Please note: The following is provided for informational purposes ONLY and should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority.
The requirements listed below outline which documents must be filed at the time of case opening for cases under Chapter 11.
All documents listed are due at the time of case filing or within 14 (fourteen) days of the filing of the petition unless otherwise noted. Failure to timely file the required documents may result in the dismissal of the case.
- Filing fee payable by cash (correct change required), money order, certified check, or attorney's check (for non-ECF certified attorneys), OR Application for Individuals to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (Form 103A) (individual only - due at time of case filing). Please Note: ECF certified attorneys are to pay the filing fee on-line by credit card.
- Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 101)
- Summary of Assets and Liabilities (Form 106Sum)
- Schedules A/B through J, J-2 (Form(s) 106)
- Declaration About an Individual Debtor's Schedules (Form 106Dec)
- Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 107)
- Certificate of Credit Counseling (for each debtor) OR Certificate of Exigent Circumstances OR Motion for Waiver of Credit Counseling
- For Individual Chapter 11 Cases: List of Creditors Who Have the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims Against You and Are Not Insiders
- Corporate Ownership Statement (if debtor is a corporation or similar entity)
- Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Form 121) (pro se individual debtor-due at time of case filing)
- Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor/Rule 2016(b) (Form 2030) (if represented by an attorney)
- Creditor matrix uploaded OR creditor matrix on paper (due within 7 days of case filing)
- Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Form 122B - individual only)
- Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration and Signature (Form 119) (only if bankruptcy petition preparer involved)
Chapter 11 Small Business Requirements:
- Balance sheet
- Statement of operations
- Cash flow statement
- Federal income tax return
Notice: Under 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a) the debtor, or trustee if one is appointed, is required also to pay a fee to the United States trustee at the conclusion of each calendar quarter until the case is dismissed or converted to another chapter. As of January 1, 2008, the amount to be paid is:
$325 if disbursements total less than $15,000;
$650 if disbursements total between $15,000 and $74,999;
$975 if disbursements total between $75,000 and $149,999;
$1,625 if disbursements total between $150,000 and $224,999;
$1,950 if disbursements total between $225,000 and $299,999;
$4,875 if disbursements total between $300,000 and $999,999;
$6,500 if disbursements total between $1,000,000 and $1,999,999;
$9,750 if disbursements total between $2,000,000 and $2,999,999;
$10,400 if disbursements total between $3,000,000 and $4,999,999;
$13,000 if disbursements total between $5,000,000 and $14,999,999;
$20,000 if disbursements total between $15,000,000 and $29,999,999;
$30,000 if disbursements are $30,000,000 or more
Pro Se Debtors: All documents that you file with the court will be available to the public on the Internet through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), EXCEPT Official Form 121 Statement About Your Social Security Numbers. CERTAIN PERSONAL DATA IDENTIFIERS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN OR SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS TO THE COURT FOR FILING. See Bankruptcy Rule 9037 and General Order 24.
If you wish to receive by mail a file-stamped copy of any document you file, please provide an additional copy and self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of filing.