Preferred Address

Rev. 08/21/14

PREFERRED ADDRESS

 

Overview:

Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5003(e), the Clerk's Office maintains two separate registries of mailing addresses of government units:  (1) a register of the preferred mailing address for government units for service generally; and (2) a register containing the preferred mailing address for government units for service of requests for tax assessments under 11 U.S.C. § 505(b).  These registries are available on the Register of Governmental Units page.

Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 342(e) a creditor, in a chapter 7 or 13 individual case, may at any time both file with the court and serve on the debtor a notice of address to be used to provide notice in such case to the creditor. 

Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) an entity, in a chapter 7 or 13 individual case, may file with the bankruptcy court a notice of address to be used by all bankruptcy courts or by particular bankruptcy courts that specifies a preferred U.S. mail, email address, or fax number to which bankruptcy notices should be sent.  The National Creditor Registration Service (NCRS) is a free service provided by the bankruptcy courts where creditors can specify such an address.  A creditor can register at https://ncrs.uscourts.gov and specify a single address where all bankruptcy notices should be sent.

Additional noticing related information is available on the Court's Noticing Information page.
 

Codes, Rules and Forms:

Bankruptcy Code:

342(e)(1)   342(f)(1)

Bankruptcy Rule:

5003(e)

Local Rule:

None

Local Form:

None

 

CM/ECF Event(s):

            Miscellaneous, Request to Override Preferred Creditor Address under 342(e)