Chapter 13 Filing Requirements


All petitions and schedules must be accompanied by the filing fee, or individual debtors may file an application to pay the filing fee in installments ($100 first installment payment is requested at the time of filing or within 14 days).  Filing fees paid directly by a debtor must be paid either by cash, cashier's check or money order made payable to "Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court." PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS FROM DEBTORS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

PRO SE DEBTORS: Include daytime phone number under signature.

Petitions and schedules can be found at The United States Courts Bankruptcy Forms Page


Notice Required by 11 U.S.C.§ 342(b) for Individuals Filing For Bankruptcy


Pre-Filing Credit Counseling Requirement

Chapter 13 Filing Requirements


Required Documents Due WITH the petition (minimum filing requirements):


  • $313.00 Filing Fee or 
  • Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Form 103A)
  • Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 101)
  • Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You (if applicable) (Form 101A)
  • Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You (if applicable) (Form 101B)
  • Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (if nonelectronic) (Form 121)
  • Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration, and Signature (if applicable) (Form 119)
  • Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (if applicable) (Form 2800)
  • Mailing List of Creditors (if nonelectronic, submit per Local Rule 1002-1) 
  • Verification of Creditor Matrix (if nonelectronic, submit per Local Rule 1002-1)(Local Form) 
Documents due with the petition or within 14 days:
  • Certificate of Credit Counseling (See Part 5 of Voluntary Petition- Form 101) and Debt Repayment Plan (if any) (individual debtor(s) only)
  • Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information (individuals) (Form 106Sum)
  • Schedule A/B: Property (individuals) (Form 106A/B)
  • Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (individuals) (Form 106C)
  • Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property (individuals) (Form 106D)
  • Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (individuals) (Form 106E/F) 
  • Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (individuals) (Form 106G)
  • Schedule H: Your Codebtors (individuals) (Form 106H)
  • Schedule I: Your Income (individual debtors only) (Form 106I) 
  • Schedule J: Your Expenses (individual debtors only) (Form 106J)
  • Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2 (Form 106J-2)
  • Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Form 106Dec)
  • Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 107)
  • Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period (Form 122C-1)
  • Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income (if applicable) (Form 122C-2)
  • Attorney’s Disclosure of Compensation (Form 2030) 
  • Copies of all payment advices (pay stubs) or other evidence of payment received by the debtor from an employer within 60 days before filing the petition (all but the last four digits of debtor’s social security number redacted) 
  • Chapter 13 Plan including liquidation analysis and Proof of Service (service on all creditors and interested parties) (Local form required)
Due no later than last payment under the debtor’s plan or, at the time a motion pursuant to § 1328(b) is filed.
  • Certification About a Financial Management Course (B423)
  • Chapter 13 Debtor’s Certifications Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q) (Form 2830)