How to File a Claim in a Bankruptcy Case
There are three ways to file a claim in a bankruptcy case: (1) electronically; (2) using the CM/ECF system; or (3) by mail or in person.
Electronic Filing of Claims
A login or password is not required in order to file a claim electronically. Rather, a creditor may file a claim in a bankruptcy case by clicking on the link:
Using the CM/ECF System
By mail or in person
- Proof of Claim form and instructions (B410)
- Proof of Claim, Attachment A
- Proof of Claim, Supplement 1
- Proof of Claim, Supplement 2
Please be advised that the name and complete address of the creditor must appear on the proof of claim form. If an attorney is filing the claim on behalf of a creditor, the attorney should also enter his or her name and address. The name and title of the person authorized to file the claim is required on the proof of claim form.
Penalty for filing fraudulent claims: Fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 11 U.S.C. §§ 152 and 3571
To receive an acknowledgment that you have filed a claim, you may enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with an extra copy of the proof of claim that we will stamp and mail back to you. Or you may access the court’s PACER system (www.pacer.gov) for a small fee to view and/or save a copy of your filed proof of claim.