Noticing Information

Register of Governmental Units is a list of Federal and State governmental units which have provided mailing addresses pursuant to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 5003(e).
 

National Creditor Registration System (NCRS) is a free service provided by the US Bankruptcy Court to give creditors options to specify a preferred US mail, e:mail or fax number to which notices should be sent.
 

Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN) is a free service that allows court notices to be transmitted electronically thereby reducing delivery time and postage costs associated with US mail.
 

Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) ByPass Notices - The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts authorizes the BNC to bypass notices with incomplete addresses.  The BNC notifies the debtor or debtor's attorney of notices that are bypassed and for whom.  Please refer to Local Rule 1007-2(d) regarding debtor responsibilities to notify the court of creditor address corrections.
 

Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) Centralized Processing of Returned Mail - The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts authorizes the BNC to accept, process and securely dispose of notices that would otherwise be returned to the bankruptcy courts by the United States Postal Service (USPS).  This BNC notifies the debtor's attorney of notices that are returned and for whom.  Please refer to Local Rule 1007-2(d) regarding debtor responsibilities to notify the court of creditor address corrections.
 

Bankruptcy Notice Providers:  A list of Approved Bankruptcy Notice Providers pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. Rules 2002(g)(4) and 900(9) is available here.  An Application to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts for Approval as a Notice Provider pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. Rules 2002(g)(4) and 900(9) is available here.

 

Noticing Motions or Objections

Passive Notice Provides an objection/response deadline.  No hearing will be scheduled unless an objection/response has been filed.  If no objections/responses are filed, the court may enter an order without a hearing.  If objections/ responses are filed, the court will generate a Court Hearing Notice advising parties of the date, time, location, and matter set for hearing.
Semi-Passive Notice Provides an objection/response deadline and a proposed hearing date if objections/responses are filed.  If no objections/responses are filed, the court may enter an order without conducting a hearing.  If objections/ responses are filed, the matter will proceed to hearing at the date, time, and location indicated in the notice.  If a default order has not been signed and entered on the docket, the parties or their counsel are required to appear in court.
Hearing Required Notice May provide an objection/response deadline and sets the matter for hearing.  The hearing will take place at the date, time and location indicated in the notice regardless if objections/responses are filed.
Court Hearing Notice Generated by the court and will advise parties of the date, time, location, and matter set for hearing.

 

 Sample Notice for passive, semi-passive, and hearing required notices.
 

 Sample Notice for Amended Ch. 13 Plans (Pre-Confirmation)

          * * * * The court, at its discretion, may set any matter for hearing. * * * *

For an overview of noticing requirements and notices to be sent by movants, please refer to the court’s Guide to Docketing and Noticing.  For detailed filing and noticing instructions, please refer to the court’s CM/ECF Filing Instructions.

For notices required to be served by movants, the signature line will be adapted to identify the actual sender of the notice.  DO NOT identify the court in the signature line.

Examples of forms and notices can be found at:

  • Local Mandatory Forms
  • Local Recommended Forms
  • Official Bankruptcy Forms -  Official forms are approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and are mandatory. They must be used to file a bankruptcy petition and take certain other actions in a bankruptcy case, such as filing a Proof of Claim or applying to pay a filing fee in installments.
  • Procedural Forms - Procedural forms are drafted and approved by the Administrative Office.

IMPORTANT - The forms and notices are not intended to dictate specific procedures.  Please refer to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the court’s Local Rules for specific information required to be included in notices.