period (“COOP Period”), which began on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, will be extended through Friday, May 15, 2020. During the COOP Period, meetings of creditors held pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 341 (“341 meetings”) for the Western District of North Carolina will be conducted by teleconference or video conference.  Further instructions will be posted on the Bankruptcy Administrator’s website (www.ncwba.uscourts.gov) on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2020, regarding resumption of in-person 341 meetings or extension of the COOP Period.

Read the full plan, as extended, here

Any creditor wishing to receive videoconference (if available) or teleconference dial-in instructions for a particular 341 meeting may submit a request or may call 704-350-7587.

Start times for 341 meetings are being staggered and will be available on the Court’s website at https://www.ncwb.uscourts.gov/calendar/month/.

North Dakota Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in North Dakota, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our North Dakota State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Pursuant to the Administrative Order entered by the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the United States Courthouses in Bismarck, Fargo, Minot and Grand Forks, North Dakota, are closed to the public from March 23, 2020, through May 31, 2020, except for scheduled appointments.The clerk’s office staff will be working remotely from March 23 through May 31, 2020.

Court Website: http://www.ndb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, effective immediately and until further notice, all chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings will be held via telephonic/video conference only. Debtors and creditors should contact the case trustee for instructions to appear via telephone or videoconference (see Section 5 of the Notice of Meeting of Creditors for contact information).

How is this court handling hearings?

All bankruptcy cases and adversary proceeding deadlines remain as scheduled. Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic and the need for flexibility, counsel may request modification of these deadlines as necessary. From March 23, 2020, through May 31, 2020, all hearings will be conducted telephonically or by video conference. All other trials and hearings remain as scheduled.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Ohio Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Ohio, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Ohio State Guide.

Ohio - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Persons not represented by counsel and persons permitted to file documents manually with the Court must file documents either by first class mail or by e-mail as set forth herein. Mail will be received and processed each business day. Filings received by e-mail will also be processed each business day. Click here for more details.

Mail: As presently permitted, documents may be filed by first class U.S. mail, postage prepaid, sent to the appropriate Court location address. Documents filed through the mail shall not be treated as filed with the Court until received by the Clerk and manually time stamped. Filings by alternate delivery services such as Federal Express and UPS shall not be permitted.

Email: Documents may be filed by e-mail to the following dedicated temporary e-mail address:

  • OHNB_Temporary_Intake@ohnb.uscourts.gov

  • Documents filed by e-mail must be in pdf format only

  • Documents shall not be treated as filed with the Court until the e-mail transmitting the pdf document(s) is received by the Clerk.

Click here for more details.

Is my court open: No, but the court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: All divisional offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, including the intake desks, are closed to the general public.

Court Website: https://www.ohnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the United States Trustee for Regions 3 & 9 issued a notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, with the exception that section 341 meetings could proceed through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring any personal appearances. The March 16, 2020 notice by the United States Trustee is hereby amended such that the continuance of in-person section 341 meetings is extended beyond April 10, 2020 until further notice. 

How is this court handling hearings?

Unless and until notified otherwise in general or by a Judge in a specific matter or set of matters, we remain open to accept filings and conduct scheduled hearings and Court appearances. We are nevertheless mindful of the public health concerns raised by the COVID-19 disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it. Lawyers, their clients and litigants must carefully monitor and evaluate their own health situations for the well-publicized disease symptoms. The Court strongly encourages the filing of requests for continuances in situations of any health concern, also being careful with privacy concerns in making any such request of the Court. 


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Ohio - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Conventional filers, including filers that are not represented by an attorney and anyone making installment payments, will not be able to submit filings and payments by traveling to the courthouses. Instead, conventional filers may submit filings and payments by U.S. Mail to the following address:

United States Bankruptcy Court, 120 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Filings should not be mailed to the Cincinnati or Columbus locations. Filings by alternate delivery services such as Federal Express and UPS are prohibited.

Email: If the emergency filing of a document is required to obtain immediate relief, the document may be filed by email. Unnecessary delay on the part of the filer does not constitute an emergency. The steps below must be followed to effectuate an emergency filing:

  • (1) Emailing Documents to the Court. Prepare an email message that clearly states the reason for the emergency filing and the deadline that needs to be met. The filer must attach the document to be filed, in PDF format, to an email addressed to the Clerk’s Office at Emergency-Filing@ohsb.uscourts.gov. If the email is successfully delivered, the filer will receive a reply email within four business hours confirming the email has been received.

  • (2) Required Follow Up Procedures. The complete original document with any required fee must be mailed to the Clerk’s Office and postmarked within five business days. The mailing must include a copy of the email confirmation showing the document was submitted via email. It is not the responsibility of the Clerk’s Office staff to make this association.

  • (3) Date and Time Filed. Upon email receipt of the document, the clerk will stamp or notate the following on the document: “This document is deemed filed on _____(date/time) pursuant to the court’s Emergency Filing Procedures.” The document will be deemed filed on the date and time appearing on the email system of the Clerk’s Office. If the original document is not mailed to the Clerk’s Office and postmarked within five business days of the email transmittal, chambers will be notified. Failure to comply with these procedures may result in denial of the relief requested or dismissal of the case.

Is my court open: No, but the court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: All intake desks of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio are closed to the general public.

