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Filing Chapters 7, 11, or 13
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The information on this page pertains to filing at the courthouse or by mail.

You can download the forms you need from our Forms page.

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)
$149.50**
$519.50**
$137.00**
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 table shown below.
  2. Complete all of the items marked with an X in the appropriate column. By combining all items together, you will create a filing packet.
  3. You will be required to submit two complete filing packets in order to file your bankruptcy: the original and a copy. Therefore, make sure that you have one additional copy of each required item.

“Bare Bones” Filings

If you do not have all of your information, you can file a “bare bones” petition. The items marked with a red asterisk indicates those items required for filing a “bare bones” petition.

 
Item Chapter 7 -
Voluntary
Chapter 11 -
Voluntary
Chapter 13 -
Voluntary

*Voluntary Petition
(Form B1)

X
X
X
Summary of Schedules
X
X
X
Schedules A - J
X
X
X
Statement of Financial Affairs
X
X
X
List of equity security holders
X
*List of 20 largest unsecured creditors, exclusive of insiders
X
X
Attorney Fee Disclosure
X
X
X
Statement of Intention
X
(individual debtors)
*Diskette containing Creditor Matrix saved in .txt format and a .pdf file containing the petition, schedules, & statements
X
X
X

*Declaration Re: Filing of Petition, Schedules, & Statements on Diskette (CSD 1004)

OR

Request for Waiver of Diskette Requirement (Form 1010)

X
X
X
*Statement of Social Security Number (Form B21)
X
X
X
Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts under 11 U.S.C. section 342(b), if applicable
X
X
Notice to Debtor by Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer, if applicable (Form B19B)
X
X
X

**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
Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
X
X

X

Statement of Monthly Income
X
Form 22A, which contains Means Test Calculations
X
Form 22B

X
Form 22C, which contains Calculation of Committment Period & Disposible Income

*List containing names & addresses of creditors
X
X
X
 
* denotes that the item is required at the time of filing in a “barebones” filing
** denotes that either item is required at the time of filing in a “barebones” filing

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Filing Tips


If you are being represented by an attorney, ask your attorney about filing electronically.

  • Remember to sign your documents.
  • Please staple documents in the upper-left corner only.
  • The court accepts payment of filing fees in cash, cashier's check, or money order and for the exact amount only. Personal checks are not accepted.
  • If you mail your documents to us, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage so that we can return a copy to you.

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