Preferred Address

PREFERRED ADDRESS

 

Overview:

FRBP 5003(e) requires the clerk of the bankruptcy court to maintain a register of mailing addresses designated by federal, state or local governmental units as their official mailing addresses for service of notices.  The Register of Governmental Units for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is available on the Noticing Information page of the Court’s website.

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. 

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)