Court Website: https://www.ohsb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Until and including June 1, 2020, any Matter scheduled in a courtroom that does not involve the presentation of evidence (documentary or testimonial) shall be conducted telephonically. Each Chambers will address the logistics of any telephonic Matter. To the extent the parties intend to present evidence, each judge assigned a particular Matter will determine, by separate order, whether the Matter may proceed telephonically, in-person, or will be continued. All parties are encouraged to raise with the Court and all parties the ability to conduct any hearing for a Matter telephonically. Parties are directed to the individual judge's webpage on the Court's internet site for further information. Each judge retains the discretion to proceed otherwise by separate order entered on a case-by-case basis.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Oklahoma, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Oklahoma State Guide.

Oklahoma - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

If you have an emergency filing, please call the Clerk’s office before coming to the courthouse at 918-549-7200.

Drop-off: Pro se parties may drop off their petition on the second floor of the courthouse is the district clerk’s office. The Office bankruptcy court will file it the next day.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. As of May 18, 2020, everyone wishing to enter the courthouse must wear a face covering or mask completely covering their nose and mouth at all times.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: http://www.okeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

Updated: May 26, 2020

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Judge Cornish will hold all hearings currently scheduled for April, 2020, May, 2020 and June, 2020 by telephone. All parties should call in at the previously scheduled time and wait until their case is called. Judge Cornish will call each case in the order in which it appears on the docket. If you have questions, please contact the Court at 918.549.7200.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Oklahoma - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Drop-off: Pro se parties may drop off their petitions at 224 S. Boulder Ave. Suite 105 Tulsa, OK 74103. The Clerk’s Office hours are Monday, Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

On June 1, 2020 the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma entered General Order 20-GO-06 requiring the use of masks or cloth face coverings in The Federal Building.  This Order shall remain in effect until further order of the Court. Click here to view 20-GO-06 and here to view the previously entered General Order 20-GO-03.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (the "Court") is open for business. The Clerk's Office is open to the public during regular hours, with minimal staff in the office and most staff teleworking. We continue to conduct necessary judicial business, accept electronic and paper filings, and respond to public inquiries.

Court Website: https://www.oknb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Trustees are conducting their previously scheduled meetings of creditors ("341 meetings") by telephone using a variety of methods. Trustees are filing Notices Regarding Telephonic 341 Meeting of Creditors in each case with information needed to attend the 341 meeting by telephone. Please see the case docket for information or contact the trustee assigned to the case. As of Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM (CDT), all 341 meeting of creditor notices in newly filed cases will indicate that the 341 meeting will be held by telephone and provide the toll-free call-in phone number and access code.

How is this court handling hearings?

In wake of the concerns regarding COVID-19, Judge Michael has determined that all hearings before him shall be held telephonically until further notice. When multiple hearings are set at the same time, the docket will be held through a call-in procedure similar to that used by Judge Rasure. All hearings scheduled shall be called in the order they appear on the docket. Court staff is reviewing the matters presently scheduled to determine whether to require presentation of evidence. In cases where it appears possible the parties wish to present evidence, Judge Michael’s Courtroom Deputy will contact the parties involved to determine a future course of action. With respect to the matters presently set for hearing, the Court will issue a supplemental order containing the appropriate dial-in instructions.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Oklahoma - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Filings and payments may also be submitted to the Clerk’s Office by mail to the address listed below: 

United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 215 Dean A. McGee, Suite 147, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Dropbox: The public may submit filings or payments through a drop box located outside the Clerk’s Office. The dropbox will be checked daily during regular business hours. Filings will be processed in accordance with the Clerk’s Office’s usual business practices. 

Is my court open: No, but the court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The intake counter at the Clerk’s Office is closed, and no person-to-person assistance is available until further notice.

Court Website: https://www.okwb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The United States Trustee has arranged, and this Court approves, for panel and standing trustees to conduct 341 meetings of creditors telephonically on a temporary basis. As a result, effective immediately, the Court is lifting the suspension of 341 meetings of creditors and deadlines triggered by the section 341 so that they can proceed telephonically. Click here for more details.

How is this court handling hearings?

Because of the developing issues with the COVID-19 virus and the national and state declarations of emergency by the President of the United States and the Governor of Oklahoma, all hearings will be conducted telephonically until further order of the Court.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Oregon Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Oregon, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Oregon State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form ✅ Fax

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to: 1050 SW 6th Ave #700, Portland, OR 97204.

Dropbox: A drop box will be provided for documents and check or money order payments. Cash payments will not be accepted. The drop box will be closely monitored, and documents and payments will be promptly processed. The clerk will email a confirmation or receipt.

Online form: Use the Public Document Upload system available on the court's website.

Fax: Documents, along with a cover page that includes the filer's phone number and email address can be filed via fax to, to 1-213-401-1577.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Starting Monday 3/30/2020, the clerk's office in Eugene will be closed until further notice.

Court Website: https://www.orb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.orb.uscourts.gov/court-operations-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

If you need to reschedule a meeting of creditors due to illness or COVID-19 exposure, contact the trustee listed on the Notice of Bankruptcy Case. 341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases originally scheduled to be held March 17 through March 27 will be rescheduled and new dates will be posted here as they become available.

How is this court handling hearings?

The court is requiring participation by telephone for all hearings. Information about participating in court hearings via telephone is available under the Hearings heading. The telephone lines will be open for all hearings, and participants who appear by phone do not need to submit a written request.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Pennsylvania, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Pennsylvania State Guide.

