Rule 5005-4 Filing Papers After Hours.

(a)     After Hours Filings.  Except as otherwise authorized by the Court, non-ECF filers may file petitions and other papers by facsimile only pursuant to the provisions of this Local Rule.

(b)     Time and Manner of Filing.  Papers may be filed by facsimile to the Harrisburg or Wilkes-Barre facsimile numbers indicated on the court’s website ( when the Clerk’s Office is not open. After 4:00 p.m. EST, and before Midnight (12:00 a.m.) EST, transmit by facsimile only the first page and the signature page of the document.

(c)     Filing of Original Document.  The entire original paper document, together with any required filing fee, must be filed in person and time-stamped by the clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on the next business day after the facsimile filing when the clerk’s office is open.

(d)     Clerk’s Procedures Concerning Facsimile Documents.  If the original document is not timely filed after the facsimile transmittal, the clerk will note that fact and the facsimile will have no force or effect. The clerk’s office will not acknowledge the filing of a document or assign a case number or adversary number to a document unless the original is timely filed pursuant to the provisions of this Rule. Upon timely receipt of the original document and any required fee, the clerk will stamp the following notation on the document: "This document is deemed filed on (date) pursuant to L.B.R. 5005-4 - Filing Papers After Hours". Documents filed in accordance with this Rule will be deemed filed on the date and at the time printed on the document by the facsimile machine in the clerk’s office which received the facsimile.

Part V - Courts and Clerks


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Harrisburg Fax:  717-901-2822