Get Court Notices and Orders by Email (DeBN)

Court Notices and Orders Emailed to Debtors (DeBN)


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Get Court Notices and Orders by Email (DeBN)

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania now offers debtors the opportunity to request to receive court notices and orders from the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) by email rather than by U.S. mail, through a program called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN).

Note:  DeBN only applies to court issued notices and orders.  DeBN will not email notices, pleadings, or other filings that are to be served by other parties in a bankruptcy case such as the Trustee, creditors or attorneys.  These other parties will continue to serve papers by other means, such as U.S. mail or personal service.

DeBN provides the following advantages:

  • It’s FAST:  Receive court notices and orders the same day they are filed by the court, and the same day as your attorney.
  • It’s FREE:  No charge to enroll, or to view or save your emailed court notices and orders.
  • It’s CONVENIENT:  Receive unlimited access to your court notices and orders from your computer or mobile device equipped with an Internet connection and a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9036, a party may make a written request for delivery of notices via email, instead of U.S. mail.  Through the DeBN program, only court notices and orders that have been filed by the court can be emailed to the debtor.  Debtors requesting participation in the DeBN program must complete and file a Debtor’s Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing Request (DeBN) form with the court.  If both debtors in a joint case wish to receive emailed court notices and orders, you both must complete and file a separate form.  Your account will be automatically activated upon receipt and processing of the request form.  A DeBN account remains active until you either request to deactivate your account or the BNC receives a delivery failure for your email address.

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