Pennsylvania - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: No paper filings will be accepted at the Gateway Building. Paper filings can be mailed to the Philadelphia Clerk’s Office where they will be processed on a limited schedule.

Is my court open: Yes.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Court at the Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia will remain open for the conduct of official business and hold telephonic hearings in accordance with Standing Order M-20-3003, but public access to the Clerk’s Office intake counter will be restricted. The Clerk’s Office at the Gateway Building in Reading will be closed until further notice.

Court Website: https://www.paeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.paeb.uscourts.gov/node/1234

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

On March 16, 2020, the United States Trustee for Regions 3 & 9 issued a notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, with the exception that section 341 meetings could proceed through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring any personal appearances. The March 16, 2020 notice by the United States Trustee is hereby amended such that the continuance of in-person section 341 meetings is extended beyond April 10, 2020 until further notice.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective immediately, unless otherwise authorized by the presiding judge in an individual case, all court appearances at hearings shall be made telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Pennsylvania - Middle District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ✅ Online form

All persons entering the Courthouse are required to wear a facemask/covering in accordance with District Court Standing Order 2020-14.

Drop-off: Pro se parties may file at the Clerk’s Office open from 9:00 am to 4:00 am, Monday to Friday.

Online form (EDSS): File documents electronically and avoid coming to the courthouse. For anyone filing bankruptcy without an attorney, we strongly urge you to file your petition and any other documents by using our Electronic Document Submission System. Only mail documents if you cannot access the internet and EDSS. Payments/fees should be mailed (do not mail cash, only a cashier's check or money order made payable to "Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court"). Bankruptcy forms are available here.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: http://www.pamb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.pamb.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Misc/COVID_Policy_Procedures.pdf

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The United States Trustee has issued the following notices regarding 341 meetings. You may receive instructions concerning alternative arrangements for a 341 meeting (e.g. telephonic or video meeting) from the United States Trustee or the assigned case trustee.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings will be held telephonically unless directed otherwise by the presiding judge. All evidentiary hearings and trials presently scheduled through May 1, 2020 are continued for 28 days. Any party seeking a continuance must seek consent from all other parties to the hearing before submitting a request to the Court. Information on telephonic hearings is available here.

Pennsylvania - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form ✅ Emergency petition

Dropbox: All hand deliveries of documents and payments shall be made using the Official Court Drop Boxes located adjacent to the Court Security Officer Screening Stations in the Pittsburgh and Erie Court Lobby Areas. Instructions for time-stamping and tracking deposited items are available next to each Official Court Drop Box and shall be strictly followed.

Online form (EDSS): File documents electronically and avoid coming to the courthouse. For anyone filing bankruptcy without an attorney, we strongly urge you to file your petition and any other documents by using our Electronic Document Submission System. Only mail documents if you cannot access the internet and EDSS. Click here for more details.

NOTE: Standing Order 20-207 requires self-represented individuals to submit Local Form 1b to the Court within 14 days of filing their bankruptcy petition. To confirm the best way to submit the signed form, please contact the clerk's office.

Emergency petition: The Court now offers fillable versions of Official Forms 101 and 121, allowing pro se debtors to complete and electronically submit emergency petitions on the Court’s website. Accordingly, the restrictions on electronic submission of documents outside of the CM/ECF system that are imposed by W.PA.LBR 5005-22 are hereby waived for pro se emergency petitions.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: http://www.pawb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.pawb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-information

Last updated: May 17, 2020

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All 341 meetings are being held telephonically.

How is this court handling hearings?

All Court appearances at hearings shall be made telephonically, unless expressly directed otherwise by the Presiding Judge, subsequent to the effective date of this Order.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Puerto Rico


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Any non-registered CM/ECF user needing to file documents who cannot do so by timely mailing the documents to the Clerk’s office, must make advance arrangements for the filing by contacting the Clerk’s office by telephone (787 977-6000) or at the following email address: emergencyfilings@prb.uscourts.gov

Is my court open: No, but the court continues to process mail.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Please be advised that the intake area of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico will not be open to the public until at least Wednesday, September 9, 202 as our staff is working remotely. Status of the hearings scheduled during this period will be notified on a case by case basis.

Court Website: http://www.prb.uscourts.gov/

Latest Court Order regarding Coronavirus Public Emergency: General Order 20-10

Last Updated: July 20, 2020

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All 341 meetings of creditors are being held telephonically.

How is this court handling hearings?

In order to ensure the safety of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain court hearings will be conducted via Skype for Business instead of face-to-face appearances by attorneys and self-represented individuals. All parties that wish to appear at a Skype hearing must familiarize themselves with and follow the special rules and procedures listed here.

The court remains closed through at least Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Last updated: July 20, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Rhode Island, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Rhode Island State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: U.S. Mail sent to the Office of the Clerk of Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 380 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903.

Due to the delay in mail delivery and opening, self represented parties are asked to contact the Clerk's office staff at 401-626-3100, press 0, to alert the office when placing a new bankruptcy case filing in the mail. This will enable us to process the filing at the earliest time we can. 

Dropbox: By placement in the physical depository box (“drop box”) located outside the Clerk's office public door entrance on the 6th floor of the Federal Center (380 Westminster Street, Providence, RI) for as long as the Federal Center building remains open to the public. 

