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Filing Chapters 7, 11, or 13 Electronically
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You can download the forms you need from our Forms page.

If you are attorney who is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice with the U.S. District Court - Southern District of California, you can file electronically using CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Files) after completing our CM/ECF training.


Filing Fees for Chapters 7, 11, or 13

 
Item Chapter 7 - Voluntary Chapter 11 -
Voluntary
Chapter 13 -
Voluntary
 
$299.00
$1039.00
$274.00
OR
     
*Application to Pay Filing Fees in Installments
(CSD 1006)
$137.00**
$519.50**
$94.50**
OR
     
*Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee
(CSD 1020)
$0.00
(not applicable)
(not applicable)
 

* denotes that the item is required at the time of filing in a “barebones” filing

** balance due within 30 days of petition filing date

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Documents for Filing Chapters 7, 11, or 13

Directions

  1. For Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, consult the chart shown below. Click here for a printable version of this chart.
  2. Complete all of the items marked with an X in the appropriate column.

“Bare Bones” Filings

If you do not have all of your information, you can file a “bare bones” petition. In the chart below, items numbered 1 through 6 indicate those items required for filing a “bare bones” petition. These items also are marked with an asterisk.

 
Number
Item Chapter 7 -
Voluntary
Chapter 11 -
Voluntary
Chapter 13 -
Voluntary
If you are filing this item, it must be combined into a single PDF file
1*

Voluntary Petition
(Form B1)

X
X
X
X
2*
List of 20 largest unsecured creditors, exclusive of insiders
X
X
3*
Creditor Matrix in .txt format
X
X
X
4*

Declaration Re: Electronic Filing of Petition, Schedules, & Statements
(CSD 1801)

X
X
X
5*
Statement of Social Security Number (Form B21)
X
X
X
6*
List containing names & addresses of creditors
(must be filed with the Voluntary Petition if schedules are missing)
X
X
X
X
7
Summary of Schedules
X
X
X
X
8
Schedules A - J
X
X
X
X
9
Statement of Financial Affairs
X
X
X
X
10
List of equity security holders
o
X
o
X
11
X
12
Attorney Fee Disclosure
X
X
X
X
13
Statement of Intention
X
(individual debtors)
 
X
14
Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts under 11 U.S.C. section 342(b), if applicable
X
X
X
15
Notice to Debtor by Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer, if applicable (Form B19B)
X
X
X
16

Certificate of Credit Counseling & Debt Repayment Plan

OR

Certificate of Exigent Circumstances Re: Credit Counseling & Request for Extension of Time

OR

Request for Exemption from Credit Counseling

X
X
(individuals)
X
17
Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
X
X

X

X
18
Statement of Monthly Income
X
Form 22A, which contains Means Test Calculations
X
Form 22B
X
Form 22C, which contains Calculation of Committment Period & Disposable Income

X
 
* denotes that the item is required at the time of filing in a “barebones” filing

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