Rule 1006-1 Fees - Installment Payments and Waiver.

(a)     Petitions. Each petition must be accompanied by the prescribed filing fee, including the miscellaneous fee, unless the petition is accompanied by an application to pay these fees in installments, or for a waiver in accordance with F.R.B.P. 1006(c). If a petition is filed without the required fee, without an application to pay in installments, or without a request for waiver, it is considered deficient and may be dismissed if the fee is not paid within seven (7) days. The court may dismiss a case without further notice if the approved installments are not paid when due.

(b)     Other Filings. The clerk must accept all pleadings for filing regardless of whether the fee required by the bankruptcy court fee schedule is paid. If the required fee is not paid at the time the pleading is filed, the clerk will notify the filing party that the party has seven (7) days to pay the fee or the pleading may be stricken by the court. Current information regarding fees and the number of copies required by the clerk may be found on the court’s website (

Part I - Commencement of Case; Proceedings Relating to Petition and Order for Relief