Filings made using the drop box must be accompanied by either (a) an e-mail to rib_helpdesk@rib.uscourts.gov, indicating the filer’s name, the case name and number, and the date and time at which the filing was placed into the drop box or (b) a telephone call to 401-626-3100, press 0, to confirm the deposit. 

Email & e-Dropbox

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court remains OPEN for business, but the Court premises remains CLOSED to the public until further notice due to COVID 19. The court location in Providence is temporarily closed.

Court Website: https://www.rib.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.rib.uscourts.gov/covid-19-court-status-operations-page

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings are being conducted telephonically and information about such hearings can be found on the calendar page.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

South Carolina Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in South Carolina, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our South Carolina State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Dropbox

Columbia: Pro se filers may also submit documents and payments (by check or money order) using “drop boxes” at the Court’s location in Columbia. Dropbox access will be available between the hours of 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p.m. on business days. The Clerk’s Office shall check for any items in the drop box at least once per day. With each document or payment submitted in this manner, the filer shall note the current time and date on the envelope, document or payment and call (803) 765-5436 to alert the Clerk’s Office that the document or payment was placed in the box. Each document or payment shall be deemed filed or received at the time noted (if available), unless otherwise ordered by judicial determination. If no notation is available, the document shall be deemed filed or payment received upon retrieval. If a party asserts that any item placed in a drop box is urgent, a prompt call to the Clerk’s Office will ensure immediate retrieval.

Charleston: Pro se filers may submit documents for filing using a “drop box” at the Court’s location in Charleston. Payments are not accepted at the Charleston location and must be mailed or taken to the Columbia office. Dropbox access in Charleston is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on business days. The Clerk’s Office shall regularly check for any items in the drop box as staff is available, as the Charleston office has limited staffing. The filer shall note the current time and date on the envelope or document and call (803) 765-5436 to alert the Clerk’s Office that the document was placed in the box). Each document submitted by drop box shall be deemed filed at the time noted (if available), unless otherwise ordered by judicial determination. If no notation is available, the document shall be deemed filed upon retrieval. If a party asserts that any item placed in a drop box is urgent, a prompt call to the Clerk’s Office will ensure immediate retrieval or other guidance. 

Email & Fax: If a person not represented by counsel needs to file documents to initiate a petition for bankruptcy relief and accompanying documents (“petition”), or if a debtor or party in interest in an existing bankruptcy case or proceeding pending before this Court needs to file a document with the Court, and that person cannot do so by delivery of papers to the Court, they shall transmit the documents to the Court by electronic mail (“electronic filing”) to the following address: ProSeFilings@scb.uscourts.gov or by faxing the same to 803-253-3710. Questions may be directed to the Court at (803) 765-5436.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Policy on Masks/Facecoverings: All persons wishing to enter the courthouse must wear a face covering or mask which completely conceals the wearer's nose and mouth at all times.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Effective April 2, 2020, court services counters and public intake areas will be closed to the public until further notice. However, the Clerk’s Office shall continue to operate on the conditions set forth herein, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

Court Website: http://www.scb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.scb.uscourts.gov/coronavirus-info

Last Updated: July 24, 2020.

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors.** Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules for any telephonic meetings scheduled during this period. Meetings already scheduled as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled. **PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, the Columbia, SC Field Office of the United States Trustee is proceeding with section 341 meetings via teleconference for all meetings scheduled on or after March 23, 2020.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings are being held telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

South Dakota Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in South Dakota, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our South Dakota State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.sdb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Based on current medical advice, to avoid communal spread of the COVID-19 virus the United States Trustee Program will begin conducting § 341 meetings by telephone. Telephonic § 341 meetings will remain the norm until the current social distancing restrictions are lifted. However, because § 341 meeting notices anticipate a 20-60 day period between the filing of a bankruptcy case and the date of the § 341 meeting, it is likely at least one calendar or rotation of meetings will be held telephonically even after social distancing restrictions are lifted.

How is this court handling hearings?

Telephonic hearings are old hat in this district, and we will continue to utilize them for all contested matters where evidence is not needed and for all adversary pre-trial conferences.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Tennessee Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Tennessee, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Tennessee State Guide.

Tennessee - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Mail: By United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the clerk of the court at the appropriate divisional office (information concerning divisional offices are listed in paragraph 7 below and on the court’s website at www.tneb.uscourts.gov). The filer must include contact information such as an email address or phone number, and enclose a cashier’s check or money order (no cash or personal checks) made payable to the United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk in payment of any fee due for the filing of the document except when an application to pay the filing fee in installments or for waiver of the filing fee has been filed. 

Drop-off: In person for individuals who do not have internet, computer, or fax access and need to make an emergency filing, by telephoning the clerk of court at the appropriate divisional office during normal business hours to arrange to have the document dropped off for filing. 

Email: By email to the clerk of court at: 

Chattanooga/Winchester TNEBml_Chattanooga_Winchester_Case_Admins@tneb.uscourts.gov

Greeneville TNEBml_Greeneville_Case_Administrators@tneb.uscourts.gov

Knoxville TNEBml_Knox_Case_Administrators@tneb.uscourts.gov

Fax: By fax to the clerk of court at: (423) 752-5169 (for cases filed or to be filed in Chattanooga or Winchester); (423) 787-0714 (for cases filed or to be filed in Greeneville); and (865) 545-4271 (for cases filed or to be filed in Knoxville). 

