Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. We have offices in Wilkes-Barre and Harrisburg.


01/17/2017 -- Maintenance of CM/ECF System -- Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10:00 PM until Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00 AM. Please see full announcement here.

12/20/2016 -- U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship in the Middle District of Pennsylvania -- The Judicial Council of the Third Circuit has announced the tentative selection of our newest bankruptcy judge, who will be assigned to our Harrisburg Office. Please see full announcement here.

12/01/2016 -- Filing Fee Increases effective December 1, 2016. At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. Please see full announcement here.

11/30/2016 -- CHS (Court Hearing Scheduler) Changes -- Starting December 1, 2016, when the revision to Fed R Bankr. P 9006(f) takes effect, the CHS program (Court Hearing Scheduler) that automatically calculates response/objection periods will no longer include the three extra days for mail service. Attorneys and parties in interest should consult the rule to determine the appropriate response deadlines when receiving service of pleadings by mail or by electronic transmission (i.e., email delivery). Note that all registered CM/ECF users consent to receive notices from the Clerk by electronic transmission, that is, by a "Notice of Electronic Filing" (NEF).

11/30/2016 -- Amended Bankruptcy Rules and Forms take effect December 1, 2016. Please see full announcement here.

11/23/2016 -- Local Bankruptcy Rule 7067-1, which concerns registry funds, has been amended. The amendment is effective December 1, 2016. The Miscellaneous Order entered by the Court is available here.

06/29/2016 -- New Court sponsored Self-Help Program for self-represented people filing bankruptcy or considering filing is now available. First free appointments may be scheduled with a volunteer attorney starting the week of July 11th. Program designed with minimal sign up process. For more info go to our Self-Help program page under the Filing Without an Attorney tab.

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Court Locations

274 Max Rosenn U.S. Courthouse (directions)
197 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

570-829-0249(Fax) **Click here for provisions regarding transmitting facsimile documents to the court

Ronald Reagan Federal Building  (directions)
228 Walnut Street Rm 320
Harrisburg, PA 17101

888-531-9485 (Toll Free)
717-901-2822 (Fax)  **Click here for provisions regarding transmitting facsimile documents to the court.

Court Hearing Location ONLY
US Courthouse & Federal Building (directions)
240 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

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News & Announcements

Tue, 2017-01-17
Please note that on SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 from 10:00 PM until SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017 at 1:00 AM, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will be performing some systems maintenance that will cause intermittent outages for the Court's...
Tue, 2017-01-17
Registration is now open for the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference which will take place on April 19-21, 2017 at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA.  Please visit the Conference Website for more information and...
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