Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN)

Last Updated: April 2015

Note:  Only the court is authorized to send notices to the debtor through this DeBN program.  All other parties, such as trustees and creditors, will continue to serve the debtor via U.S. mail or in person as required by court rules.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota offers debtors the opportunity to request receipt of court notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. mail, through a program called "Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing" or "DeBN." 

DeBN provides the following advantages:

  • Faster — You will receive notices the same day they are filed by the court.

  • Convenient — Access your notices anywhere you have internet access.

  • No more lost paperwork — Storing notices on your computer means never losing a paper copy.

  • Less paper clutter — Helps the environment and reduces paper clutter in your home.

  • It is FREE!

To receive email notification of filing, each debtor must complete the Request form. If represented by an attorney the completed form can be electronically filed.

Filing Requirements

Step-by-Step Procedures:

  1. Scan documents if necessary.

  2. Log into CM/ECF.

  3. Select [Bankruptcy>Misc/Other>.

  4. Enter the case number (e.g, xx-xxxxx) and Click [Next].  

  5. Select [Debtor Electronic Noticing] from the event list and Click [Next].  

  6. Select the party filer.

  7. Browse to select the document (pdf file).

  8. Read the text and select [Next]

  9. Select the action you are requesting: 

    • Request to Begin Debtor Electronic Noticing;

    • Update Account Information for Debtor Electronic Noticing; or

    • Request to Deactivate Electronic Noticing.

  1. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click [Next] to submit your document(s).

    Note: The
    Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.



FRBP: 9036