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The offices of the clerk of court remain open otherwise, and personnel are available by telephone during business hours to answer questions about filing procedures although no legal advice may be given. Over-the-counter fee payments will no longer be accepted and must be mailed.

Court Website: http://www.tneb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.tneb.uscourts.gov/covid-19-notices

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Due to the urgency of the public health crisis related to COVID-19, all Chapter 7 meetings of creditors will be held by telephonic means until further notice.

How is this court handling hearings?

Beginning March 17, 2020, all hearings noticed for the Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Tennessee will be held telephonically unless arrangements have been made otherwise with the chambers staff of the presiding judge. This applies to all divisions of the court.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Tennessee - Middle District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ✅ Online form (ECF)

Mail: The mailing address for the Clerk’s Office is: United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Tennessee 701 Broadway, Room 170 Nashville, TN 37203.

Dropbox: The public may submit filings or payments, during normal business hours, through a drop box located inside the entrance to the Customs House, near the court security station, past the automatic double doors on the left. The drop box will be checked daily during regular business hours. Filings will be processed in line with the Clerk’s usual business practices. Instructions for use of the drop-box have been posted at the drop box location. If a filing is time sensitive, please call Karin Wolfe at 615-695-4230 or the Clerk’s Office 615-695-4224 and someone will assist you. 

Online form (ECF): Self-represented parties are further encouraged to apply for an Electronic Court Filing (ECF) account, which allows electronic submissions to the Court. (See ECF Procedure 4(a)(5), Registration, Waiver of Notice and Service and Consent to Electronic Notice and Service.) ECF forms are available at www.tnmb.uscourts.gov/administrativeintake-forms.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Pursuant to Administrative Order 20-4, the Intake Department is closed, and no person-to-person assistance is available until further notice.

Court Website: http://www.tnmb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.tnmb.uscourts.gov/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-information-relating-court-operations-intake-department-closed-public

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All continued meetings will be held telephonically or online. Please await further instructions from your trustee or contact Megan Seliber (615-695-4060 or megan.seliber@usdoj.gov).

How is this court handling hearings?

Chief Judge Marian F. Harrison: Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and expedited/emergency matters before Judge Harrison will be held telephonically via AT&T conference line. The call-in information is: Phone Number 1-888-363-4749, Access Code 4511038. For those matters requiring lengthy argument or the presentation of evidence, alternative instructions will be set forth in a docket order relating to the specific case.

Judge Randal S. Mashburn: Unless otherwise indicated, for all non-Chapter 13 matters – including hearings set on the regular Tuesday 7/11 motion docket, as well as any specially set hearings and any pretrial conferences, status conferences, or matters relating to an adversary proceeding before Judge Mashburn, instructions regarding telephonic or video hearings will be set forth in a docket order relating to the specific case at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time. 

Judge Charles M. Walker: Due to exigent circumstances created by COVID-19, the following procedures apply in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 matters after March 25, 2020:

  • Pursuant to the Supplemental Administrative Order 20-5 (paragraph 4), Judge Walker’s Tuesday docket will commence at 10 a.m.

  • If an agreement has been reached between the parties, an Agreed Order submitted by noon on Monday will cancel the hearing.

  • Announcements will be taken at 10 a.m. via AT&T conference line. The call in information is: Phone number 888-363-4749 Access Code 7250422.

  • Any matter that requires lengthy argument or presentation of evidence will be heard at 1:00 p.m. via CourtSolutions (see Judge Walker’s website for instructions)

  • Motions for Relief from Stay that have no opposition will not be heard. The Movant shall submit the appropriate Order.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Tennessee - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Any unrepresented litigants who do not have access to email are advised to submit their filings via U.S. mail. Both Memphis and Jackson offices are operating.

Dropbox: The dropbox option is only available in the Memphis location.

Email: Any unrepresented litigants with access to email are encouraged to submit their filings at this email address: Intaketnwd@tnwd.uscourts.gov

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The concurrence of the judicial officers of the Western District and GSA, effective at 2:00 PM today, March 23, 2020, the Federal Courthouse located at 111 South Highland Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee, 38301 , will close to the public and will remain closed until further order of Court.

Court Website: https://www.tnwb.uscourts.gov/TNW/index.aspx

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All debtors in Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases are excused from attending in-person meetings of creditors, and case administration may proceed notwithstanding the requirements of 11 U.S.C. § 341(a). 2. As needed, the United States Trustee, case trustee, creditor, or other interested party may proceed to obtain additional information from the debtor by any of the following methods:

  • Written interrogatories;. 

  • Telephonic conference; 

  • Rule 2004 examination;

  • Objection to confirmation in Chapter 12 and 13 cases. 

How is this court handling hearings?

All in-person hearings are suspended.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Texas Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Texas, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Texas State Guide.

Texas - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox/drop-off ✅ Email ✅ Online form (eSR)

Dropbox/drop-off

Tyler: The drop box is located on the first level of the parking garage next to the Plaza Tower. To use the drop box, you will insert the document in the top opening for a file stamp, place the document in an envelope and drop it into the bottom opening. You may also stamp a copy for your file. 

