Effective December 17th, 2012, all claims in cases are accepted electronically through the Court’s website. The Court strongly encourages the e-filing of proofs of claims, amendments to claims and withdrawals of claims.
- Note that assignments or transfers of claims may not be filed without a login and password and should be filed by mail or in person and must include the fee for transferring a claim. - Click here for information on filing by mail.
- Proof of Claim for all chapters may be filed electronically. A login/password is not required.
- The name and complete address of the creditor must appear on the claim form. If an attorney is filing the claim on behalf of a creditor, the attorney should also enter his/her name and address. The name and title, if any, of the person authorized to file the claim is required on the claim form.
Penalty for filing fraudulent claim: Fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 11 U.S.C. §§ 152 and 3571.
Procedures for Electronically Filing a Proof of Claim:
- When filing a proof of claim, a claimant shall comply with the requirements of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3001(c) and (d) regarding the attachment of documentation in electronic format sufficient to establish the validity and status of the claim.
- The electronic filing of a proof of claim with the Clerk of Court shall constitute the filing claimant’s approved signature by law and the provisions of 18 U.S.C. §152 shall apply to such filing.
- The electronic filing of a proof of claim in accordance with the Clerk’s procedures shall constitute entry of the proof of claim in the claims register maintained by the Clerk pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5003.
- If you wish to File a Transfer or Assignment of Claim - Click here for information on filing by mail.
- If this is not a transfer or assignment of claim and you agree to the Procedures above, and wish to File a Proof of Claim or Amend a Claim - Click here
- If you agree to the Procedures above, and wish to Withdraw a Proof of Claim - Click here
FAQs for Electronic Proofs of Claims
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Proof of Claim Instructions
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