Email: If CM/ECF is inaccessible, an Electronic Filing User’s system is inoperable, or an emergency requires the paper filing of a document outside of normal business hours, the filer may send email to emergencyfiling@txeb.uscourts.gov. The subject line should read, "Emergency Filing Request." Include your name, phone number, and nature of your emergency. Documents attached to the email will only be used as reference to determine the nature of the emergency and are not considered filed with the court. If the filing is deemed an emergency, a deputy clerk will arrange to receive the required documents for the case filing. Any required fees are due within 24 hours of the time of filing and must be paid in the form of cash, money order or cashier's check.

Online form (eSR): To better serve the public during the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas has a new filing feature that allows non-attorney filers to submit chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy filings to the court electronically. The filing feature is eSR (Electronic SelfRepresentation. eSR is the recommended method for non-attorney filers to submit new bankruptcy petitions effective April 1, 2020.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.txeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

For all matters currently scheduled for hearing or trial on or before May 15, 2020, all such hearings or trials are continued to a date to be determined beyond May 15, 2020 (the “Delay Period”) subject to the voluntary submission of consensual resolutions of pending matters as set forth below.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Texas - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.txnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national declaration of emergency by the President of the United States, § 341 Meetings of Creditors (“Meetings”) will be conducted telephonically. The telephone call in numbers and participant code numbers for the U. S. Trustee attorneys and each of the individual Chapter 7 trustees are listed here, followed by additional dial-in information.

How is this court handling hearings?

Court hearings during the month of May 2020 (except for motions to extend or impose the stay, trials in adversary proceedings, and contested matters requiring lengthy hearings) will go forward in the manner set forth below, subject to the usual rules for cancellation where parties settle, have agreed orders, or seek continuances.

With certain exceptions, hearings during the month of May will generally be conducted by either: (a) videoconference; or (b) telephonically. Each judge, in his or her discretion, will decide whether the hearing will be video versus mere telephonic. For example, in certain hearings where live witnesses are not necessary, the court may decide that a mere telephonic hearing suffices. Additionally, in the case of video hearings, it is generally possible and permissible for a person who wishes to appear merely by telephone, and not by video, to do that if he or she prefers. The one exception is for witnesses. Witnesses must testify by video. The courtroom deputy for each judge will coordinate with the parties as to whether a hearing will be by video or telephonic.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Texas - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: A paper copy shall also be mailed to the Civil Process Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, 1000 Louisiana, Suite 2300, Houston, TX 77002. Hand delivery may not be accepted. 

Email: A copy of any filing requesting relief affecting a lien or claim of the United States shall be emailed to usatxs.bankruptcy@usdoj.gov

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating but closed to the public.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.txs.uscourts.gov/page/bankruptcy-court

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All in-person chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are continued until a later date to be determined by the United States Trustee. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings are being held by telephone or teleconference.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Texas - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form ✅ Fax

Mail: Pro se parties are encouraged to mail a signed bankruptcy petition (including bankruptcy schedules, statements and related documents) or other papers to the Court. A list of Divisional office mailing addresses may be found on the Court’s website, located at www.txwb.uscourts.gov

Email: Pro se parties may email, in PDF format, a signed bankruptcy petition (including bankruptcy schedules, statements and related documents) or other papers to the Court at the following email address: prose@txwb.uscourts.gov

Fax: Pro se parties may fax a signed bankruptcy petition (including bankruptcy schedules, statements and related documents) or other papers to one of the following Divisional offices:

  • Austin/Midland: 512-916-5278

  • El Paso: 915-533-8504

  • San Antonio: 210-472-5196

  • Waco: 254-750-1529

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.txwb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, until further notice, all Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 meetings of creditors will be conducted by telephone. Debtors, attorneys, creditors, and others may not appear in person. To participate in the meeting of creditors scheduled in this case, ten minutes before the scheduled time, call the toll-free number listed in the notice of the meeting of creditors and use the participant code. Do not call any earlier than ten minutes before your scheduled meeting of creditors. Click here for more details.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective May 29, 2020 and until further notice, all court proceedings held in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas shall be conducted by telephone or Webex video conference. 

The teleconference number for each respective Judge’s court is as follows:

  • Chief Judge Ronald B. King - (888)278-0296 - Access Code 9198559

  • Judge Craig A. Gargotta - (877)848-7030 - Access Code 4494028

  • Judge H. Christopher Mott - (888)363-4734 - Access Code 8640852

  • Judge Tony M. Davis - (877)873-8018 - Access Code 7700035

Instructions for using Webex are posted on the Court's Website here.  Parties are strongly encouraged to review the WebEx instructions and test equipment well in advance of appearing at their first Court proceeding via video conference. 

Updated: June 1, 2020.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Utah Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Utah, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Utah State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.utb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Consistent with General Order 20-002 and pursuant to direction from the Acting United States Trustee for Region 19, all Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 meetings of creditors under 11 U.S.C. § 341 scheduled to occur on March 16, 2020, through and including April 13, 2020, shall be continued to a date after April 13, 2020.

How is this court handling hearings?

Unless otherwise ordered by the hearing judge, all hearings scheduled in the Court through April 13, 2020 shall be conducted by telephone. Counsel and parties with hearings scheduled through April 13 , 2020 are instructed to contact chambers to make arrangements to appear telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Vermont Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Vermont, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Vermont State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: All manual filings with the Court shall be made at a box designated for that purpose in the entrance lobby of each courthouse. Each box will have a date stamp to preserve the date of filing. This order does not affect filing through the Court’s electronic filing system, which remains available. 

Email: The Clerk’s Office will accept documents submitted via e-mail for filing provided they are in portable document format (PDF) and are accompanied by appropriate credit card authorization. See Vt. LBR 5005-1 (providing detailed instructions on proper formatting of documents). The e-mail filing address is: efiling@vtb.uscourts.gov

Is my court open: Yes, this court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Burlington courthouse will remain open to support the hearings of both the District and Bankruptcy courts, but will operate with limited staff and resources. The Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Offices are closed to the public. If you need assistance with court filings or have any questions, please call our Burlington Clerk’s Office at (802) 951-6301.

Court Website: https://www.vtb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The Court finds the U.S. Trustee has set forth sufficient cause for the relief he seeks, and it is in the best interest of debtors, trustees, creditors, and parties in interest to grant that relief, in cases particularly impacted by the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, in the exercise of this Court’s authority under 11 U.S.C. § 105 and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1001, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: This Order applies to all cases in which the date first set for the § 341 meeting of creditors is on or after March 16, 2020.

How is this court handling hearings?

All scheduled hearings and conferences will be conducted telephonically pending further order of the Court. Any party who wishes to appear in person at a scheduled hearing or conference may file a motion either to appear in person on the scheduled date, or to continue the hearing to a date when in-person appearances are likely to be reinstated, on notice to all affected parties and specifying the legal and factual basis for that request.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Virginia Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Virginia, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Virginia State Guide.

Virginia - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: Unrepresented persons may use the Bankruptcy drop box located at the Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond divisions’ courthouses to deposit documents for filing and properly submitted payments. Clerk’s Office staff will retrieve documents from the drop boxes at 9:00 a.m., each business day. Standing Order 20-9, also effective Monday, March 30, 2020, establishes a temporary protocol for filings in Bankruptcy cases by unrepresented (pro se) persons.

Email: Temporary use of email to the appropriate address (options listed below) by pro se persons for allowed filing purposes is permissible.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Pursuant to Standing Order No. 20-10, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, temporarily, the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office public areas are closed at each courthouse location.

Court Website: https://www.vaeb.uscourts.gov/wordpress/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

During the suspension period, the Office of the United States Trustee and the Court developed a protocol for telephonic Section 341 meetings of creditors that will enable bankruptcy trustees to conduct Section 341 meetings remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak.

How is this court handling hearings?

Unless the Court provides otherwise, parties participating in or listening to a hearing telephonically must be registered with CourtSolutions. Information about how to register and utilize the service can be obtained at http://www.court-solutions.com.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Virginia - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: Drop-boxes are provided at each of the Clerk's Offices locations (Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke), so parties may date stamp their filings and securely submit them without entering the Clerk's Office. 

Email: Parties not represented by an attorney may email filings to the Court's helpdesk at cmhelpdesk@vawb.uscourts.gov. The Clerk's Office will then file the filings in the appropriate case. Parties should sign the filings that are emailed to the Court and include the case number on the filings.

Court Website: http://www.vawb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.vawb.uscourts.gov/?q=coronavirus-covid-19-related-court-orders-and-procedures

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Until further notice all section 341 meetings (Meetings of Creditors) will be conducted remotely by telephonic means.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings scheduled on Judge Black’s calendars will be conducted telephonically only. The Court cannot accommodate personal appearances at this time.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Washington Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Washington, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Washington State Guide.

Washington - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: Dropbox is available only in the the Spokane location.

Is my court open: No.

Court locations closed due to COVID: In the interest of the health and safety of the public and the court’s employees, the court’s physical facilities in Spokane and Yakima are closed. The Clerk’s Office remains accessible via other means.

Court Website: https://www.waeb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

The meetings originally scheduled for the week of March 16 have been continued to the week of March 30 and will be held telephonically. The United States Trustee is providing a notice of continuance in these cases with the new date/time and the telephone number to call to participate in the meeting. All other meetings will be held on the date originally scheduled, but will proceed telephonically. In these cases, the Clerk’s Office is sending out amended notices indicating the telephone number to call to participate in the meeting. Instructions for participating in telephonic meetings of creditors is located here.

How is this court handling hearings?

The court continues to hold hearings by phone. If any matters are continued, the parties will be notified.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Washington - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Parties not represented by an attorney are strongly encouraged to send documents, pleadings, and payments (no personal checks or cash) to the Seattle or Tacoma courthouse by regular mail. Our staff processes mail on a daily basis.

Dropbox: The Seattle and Tacoma courthouses are accepting filings in person through the use of a locked drop box located in the lobby of each building. Materials in the drop box are processed on a daily basis.

Is my court open: No, but the court is operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The District Court has entered General Order 7-20 which extends the closing of the Seattle and Tacoma courthouses to the general public for an additional 30 days to May 13, 2020.

Court Website: http://www.wawb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: http://www.wawb.uscourts.gov/COVID-19-Page

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

341 meetings and regular motions calendars are being held telephonically.

How is this court handling hearings?

Until further notice, all hearings are being held telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

West Virginia Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in West Virginia, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our West Virginia State Guide.

West Virginia - Northern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ❌ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Mail: Pro se parties may mail to Wheeling office:

US Bankruptcy Court, 1125 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The Bankruptcy Clerk’s office in both Wheeling and Clarksburg are open by appointment only by calling 304-233-1655.

Court Website: https://www.wvnb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All 341 meetings will be conducted remotely by telephonic means. Each trustee has a conference line and access code. All parties wishing to participate in the Section 341 meeting should consult the Section 341 Notice for the appropriate telephone conference line number and access code.

How is this court handling hearings?

Effectively immediately, all in-person court appearances are suspended until further notice or unless specifically directed otherwise. All attorneys shall advise their clients that they, and parties proceeding pro se, SHALL NOT appear at a courthouse within the district for a hearing until further notice or unless specifically directed otherwise. All trials and evidentiary hearings currently scheduled will be rescheduled as necessary. Consistent with its historical practice, however, the Court WILL CONVENE all non-evidentiary hearings by telephone. The procedures published by the Court and located here shall be followed. Parties seeking a continuance of any scheduled matter shall file a written motion with the Court. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Clerk’s office at (304) 233-1655.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

West Virginia - Southern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: Dropbox is only available at the Charleston location.

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and current state of emergency for West Virginia, currently the only West Virginia Bankruptcy Court location that is open to the public is in Charleston. Please call 304-347-3003 for further information or if you have any questions.

Court Website: https://www.wvsb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

All 341 meetings will be conducted remotely by telephonic means. Each trustee has a conference line and access code. All parties wishing to participate in the Section 341 meeting should consult the Section 341 Notice for the appropriate telephone conference line number and access code. 

How is this court handling hearings?

Effective that date, pending further order of the Court, in-person appearances at bankruptcy hearings will not be permitted. Hearings will be held telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Wisconsin, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Wisconsin State Guide.

Wisconsin - Eastern District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ✅ Email ❌ Online form

Drop-off: The court expects to be able to continue minimal in-person staffing of the Clerk’s Office during its regular hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, except legal holidays, to receive pro se filings, but Clerk’s Office staff will not review schedules or otherwise meet with pro se filers while operating under this COVID-19 National Emergency Plan.

Email: Pursuant to the Order and Notice listed below, the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court is temporarily authorized to accept documents from unrepresented (pro se) individual debtors by email.  Subject to the conditions listed in the Order and Notice, unrepresented individual debtors may submit Portable Document Format (PDF) files by email to the following address: webteam_wieb@wieb.uscourts.gov

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating.

Court locations closed due to COVID: Effective at 5:00 p.m. March 23, 2020 through and including at least May 1, 2020, the United States Courthouse at 517 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be temporarily closed to the public.

Court Website: https://www.wieb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: https://www.wieb.uscourts.gov/COVID-19-Information

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules. Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

How is this court handling hearings?

Until further notice, the court will conduct all hearings by telephone, unless specifically ordered otherwise. Additionally, the court is requiring all appearances to be by telephone; in-person appearances are allowed only if specifically ordered. The judges will likely reschedule pending evidentiary hearings that are not time sensitive. But the order also authorizes the taking of evidence by telephone or video conference, and the judges may conduct evidentiary hearings, especially more routine ones, by telephone.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Wisconsin - Western District


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Dropbox ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Dropbox: Paper documents will not be accepted in-person. Instead, visitors may file documents using the drop box in the courthouse lobby, until further Order of the Court. Payments by check or money order will be accepted by mail or the courthouse drop boxes.

Is my court open: The U.S. Bankruptcy Court remains open to the public, subject to the limitations aimed at maintaining the public health.

Court locations closed due to COVID: The clerk’s office in both Madison and Eau Claire are closed to the public in response to public health concerns associated with the COVID-19.

Court Website: https://www.wiwb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

In light of the recommendations of the CDC regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the United States Trustee for the Western District of Wisconsin is requesting that all debtors and debtor attorneys appear for § 341 meetings telephonically from March 17th through April 30th (or until otherwise notified).

How is this court handling hearings?

All court hearings are being held by telephonically.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.

Wyoming Bankruptcy Court

For general information of how to file bankruptcy in Wyoming, including information regarding payment of court filing fee, the court’s mailing address, etc. please visit our Wyoming State Guide.


What are the pro se filing options in this district?

✅ Mail ✅ Drop-off ❌ Email ❌ Online form

Is my court open: Yes, this court is open and operating. Due to COVID-19, the United States Bankruptcy Court will be open to the public only during the hours of 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm until further notice. 

Court locations closed due to COVID: None.

Court Website: https://www.wyb.uscourts.gov/

Covid-19 Specific Page: N/A

How is this court handling 341 Meetings of Creditors?

Effective immediately all Section 341 meetings will be conducted as scheduled but Debtors will be required to appear by Skype, or if a Debtor is unable to appear by Skype, the meeting will be continued to a later date. Debtors or their attorneys should contact their respective trustee for information on how to appear by Skype at their 341 meeting. Creditors may participate by telephone or by Skype at a 341 meeting.

How is this court handling hearings?

All hearings are currently being conducted by telephone or video. There will not be any parties allowed to appear in person at this time.


Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Trustee

As of June 12, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that 341 meetings be held by telephone or video conference through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible trustee determines that an in-person meeting is required for a particular case, an in-person meeting held in a manner that complied with local public health guidance may be approved by the U.S. Trustee Program.



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